A few weeks ago I was in a dating slumber where I watched as my housemate continued to go on dates with men who resembled that of a prehistoric escapee and listened to my best friend every Sunday about the amazing weekend she had just spent with her boyfriend. That suited me fine, I was busy scribbling ideas down for the book I was writing, was enjoying my new work placement, had a season booked on a party island in Greece and was getting ready to go jet setting with one of my nearest and dearest for three months.
Then everything changed.
I went for a drink with a friend I had known for a long time and ended up having a lovely evening with someone that made me laugh and blush like a school girl. It wasn’t just me that felt a sudden shift in the dynamic of the relationship and so we ended up spending a lot more of our time together. It was so unexpected.
It was all very grown up, we had drinks one weekend, then dinner and then a movie night. It sounds quite nice and romantic but the problem is, that there is still that travelling trip I mentioned. I am due to jet set for three months and he is due to work abroad for the summer too. So suddenly my very nice bubble just got popped.
We both knew from the start it was a pre holiday romance and said we would enjoy it while it lasted. Now though, with the flights booked and the days ticking down, it looks like I may be a bit more upset to say goodbye than expected.
I got to thinking, after wanting one of those holiday romances that are ‘oh so magical’ and after seeing my best friend having a relationship with someone who started as a good friend and hoping I could have something that good in the future. I have come to realise mixing the two probably wasn’t the best idea.
For now though, I still have 7 days until my flight and so I think I may just enjoy the next week and try not to think about the goodbye at the end of it.
FemaleFirst Emma Chaplin