I know I haven’t been consistent in keeping you updated on the happenings in my life, and I’m not going to make excuses for my behavior. However, there’s a good reason; a really good reason: Naa. Over the past two months, Naa n I have gotten real close. You know how I thought that she detested me? Well, apparently I was way off! She actually loves me! I don’t know how to explain how I feel right now but the feeling’s most definitely great. It does have its downside though; like when she’s really busy with all those activities she’s involved in and I don’t get to spend time with her. It hurts. Literally.
Okay, so what’s it about Naa that’s got me totally smitten? That’s an easy question. First of all, she’s a really cool person. She’s great to talk to, smart, cute and she doesn’t mind playing ball with me sometimes. Only, I tend to let her have the easy shots. All I really wanna do now is just make her happy. Oh well, what can I say? I’m in deep. I hope you understand me unlike Tijani and the other guys who goof around and claim I’m acting all Prince Charming. They don’t know anything about love. Besides, who cares? This is where I wanna be. I have no choice than to agree with the saying that Love is Pain and Pain is Love.
Love is not an easy thing. Its not easy to understand and not easy to explain. Its different for different people. Its got its advantages and disadvantages. Perhaps the saying “love is blind” is really true. Most often, people who think themselves “in love” tend to ignore the negative things about the people they love. That is natural. But, it is also important that people try to be realistic in their situations. Being in love doesn’t necessarily mean losing your head. On the contrary, it has to do with maintaining your cool even when you’re on cloud nine.
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Jemila Abdulai is the creative director, editor and founder of the award-winning website Circumspecte.com. A media and international development professional and economist by training, she combines her business, communications and project management expertise with her strong passion for Africa. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys travel, global cuisine, movies, and good design.