I first started wearing braces during my last year of college. Hmmm….2001, that was a long time ago. A lot has changed in my life since.
I’ve often thought that my appearance improved drastically when my two front teeth finally found its place in my jaw. Thus, I have always looked fondly at the men who professed they loved me while I was an “ugly duckling”, not that I became a swan! 🙂 . In lawschool, whether I smiled for a photo op or argued during a debate, my smile was accompanied by the sparkle of my braces. I reviewed in Makati for the Bar and aside from the intense review, I paid close attention to my braces. I knew it would take a long time before I could visit my dentist again.
I passed the Bar and then began working for a firm in Makati. Visits to my ortho became even rare. It was a long distance relationship that I had with her.
I just read an article on Time discussing “emerging adulthood”. I am one of those people in their 20s who feel far from grown up. I lived on my own for almost five years and then just recently, made the move back home. I’m not the only one it seems, people like me are the becoming the trend. These days, people in their 20s reach adulthood later than their parents did.
At 26, my mom was already married. At 27, she had me. On meager resources, they created a life for their family.
Once again, I am forced to revisit my situation. I pray that the Lord will guide me and him. We want to get married next year but he wants us to wait til we find ourselves in the perfect situation. Should I insist that we get married nonetheless or should I wait as he waits. There is no easy answer to my question. Dwelling on it just brings in the blues. And so I turn to You, my Dearest Lord. I need you to guide me and him Lord. Bless us with opportunities Lord. Amen.
I’ll be in Cambodia in 6 weeks and I can’t wait. All my research has me overly excited as i ponder the cheap finds I’ll get in the Russian Market. I’d really like to sell some of the stuff I’ll be buying to pay for my trip but I still haven’t figured out how. I’m thinking it’ll be easier for R and me to do the selling in Iloilo. Maybe we can visit his friends and sell to them. I’ll try selling here in the office and maybe I can talk to the “friendly peddler” in our office. That’s a good idea. Today is the last day, I’ll be working on this. Tomorrow, I’ll focus on the job already. Time to forget Cambodia for a short while.