It was a cold winter day on Saturday December 2nd, 2006. I had been sleeping all day because I work the night shift out in Mississauga. When I woke up, I decided that it would be wise that I start my Christmas shopping now. I hopped into my car and drove up to Limeridge Mall. I was looking to buy gifts for the family but I didn’t expect to find a present for myself.
I met my girlfriend for the first time on this day of last year. I can’t believe that it’s already been a year since we first met. Oddly enough, I still remember the day we met as if it was yesterday. It takes a while for my memories to kick start itself but this one particular memory is one that I will never forget.
It all started that one Saturday night when I was at the mall doing some Christmas shopping. I must have done a couple of laps around the mall before giving up. Before heading home, I stopped by Bubble Tease to visit my friend Carole. She was working that night along with a couple of other coworkers. One coworker was sitting to the side and it didn’t look like she was working. The other coworker had just got in from getting something to eat. He offered me some of whatever he bought but I declined. Later, the girl coworker offered me some cupcakes that she baked for her fellow coworkers. I wasn’t a fan of sweets so I politely declined but she was persistent and I accepted. Who would have known that later that night, I would be dreaming about the girl that offered me a cupcake.
A year later, we are living together under the same roof. We’ve had our shares of ups and downs (more downs than ups) but we’re getting through them. She’s had to put up a lot with me lately because of what an ass I’ve been. Sometimes it feels like our relationship is hanging by a moment and it could be over any second. I pray that, that day will never come. Part of me loves her too much to let her go but another part of me love her too much to allow myself to continue to hurt her so. What’s a guy going to do?