for the first time in almost ten years, I can say that I am alone
before - I always had him
well, not always - he pursued me. I didn't want a relationship. I had made a vow to myself to be single (and love it!) for the rest of my life
and then he came along
we were only seeing each other for a couple of weeks before he said "I love you"
my response? "I'm not ready to say that yet"
and I wasn't
guess I should have waited another 9 and a half years........