Writer’s Workshop: My Perfect Choice

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It has been 16 years since I first laid my eyes on you. It all started in Melbourne where we first met as University students studying in the same university.  You were my senior and we were studying in the same faculty. Both of us were living  on campus but in different dormitories.

Back then at 18 yrs old I was a first year Commerce student while he was  in 2nd year.  I was never that good in accounts and consulted him several times regarding homework assignments in accounting.  Thinking back it was a right decision that I didn’t  pursue a career in accounting as he did or I will be seriously hating seeing numbers all around me.

I can’t remember who was the person who introduced us to each other however it all started from the first semester I was on campus. It was easy to talk to R and we shared many  passions in computer gaming and food.  We had the same circle of friends and met up very often.

During one of the weekends  we decided to hire a car and travel  along the Great Ocean Road with a few friends of us. It was a 5 hour drive from the campus to the 12 Apostles and back. During the long drive there with some guy friends and R I was asked by Nick if I was going to marry R and how certain I was about him. I was quite baffled by that question as R and I had only been dating for awhile and certainly wasn’t expecting this type of question to be coming from a guy friend.

It didn’t take me long to answer him. I  confidently told Nick “Yes, I’m sure he is the one“.  I’ve never regretted my decision. It has been 11 yrs of marriage for us since 2001 and I’m sure there are many more years to come.

How did you know when  your partner was the one?

How has it been for you since then?




Jenny MatlockMama’s Losin’ It