A Split-second Decision I Made That Changed My Life.

Apparently only I had that long conversation with my heart and mind.

As I sat on my computer browsing away, a message popped up. The person had appreciated me about the videos that are on my YouTube channel and had asked a question, clearly initiating a conversation. "Hi! Your name is Esther Antai, and your surname sounds Akwa ibomite. Interesting. Care to explain?" Seriously? My mind asked. Why do I owe you an explanation? I was in a foul mood and in no mood to entertain a stranger in my inbox. I ignored it and went about with my life till I got another message from him 24 hours later. "I am sorry if I offended you, ma'am. Actually, I just wanted to know a little about you. It's okay if you don't wanna answer."

I read the message and pondered over it.🀦 Ma'am? Did I just get called, ma'am? Who the hell calls a girl in her early twenties, ma'am? I clicked on the reply button and stopped. Should I reply? If I did, it would be an endless conversation leading to the guy turning out to be a jerk at the end, and I would be even more upset. The day wasn't that good anyway. I didn't want another disaster. πŸ˜‚Naa! I don't need this. I said out loud to no one in particular and pressed the back button. I stared at the screen as my thoughts wandered back to the word 'ma'am'.from a stranger. Being called baby, honey, sweetheart, and other creepy words from strangers, definitely felt quite different. My mind asked me to move on. My heart wanted to see what was in store. "Like as if this 'ma'am' guy is your soul mate! Let him go. He is just another creepy guy on the internet." My mind reasoned. "But he is a sophisticated guy on the internet. I mean, who calls anyone, ma'am? Please give him a chance." My heart pleaded.

I went back to the message and clicked on the profile. A man who looked like in his mid-twenties was staring at the camera without a smile on his face. πŸ˜€ "Look at him. All attitude. Don't reply to him. I am telling you." The mind quipped. "No. He just seems shy. Give him a chance." The heart replied. As my mind and heart argued, I nervously scrolled the page with my mouse. I looked at his picture and made a decision. I typed a reply. My heart grinned, and my mind nodded, exasperated with my decision. I sent the reply and sighed. Whatever happens. Will see. πŸ˜‚

Today, 11 months and 26 days later, I am writing this sitting on the bed when that very nonsmiling guy, this time with a smile on his face, entered the room to ask babe, what should we do for lunch? I looked at him and smiled. "What are you doing?" He asked. "Remember the time when you sent me the message for the first time?" "Yeah." "What were your thoughts?" "I don't remember. You seemed cute, and your name was different, so I sent the message. Why?" Apparently, only I had that long conversation with my heart and mind. He just thought I was cute. Love you, future hubby, πŸ™ˆ_Esther Antai

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