He was in the bathroom (smile). He was very surprised by my breakfast gesture; we sat, ate, and talked. I finally felt grown up. Maybe this move was necessary, not the circumstance in which it happened, but the move was definitely necessary. Keon and I hung out for the rest of the day and then he left and went back to Monroe.
The next day, I decided I would explore my neighborhood to make sure I knew where the local spots were i.e. the dollar store, hospital etc. I saw this church on my way there and on the marquee, it said, “The Only Thing Missing from C-H- R-C-H is U, Join Us for Revival This Week.” It had been about a month since I had been to church, so I decided to go and I actually joined.
It was time to get me some Word poured back into me, because I had had enough negativity for the year. I was hurting and needed to be healed, so I didn’t want to get involved with anybody even though Keon was really starting to grow on me these last couple of weeks. I didn’t want to get into something with him knowing that my mind was still involved in all of this drama. And I didn’t want to try to force something with him, especially since I felt he was worth more than a rebound relationship.
On top of that, I still wasn’t talking to my mother, which also had me down. We were pretty close until this Jason incident. Even though I tried to reconcile, she was not hearing it at all. My sister kept telling me to just give her time. Although the saying says that time heals all wounds, I’m not sure if I really believe that it heals ALL wounds. I was probably going to have to apologize, but I would have to wait until I mustered up the courage. Yeah, I said courage, but maybe the right word is strength.
After I had been in training for three weeks, the recruiters asked if I would be willing to relocate to the manager’s track in Cleveland, Ohio. It was kind of strange, and I didn’t know whether or not this was going to be something I was ready to do. They told me I had the potential of being placed in my own branch within a year if I kept learning the ins and outs of the bank as rapidly as I was.
Hmm…leave Detroit just like that? Really, what was keeping me here? I guess my family was, but it would be a shame not to at least explore this opportunity a little. I knew that if I did this, it would give me a chance to experience something different. This was really a time that a girl needed her mother, so I decided to call my mom.
To be continued…