We are not together but there is so much of him in me. We met, we became friends, we loved each other and then broke up and life moved on.
He is happily married with 2 kids. I am happily married. But the 2-3 years we were together has made me what I am today. The confidence of riding in the Mumbai local to my extreme love for wada pav, he gave me that.
Because of him I am passionate about food, I like trying cuisines from all over the world. He gave me confidence to speak. He was very much behind the first job I got and now I am making a successful career out of it. He taught me to use excel (which people think I am an expert at). He made me a better person which I am today.
He told me the story of the ant which kept falling but didn't stop trying to make me give my best. He taught me to look at the bigger picture by telling me the story of a blind man and elephant. He taught me the meaning of love.
And I know we could not end up together but I think he gave me the courage to move on.
Hey you! Loving you, knowing you and being with you was one of the best parts of my life and will always be. It took me 12 years to realize that you made me who I am today and I want to say- Thank you!
I don't know if I will ever have a chance to say that to you so hoping you will read it here some day,