I’m going to be honest with you–because all healthy relationships are built on trust, right? Korea… you’re my rebound.
I just got out of a long-term relationship. Honestly, it was a very tumultuous relationship. At times even abusive. But I loved Senegal with all my heart and gave everything I had to our relationship.
It was an amazing two years. In fact, the best two years of my life.
And while it was my decision to leave, I still yern for the way I felt when I was there. Some days it takes all my strength to stop from running back into his hot, sub-Saharan embrace.
But I know that things are different now. I am not the same person I was when Senegal and I first got together. And now I need to move on with my life. To meet new places and experience new things. That’s why I’ve decided to take a chance with you, Korea.
I’m not making any promises. The outlook for rebound relationships usually isn’t great. And as far as commitment goes, Senegal was my first real long-term relationship. You see, I’m usually more inclined to short-term flings. A semester with London in college, 10 day trist with Mali, a one night stand with Munich.
But just because you are the rebound doesn’t mean that I’m not open to the possibility of our relationship becoming more.
And who knows? Maybe I’ll fall in love with the rebound… with you. I’m willing to take a chance on us. Are you?
–a girl with gumption