Menissa Sohail twirled around in her new acquisition. Although not ostentatious she loved every bit of her vintage floral frock with lace trimmings. It wasn't the latest fashion but to her it was everything she'd dreamed of. It meant so much to her because she had been saving a bit each month to be able to afford it. She'd sacrificed a lot for this dress. She took another turn full circle."I should take it off, really", she said in her heart. "I won't be wearing it anytime soon", she said. She carefully took it off sleeve by sleeve and then the full dress. She lay it carefully in its wrapper and placed it carefully in her wardrobe.
"Hello, is that Miss Sohail", said the voice at the other end of the receiver. "You are due a free upgrade and the latest tablet could be yours. Would you like us to apply it to your account?" "No", came Menissa's reply. "Perhaps another time", then she hang the phone up.
"Menissa want to go to the training together? It's free you know", came the voice of Clara her office colleague. "Another time maybe", she half-heartedly said. She was comfortable where she was in her professional life. She wasn't ready to strain herself.
"Hello pretty lady", whispered a voice from behind her and her friend Elsie. "Sohail, he's talking to you", remarked Elsie. "In fact he's been vying for your attention for decades. Aren't you at least going to give him a chance?" "Elsie, it's my business and I will handle my business in my own way", retorted Menissa. She lazily turned half way to face Noah and uttered a barely audible hello and turned away. "Menissa, Menissa, he won't be around forever you know. He is so into you and I know you. When you don't give eye contact I know you also like him. Give him a chance at least", Elsie insisted. Not a peep from Menissa.
"Menissa, your mother and I are going on our lifelong dreamed cruise. Do you want to join us?", her dad extended the hospitality. "No dad. I could be sea sick or worst still lose my luggage along the way", she replied.
"Why all these excuses, 'Nissa. I have watched you miss good opportunities. I have seen you sabotage yourself." Now is the time to start living. Now is the time to start dressing the way you want. Now is the time to give love a chance. Now is the time to accept help from others. Now is the time to live the life you want. Now is the time to live the dream. Now is the time baby girl. This is your time. This is your hour. Put it off no longer".
You are quintessentially special,
= Welcome to Authentically Penned. The contents produced here have been in part plucked from pages in my life. I am all the more richer in my experience and thankful for all I have been through and to come.