Written by Kenny Nhlapo

Timing is something that none of us can seem to get quite right when it comes to relationships. We meet the person of our dreams the month before they leave to study abroad. We form an incredibly close friendship with an attractive person who is already taken. One relationship ends because our partner isn’t ready to get serious and another ends because they’re getting serious too soon.

“It would be perfect if this were five years from now or eight years sooner,” we moan to our friends. “We would have been great together if we dated sometime in the future, where problems are non-existent.” Timing seems to be the invariable third party in all our relationships. And yet we never stop to consider why we let timing play such a drastic role in our lives.

Timing is a nuisance. But it’s only a nuisance if we let it be. Here’s a simple truth that I think we all need to face up to: the people we meet at the wrong time are actually just the wrong people. 

You never meet these people at the wrong time, because the right people are timeless. The right people make you want to throw away the plans you originally had for yourself, and to just follow your heart and live.

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