My Second First Date

How often are we the only real thing standing in our way?

ADEOLA SHEEHY-ADEKALE
Modern Women
Published in
5 min readMay 17, 2024

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Image by Brock Wegner on Unsplash

My first date was to the cinema. I was 13, and try as I might so much time has passed that I can’t remember his name, where on earth we met to begin with, or any of the circumstances that found me sitting next to him in front of a darkened movie screen, feeling petrified.

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ADEOLA SHEEHY-ADEKALE
Modern Women

Writing on female experience, race, motherhood & self-development. Columnist at Green Parent magazine & Parenting Top Writer. Follow me on IG @adeola_moonsong.