This is a personal post. If you’re not interested in my personal life (as vague as I am with it), I’ll be back next week with our regularly scheduled program. Thank you for your patience.
With everything going on, it’s crazy to think that in just a few days it’ll be May, the 5th month of the year. We’re inching closer to half way done with 2020 and everything is still chaotic and strange.
But May is an important month for me. It’s my sister’s birthday. It’s one month closer to my birthday. And it’s my anniversary month.
I am and always will be a hopeless romantic. I read story after story with love and affection, but ultimately it wasn’t something in my life.I was someone who didn’t think I was going to end up in a relationship. I was sort of perpetually single and deemed the cat lady in my group. I was the mom friend and took care of people when their relationships went sour or pumped them up when they started dating again.
But I became proactive and started dating. Had a lot of misses before I got my hit.
And now, two years later, my life has completely changed because of him.
I wrote last year about our year of long distance. I have to admit it was more than hard. We questioned if we should keep going multiple times. We had talks that made me cry and we had talks that made me hopeful. That year was long and full of disappointments on the job front, on the home front, and more.
But he loved me and I loved him.
It was only a few weeks later that I got a job offer where he lived. I moved three weeks after that and moved in with him (and the roommate, whoops). We no longer had long distance. We saw each other every day. We SEE each other every day.
I changed jobs again six months later (it had been an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up) and soon the roommate will be moving elsewhere. We plan on looking for a new home to buy when all this covid-19 stuff dies down and the world starts settling into their new normal.
But I’m ever so grateful for my boyfriend. I’m glad the universe aligned and I got a job and moved out here before the crazy stuff in the world began to happen. If I wasn’t in the same place as him, I doubt we could have done long distance through this mess. It would have been so much pressure. I applaud anyone going through it right now.
And despite the crazy things happening, the stresses at work, and being away from my family, I’m absurdly happy. I couldn’t ask for a better person in my life.
Now if the world could just calm down a bit so I can focus on writing again and not doing twice the amount of work for my job that would be fantastic.
During all this, I hope you can focus on the little joys in life. Focus on your little achievements. Focus on the people in your lives that bring you joy.
Let me know in the comments below your joys. Let me know your romance! I would love to hear your love story. I’m still a hopeless romantic after all.