I've recently found myself a part of a new relationship. After my last one ended, I had no intentions of seriously dating for a good long while. Partly because of why things ended, and partly because of where my feelings still were at that time. I was the one who made the decision to initiate the break, then the weeks of soul searching and mind wandering, and then the final statement of that I was happy where I was being with just myself and probably would be for a long time. It was never because I didn't love him anymore, I'll always have love for him. There was just something not right in my head and heart about us staying together in sickness and health 'til death did we part.
A few months later, I found myself in a peculiar situation. Despite the fact that I was deeply rooted in the feeling of wanting to be alone for quite a long time, fate seemingly had stepped in. After learning that a few of Kent's (my friend Emily's husband) friends from work were going to start running after work twice a week, Emily and I decided we would do the same. And thus the story began. I was first introduced to Justin while wearing sweats and a long sleeved tshirt, soon to be joined by a hoodie and a tobogan. He looked familiar to me, and was actually wearing a Georgetown hoodie himself. Turns out he had graduated two years ahead of me in college.
We spoke a little that night, and the next day I asked Kent for his last name and "researched" his facebook and myspace. A one line note sent through myspace turned into a few weeks of long emails passed between us and eventually an impromptu dinner and movie outing. He knew of the Kent situation, and one night we talked about how he was interested in me but wanted me to know that it was on my own time. Valentine's Day came around and to my surprise I got a package that contained theseIt was the first time I'd ever been sent flowers by someone, let alone someone that I wasn't officially dating yet. We had dinner later that night t a locally owned restaurant and it was the most simple, yet happiest Valentine's Day I've ever had.
So now here we are at the beginning of March. Justin and I made things official on February 16th, with my friend Cassie there to give us her blessings.
It already seems as if we've known each other for so much longer than we actually have. And although I've been very happy in past relationships, I have never been this happy this quickly. I'm hoping it's a good sign for what's to come between the two of us. He was met with open arms by my family this past weekend, had good conversation with my dad, and my mom whispered her approval in my ear as she was hugging me goodbye at the end of the night. I do hope that we continue to travel down the same path as we have so far cause my oh my how the boy makes me smile :)