Over 12 months ago, I was ready to give online dating the flick. I even wrote a semi-rant-blog post about it. I had been on a number of first dates with guys who seemed really mature, genuine, fun and had great personalities. But it didn’t seem to go past that initial meet. While I thought we had great connection, it turned out that they didn’t feel the same. What sucked, was that rather than saying “hey it’s been nice but I don’t think you’re the girl for me”, they would just disappear off the face of the dating planet. It’s a shitty feeling when that happens, but their loss was someone else’s gain. If it weren’t for all those failed dates, I wouldn’t have met my love, so I guess you could say it was my gain too!
Just before Easter of 2017, I had added a guy to a “favourites” list on the dating application I was using at the time, with the intention of sending him a message. I sat on it for a little while because as above, I was starting to get frustrated and was about to just give up. But then he messaged me. We chatted about TV shows and movies we liked, activities we took part in, music we listened to, joked around and got a little comfortable I guess you could say. So we decided to meet for coffee. I had prepared myself for the worst; the potential for him to just ignore me after we met just like the rest of them. But to my surprise, it was quite the opposite. We went out again the same week, and again not long after; we were texting almost every day since then and before we knew it, we were “official”… yes I know that sounds corny but whatever! I didn’t expect him to stick around long enough to let me fall in love with him. But he did, and he’s still here and I couldn’t be happier.
We moved into a place together recently too, a townhouse not far from my work and making his work commute a little shorter as well. While we don’t spend that much time together on weekdays/weeknights because of our different work schedules, we still get to hang out on the weekends and text each other daily; just like we did when we first started dating.
He has been the best and most positive thing to come along in a long time. With his encouragement and support, I started to enjoy the outdoors again, getting creative and just learning to really love and appreciate the things I used to in the past. He also encouraged me to look at where I wanted to be in life, on a personal level as well as on a career level. With my luck, a friend I had worked with previously, came to me with an opportunity to join her where she currently works. With his encouragement as well as the support of my family and friends, I took the opportunity and I was successful in getting that role.
The past 12 months have been pretty amazing, I’ve met the love of my life, someone who I know I want to annoy for the rest of my days, I’ve moved to a new company, new role and made lots of new friends. But the one thing I haven’t done, is found my motivation to write like I used to.
This could be the start, but this isn’t going to be a long post, it’s more of a quick update on where I’m at in life and also a shout out to my love; you’re one of a kind and I’m happy that we met. I love you! 😘
With that, I’m out… see you in a year… or maybe sooner!