Thursday, April 14, 2016

Turning the Corner

So I've been thinking a lot lately about taking my blog down. It's not that I don't love it, and it's not that I don't enjoy reaching out to all of you with my pictures and my stories and reading your own blog posts. It's that I feel like I'm doing a disservice to the entire idea of blogging by only posting on here every so often. But then it occurred to me that I have almost three years of memories tied up in this thing, and I'm not quite ready to let it all go without some serious thought. That being said, I'm just now entering a time in my life where I think blog posts will be more appropriate and necessary in the near future than they have been in the recent past.

As I'm sure some of you have read, I've met somebody. This man is by far the sweetest, most generous, most loving person I've ever been in a relationship with. I know I've dated my fair share of guys, and I'm sure most of you are sick of my back-and-forth attitude towards relationships. I had gotten to a point in my dating life where I was ready to wash my hands of it all. I was sick of wondering when he'd text me next, or where our relationship was going, or whether or not I would ever get to meet his family. I was settling for far less than what I truly needed (read: deserved), and it wasn't until recently that I realized I'd had enough. They say you meet the person you've been looking for once you stop looking, and I can finally attest that that theory was true in my case.

On January 30th I went on a date with a guy I'd met online. He was from Fayetteville (about an hour's drive from Raleigh), so I figured with the literal distance between us it probably wouldn't turn into anything. Boy, was I wrong. It's been just short of three months now, and I feel like I've known him all my life. We take turns driving back and forth, and we usually spend the weekend together. Between the dinners out, the comedy shows, the golf tournaments, the shopping trips, the nature hikes and the family functions, I find myself head over heels for this man. He is more than I could have ever hoped for in a boyfriend, and I cannot wait to see where the road takes us.

Even my friends and family have noticed a difference in my demeanor. My aunt says I'm glowing. One of my best friends says I've become more upbeat. HIS family says he can't stop smiling. It might have taken years, but we've finally found each other. Now begins the really fun part.. life together!

We have so much going on in the next few weeks and months. We're attending three weddings (one in Raleigh, one in Atlanta and one in Hillsborough), a comedy show, a beer fest, his dad's (surprise) birthday dinner and a golf tournament in Charlotte. All by the end of next month. So hopefully I'll get back into the habit of taking pictures and I'll have plenty to post on here.

Stay tuned, y'all!!