Tonight’s post is slightly more personal than I tend to get on here. Note that I’m using “I” instead of “We”, yes that’s right this post is entirely about the woman behind Fashionista’s Travel. Why am I getting personal you ask? Well it all stems from what tomorrow is, that being my 1 year anniversary to my boyfriend. The date of when we actually met seems to be lost on both of us so we picked a date that seemed appropriate, October 31, Halloween, it is.
Let me back up for just a moment. Prior to being in a relationship with my current boyfriend I was in a long term relationship as some of you know. That relationship I thought was it for me. Little did I know what was really going on and he turned out to be a major asshole. With that being said, I was on the verge of turning 30 and really feeling like the race to find a new mate was on. I went through a series of horrific dates, I even blogged about those for awhile, and when I wasn’t looking I found my boyfriend.
Every great love starts with a great story…
It’s been quite the year together, I’ll say that for sure. About 6 months ago we moved in together. A little fast some might say but its one of those situations that just sorta happened and I’m really glad it did. I would be lying if I said our relationship is perfect because it is the farthest thing from that. Most days I feel our relationship was better before we moved in together, mostly because before you move in together everything seems rosy and those annoying habits don’t seem too bad. Living together was probably the best thing we could do to really test our relationship. We bicker non stop it seems like most days but at the end of the day I’ve never felt more real and honest with someone. I walked on eggshells with my last relationship and I swore I would never do that again. Fighting with someone doesn’t just make you speak your mind but it also helps to build a stronger relationship. Couples who don’t fight? I’m sorry but there is something very wrong there that you are both denying.
We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has only happened once, and that’s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I’ll never forget a single moment of it.
So that brings me to my boyfriend and why I decided to indulge you all in this post. He’s the most irritating, annoying, child-like person I have ever encountered. Why am I with him you ask? Because he is NOTHING like me. I’m a firm believer that we seek out qualities in the opposite sex that we don’t possess ourselves. Don’t get me wrong, my boyfriend is lovable (when he thinks I’m sleeping), thoughtful (but will deny it) tender and warm hearted (when he’s been drinking), most of all he makes me want to strive to be the best version of myself I can be. There is nothing perfect here, I repeat there is nothing perfect here but he is perfect for me.
They didn’t agree on much. In fact, they didn’t agree on anything. They fought all the time and challenged each other every day. But despite their differences, they had one important thing in common. They were crazy about each other.
He doesn’t care much about anniversaries or birthdays, or even holidays for that matter, but he does know how much they mean to me. Just yesterday he was trying to get away with buying my Christmas presents now! So how are we celebrating you ask? Thats simple, a nice dinner out. No presents except a card (I hope) and perhaps a movie at home after. I’m a pretty simple person when it comes to celebrating, I used to feel like go big or go home but I’ve realized over the years its who you are celebrating with that matters the most.
He’s probably going to kill me once he sees this post go live and I’m fully prepared for that (he’s a very private person). However I am an over-sharer and I have been wanting a way to express how happy and how much I’ve grown in the past year (thank goodness I have a blog)! So in closing, thank you to my wonderful boyfriend for giving me a great year full of laughs, fights, and tons of memories to build on.
You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.