Five years ago today, Nick and I decided to make our relationship “official.”
It seemed like the obvious thing to do since we had been dating each other (and only each other) for over a month and clearly had no intention of seeing other people. As obvious as it may have been, however, it wasn’t an easy decision, at least not on my part. As I mentioned in my post last week, I had just come out of a long term relationship, and some part of me thought I should try to be single for more than a hot minute.
It was the sensible thing to do, and I am a sensible person.
Boy, am I glad I didn’t listen to that small, sensible part of myself, for at least once in my life.
If I had, I would have missed out on five of the best years of my life.
I would have missed getting to know
my most willing taste tester
my partner in crime (and general silliness)
my trusty travel navigator
my cutest wedding date
my best dance partner
one of my biggest cheerleaders
my (not so) secret admirer
my travel buddy
my best friend
and the love of my life
Sometimes going with your gut pays off.
Five years ago today, we went with our gut and, luckily, got five years full of laughter, adventure, happiness, and love as a result.
Quite the pay off, in my opinion.
Happy “official” anniversary, love. Here’s to many, many more.