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January 27, 2012

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.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2012 3:56 pm

    I just live this. Congrats.

  2. January 27, 2012 4:19 pm

    Awwwww how sweet! What a beautiful story! Congrats!

  3. January 27, 2012 7:11 pm

    this is too sweet! happy 5 years!

  4. January 28, 2012 4:16 pm

    Happy anniversary 🙂

  5. January 28, 2012 5:50 pm

    This is so sweet. I’ve been reading your blog for a while but had to comment today. So cute! Congrats to both of you! 🙂

  6. January 29, 2012 10:45 pm

    I love this! And, I totally have to admit that I’m impressed that you know the date it was made official 🙂 Neither my husband nor I can remember the day we actually were serious about dating…oops!

  7. January 31, 2012 6:01 pm

    Aw this is so sweet, loved reading it. Congrats!

  8. February 9, 2012 10:44 am

    So cuteeeeeeeee and so sweet! Happy Anniversary! I feel like true love comes in at horribly, horribly inconvenient times just to show you that you can’t control everything. 😉

    • February 9, 2012 6:59 pm

      Thanks, Erin! I honestly don’t think you could be more right. If this is the result of inconvenience, I’m kind of ok with it ; )

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