This Friday is special. Two years ago, on October 21st, I got a text from a boy. It was a Tuesday, and I had dance. But I couldn’t stop checking my phone. Because a really cute boy had just asked me to be his girlfriend. And I was really freaking happy. My plan had worked. Let me back up a little bit.

The previous weekend, I had arranged for me and some friends to go to SCarowinds (the Halloween version of the theme park Carowinds). I was involved in a play at school at the time, and I invited the drama club president, Dara, another board member and actor, Daniel, and my costar, a cute junior with really gorgeous blue eyes. It looked suspiciously like a double date, even though technically it was just four drama geeks hanging out.

Now I know myself, and I know I love being scared, but I also know I’m a huge weeny. I conveniently placed myself near the cute boy the whole night, so as to have someone to latch onto when something inevitably scared the crap out of me. At some point I grabbed his arm and didn’t let go. Daniel and Dara noticed of course, but the cute boy simply let me cut off his circulation and stay tight by his side without any protests.

As the night drew to a close, the cute boy had to go home with his dad and sister.. But we were both pretty bummed about having to part ways. Daniel drove me home and made fun of me the whole way (he literally teased us for the rest of show and beyond). But it was totally worth it, because by the next Wednesday, I had myself a super cute boyfriend.
And that’s the story of how I tricked Justin into falling in love with me (or something like that) and here we are two years later. I’m still a weenie, he’s still a cutie, and we love each other a lot  We’ve made it through some big fights and being separated more than we’re together; and we’ve made so many happy memories along the way. I can’t wait to see what else we’ll survive. (Like the argument we’ll probably have about how he NEVER reads my blog because he doesn’t do social media, whatever that means). Regardless, I love him more than I ever thought I could and can’t imagine a world without him and all of the wonderful people he has brought into my life. Especially all of the dogs. So many dogs. ❤


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