I was (as usual) scrolling through one of my favorite sites, Weddingbee, today, and I came across a post that got me thinking. They asked the “Bees” to respond to the question of whether or not they were actively looking for love when they met their fiancé.
Well now…for me…I would have to say no! Don’t you love how things like that happen? When Justin and I met last September, I was completely submerged in the application process for graduate school. I had decided in August that I would begin taking my tests (grrr those GRE’s are just AWFUL…anyone else out there with me???), filling out pages and pages of applications, writing essays, and the like. There were 18 applications in total (yes, I am indeed insane…).
At first, when we met, I was under the assumption that our relationship wouldn’t really go anywhere (ouch!). I could tell he was a great guy, and I loved spending time with him ever since our first date, but I knew that I was going to inevitably be moving out of the state to attend school if I was accepted. I suppose I had an “ending date” stamped on our relationship…because honestly…who in their right mind would want to be in a serious relationship with me knowing that I am packing up and moving a few months down the road?
Thankfully, I was wrong about that! Justin quickly changed my perspective on things. In the end, I decided to simply let things progress naturally (which was not my first instinct…I was so worried that he or I would hurt the other’s feelings). And, as you can probably tell, the relationship took off, and here we are today! I still pinch myself sometimes because I feel like I’m dreaming to have someone in my life who loves me enough to pick up and move across the country with me so I could pursue graduate school. I can’t imagine my life playing out any differently!J
So what about you...were you looking for love when you met your significant other?