One year ago today, I had a “breaking” of sorts. I was tired – tired of disappointment, monotony, lack of change. And because of that, this post was born. And then something truly beautiful happened.
The next day, I went on a first date with the sweetest, most amazing man I've ever met in my entire life and my whole world changed. I’m now dating that man and we’re celebrating our one year anniversary tomorrow! I seriously can’t believe it’s already been a year. It feels like just yesterday that our date happened (more on how we met and what that first date looked like coming soon!) and he asked me to be his girlfriend. But at the same time, I feel like I've known him forever and that we've been together for years. We just click. We work on so many levels I never even knew was possible with another human being. And honestly? I feel that “blessed” is an understatement when it comes to how I feel about having him in my life. But it’s the only word that encompasses my feelings. Blessed. Oh so very blessed.
This first year of dating with Cory has been truly life-changing. I honestly (and sadly) never knew that this is what LOVE is supposed to truly feel like and be like. I only thought I knew what love was before - but I actually didn't have a clue! And I've never been happier. Although this year brought a lot of change and unknowns into my life, like living situations, work, and so much more, I've still been so very happy. Through all of the stress this year has brought, I'm happy and it's because I now know a love like no other.
Yes, this is super sappy and mushy and "gross" to some (or most), but I don't care. I'm honestly, truly happy and absolutely in love and Cory is seriously the most amazing man and the perfect match for my life. He's pushed me past my comfort zone time and time again and challenges me in the best ways possible. His criticism may sting but it's from a place of love and respect, and it's amazing. I truly feel like I can better myself and be better for myself and for him because of him. He's just remarkable and I am eternally grateful for his presence in my life.
I've lived in places I never thought I would - like at home with my parents again, in a fifth wheel, etc - and have contemplated changes I never would've even dreamed of before. I've traveled and experienced so many "firsts" in my life because of Cory in this past year, and I'm thankful. We've shared a year full of memories that will last us a lifetime, and I'm just so absolutely blessed. I pray that we have many more years together and that I have this man by my side for all of life's curveballs and blessings.
Thank you for all you've done and continue to do for me. Thank you for loving me like no other
and for making life fun and exciting and new again. Thank you for being YOU and for always supporting me no matter what. You are truly a blessing and I absolutely adore you.
Happy one year my love!