What a Beautiful Mess I’m In

I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting,
challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous. -Carrie, Sex and the City

These past few weeks has been a whirlwind and I can’t believe it’s already the 8th of July. Man time really does fly when you’re having fun. I can honestly say that I’m falling in love with Match Guy. It is incredible how he seems to love everything about me. From the way I smile to the silly dorky little dances I do when I’m excited.

I went away last weekend to Oregon to visit family and left my dear Match Guy to take care of my pets. It was the first time we’d spent more than a night apart since we started our sleepovers. Ever since we met there has only been one day that we didn’t see each other for at least part of the day. Normally with boyfriends I have no problem leaving for a weekend. Sure I miss them a little but I’m so busy with family I barely think about it. Such was not the case this time. Continue reading What a Beautiful Mess I’m In

Meet the Parents

Phoebe: Listen! You have to help me pick a dress ’cause I’m meeting Mike’s parents tonight!
Monica: Wow, the boyfriend’s parents! That’s a big step.
Phoebe: (Sarcastically) Really? That hadn’t occurred to me.
Monica: They’re gonna love you, just be yourself.
Friends

Yesterday I met Match’s parents. I have met my share of boyfriends’ parents in my day, and it is always a nerve racking experience. I normally do pretty well with parents but it always takes awhile to get comfortable. With Match’s parents though, it was different. Just like with Match Guy, it was just easy. The minute we met it was comfortable and relaxed.

His parents are as full of energy and enthusiasm as he is. It was adorable-his dad came rushing into the room with glasses of champagne and said he’d been saving the bottle for a special occasion. He raised his glass and said, “And you my dear, are a special occasion.” I was beaming.

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The Different Ways We Connect to People

There are so many different ways to be connected to people. There are the people you feel this unspoken connection to, even though there’s not even a word for it. There’s the people who you’ve known forever who know you in this way that other people can’t because they’ve seen you change.-Angela, My So-Called Life

Last night I had another great night with Match Guy. We decided it would be fun to get dressed up and go out to a nice sushi dinner (my absolute favorite). Match showed up looking incredibly sexy in a green button up shirt and khakis. Green goes really well with his light brown hair and brown eyes. I wore a cute little dress I have that reminds me of the one Jennifer Garner wore in 13 Going on 30. Remember it ladies? Where she dances to Thriller? Just putting it on makes me want to do the dance. As it was, when Match saw me in the lil blue and brown number he twirled me around my living room and we swayed to the music in our heads.

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My Glass is Bottomless, All I Want is More

There’s something to be said about a glass half full. About knowing when to say when. I think it’s a floating line. A barometer of need and desire. It’s entirely up to the individual. And depends on what’s being poured. Sometimes all we want is a taste. Other times there’s no such thing as enough, the glass is bottomless. And all we want, is more-Meredith, Grey’s Anatomy

It’s been two weeks since I started dating Match Guy. In some ways I feel like it’s been much longer because of how comfortable it’s become. I can’t seem to get enough of him, and he’s said the same for me. We talk all day at work, and then I can’t wait to see him when I get home. I know that some of these feelings will fade, but I can honestly say I’ve never felt this way about a guy, not even in the “honeymoon” stage. Something is different, and I’m welcoming the change.

He does those little things that really make my day. We went shopping earlier in the week for dinner, and he grabbed this bouquet of flowers and said, “Every girl should have flowers in her apartment.” Aren’t they pretty?

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Honesty is Worth It

There’s an old saying, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.” But is that really true? Or can the things not said today haunt you tomorrow? Everyone knows the truth can be painful. But it can also set you free. It’s a risk you take whenever you open yourself up to someone. I, for one, think that honesty is worth it. And who knows? You just might be pleasantly surprised.-Marin, Men in Trees

I still can’t believe it’s only been a week since I met Match for the first time. We have spent almost every day together since, and it just keeps getting better. Of course as with everything in real life, there are snags, hiccups, or bubble bursters. On Sunday I ran into my first snag with Match Guy.

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