Listening to: pandora
Reading: my own work
Watching: Once Upon a Time
Playing: the game
I finished up my time on my college campus...No more classes to sit in as a student. It is a liberating feeling but at the same time strange. I've been in school since I was 3. I'm 22. All I've known is school. Course, I'm not exactly finished just yet. I have one more semester off campus at an internship and then I'm free in December.
To update whoever reads my posts, I'm engaged. Yep, that escalated quickly. Also, I came out to my family on Thanksgiving this past year.
I met the most amazing man on October 17th, 2012 via an app on my phone that allowed us to chat. It was like magic. We connected almost immediately. He is so kind, inquisitive, sublime, and just all around wonderful. I love him. We talked everyday via texting, calling, letters, e-mails, anything and everything you can think of to do for communication in a long distance relationship. Oh yeah, he lives in California and I'm in Mississippi. We've stuck through it, though.
I met him in person for the first time on Christmas day. Best Christmas gift, ever! I stayed with him until January 6th. He asked me to marry him on Christmas night, even though he asked me our first day of communicating. I said yes. BUT I asked him on January 3rd at a beach when the sunset was perfect. He said yes. We count that time since it was just perfect for us. Hopefully, if the government will make our union legal, I will marry my prince on July 7th, 2013. I'll even change my last name to his, which excited me to see my bachelors degree with his last name.
There was also this one time where I couldn't wait to see him after being in Mississippi for a few months. I drove all the way to the halfway point in New Mexico. 14 hours of driving that was totally worth it for a few days with him. Last time I saw my man was Spring Break.....I haven't even been back to my hometown since Christmas...I haven't missed it one bit.
The family didn't take my choice well...2 siblings were all for it and the other 2 were freaked out. All the parents were unhappy and upset. "I would rather you of been alone for the rest of your life than go down the path you're going." Yep...It hurt. No lie. At least, they're trying nowadays...it will take time.
Course, they're more upset at the thought of my man being an atheist than him being a man. They don't want me to lose my faith. I'll admit that I'm thinking things through and trying my best to stay with my beliefs...but as I am changing, so are my views on things. Everything will work out. I know they will.
I get to fly back to my real home (his arms) on May 13th. I cannot wait to see him! Less than two weeks....they're still torture. I hope these last few days pass by quickly. Friends and family visits are going to help.
Also, I've shrunk even more in my size. My hunny has been encouraging me to be healthy and I've lost more weight. I need new clothes. I'm now 233 compared to last year around this time I was 285. Dramatic difference....I'm still going to try and lose even more until I'm happy with my results. Got to push through!
I'm excited for life! This past year has been...I would've never thought to have this kind of future as a child.
I am happy.