If you read my last post marking my official (hopefully permanent) return to the blogosphere, you’ll recall that I was unsure what to write about in future posts. I have decided that the best way to get me back into the swing of things was to blog about how my life has been for the past six months or so.
My life has changed a lot in the past six months, with the biggest change being that I have a boyfriend now. Rock and I started dating in November of last year. I have decided to name him Rock because, as cliche as this sounds, he is my rock.
I knew Rock for about two years before we started dating. We met through church, because we got confirmed together. However, we never really talked during that time. He had a girlfriend, who I also knew, and he was pretty shy, only talking to his girlfriend and their group of friends.
I thought he hated me for a while, because he wouldn’t really talk to me and wouldn’t follow me back on Instagram whenever I requested. (I later found out this was because his girlfriend used his Instagram and it was actually her who would accept his follow requests.)
I remember actually talking to him for the first time last summer, when I sang in church choir. I showed up early to practice and one of the musicians “introduced” us to each other. I remember him giving me the biggest smile when he saw me when he told the musician that he knew me; it was the first time I had ever seen him smile that big – it was cute. We had a small awkward conversation, and a couple days after, he requested to follow me on Instagram.
The next couple of months had similar small interactions; we were acquaintances who only talked when we saw each other. This all changed in October, when I posted something on my Instagram story advertising my Snapchat, and he added me.
About two weeks after he added me, I posted a selfie on Snapchat with my glasses on, which I usually don’t do. He responded to it, saying that I looked different. Confused, I asked him what he meant, and he responded saying that I looked cute with glasses on (“and without, of course”). We then started talking about other random things, and he brought up the fact that we didn’t talk all that much in general, so I gave him my number and we started texting.
We would text everyday until really late at night; we never ran out of things to talk about. There was one night when we got really personal; I told him everything that happened between Forest and I. Rock was one of the very few people who knew the whole story, and he never judged me. He told me the truth about what happened between him and his ex-girlfriend.
The first time we hung out was a week after we started texting. I went to my church festival to hang out with Egg and Dino, who came late. Egg and I hung out by ourselves for a little while when I saw Rock, who kept looking over at us while talking to his friends. When Dino finally came, I separated from them (they were about to get back together and I didn’t want to third wheel) and hung out with Rock.
Rock said he had some extra tickets so we rode some rides together, including one I was absolutely terrified of. When the ride started moving, I freaked out and grabbed onto his arm. He laughed at me the whole time and told me after that it was cute how scared I got. We had a great time that day and I realized that night that I had actually fallen hard for him.
We would hang out a couple more times after that, including going on a walk together around my neighborhood. I would stop a few times to take pictures of the sunset. Later that night, he texted me saying that he kept looking at me when I was taking pictures and liked my smile a lot.
My church friends were very aware of what was happening between Rock and I. They knew we both liked each other, so they played matchmaker and made plans for our group to hang out so Rock and I could get together. We saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (excellent film), and it was halfway during the movie when Rock turned to me and confessed.
“So by now I’m guessing you know I like you.”
Not going to lie, I had the biggest smile on my face when he said that. “I like you too,” I replied.
It was a bit random, but something I will never forget. After confessing, he put his arm around me and we cuddled for the remainder of the movie. When the movie ended, he turned to me and thanked me for a great day and for making him happy. I responded with a kiss on his cheek. Then he kissed my forehead.
We’ve been going strong for seven months now, and I can honestly say these have been the happiest seven months of my life. I used to be scared of falling in love (I still am, sometimes), but Rock makes it seem less scary. He makes me the happiest and luckiest girl in the world. I can rely on him and trust him with anything.
There’s so much more to this story, but I figured I would stop here because it is getting a bit long. Thanks for reading and see you soon!