It's been since July since I last wrote in here and sooooo much has happened. All good I can say! Let me bring you up to speed (not that anyone still reads this, but whatever LOL)...
1. I am now a full-time employee at the credit union as of August
2. I got my own apartment, FINALLY and it's beautiful :) Crown molding, a huge garden tub, spacious balcony, you name it...
3. I got a dog! A boston terrier to be exact and she's the most precious thing ever (when she isn't peeing on the floor and using me as a chew toy). Four months old and I call her my boston "terror"
4. I have a boyfriend!
Needless to say 2010 has been an amazing year. The start of it was not so hot, but things quickly turned around as I had wanted them to. I was sitting in my apartment one evening having dinner with the boyfriend, the dog begging for food as usual and I start thinking to myself...how in the world did I get here? I'm sitting in my own cute little place, amazing guy sitting next to me who just fixed us dinner, I have the cutest dog staring up at me and wising I would drop just one piece of food. A year ago I was less than enthusiastic about where I was. Nick and I were living in a shoebox of an apartment, my Grandmother had just passed away, his former father figure was just murdered, Nick had lost his job, I was out of work until December and I was definitely not my usual happy self. So to reflect on where I was a year ago at that time kind of threw me for a loop when things had completely done a 180 in my life. It's one of those moments that hit you and make you think "holy shit, I'm incredibly lucky to be here at this moment in time, things were so completely different a year ago." I almost had to stop myself from tearing up a little, not gonna lie.
Anyways, I'm happy to say that I am no longer single. My goal was to be single and alone for a year, that would have put me at March 2011. Why you ask? To prove to myself that I could be just fine being alone and that I didn't need anyone. Well despite the fact that I didn't follow through on my own personal goal, I know for a fact that I was perfectly fine with just me, myself and I. In October, I had put myself on plentyoffish.com just for the hell of it. My co-worker had been on this site for a while now so I figured I would give it a shot. I had hits and views on my profile, guys would write me and I had conversed with only a handful of them. I was interested in this guy that was in the army but when we just started talking he was having to leave for two weeks. I figured if it was meant to be I'd be hearing from him in two weeks (if I was still single, at this point I figured it was 100% likely). I had met up with this guy (more like kid) who was I think 21 or 22? He was sweet but too short and too skinny for my liking. I mean he was just starting to experience the world, real sweet kid, but obviously only interested in getting a piece of ass. As much as I hate to admit this I hadn't had sex in about two months and was going absolutely nuts so we ended up sleeping together anyways. It happened one more time before meeting Glen about a week later. I received a message in my inbox saying "cool dog". HA! How cute is that? I saw his profile and noticed that he was not only an Aries but had a birthday one day before mine, how awesome!!! Hmmm...dirty blonde hair, hazel eyes, just moved here from Ft. Worth, one son and so on and so forth. I immediately wrote him back because he was already awesome in my book and gained cool points for liking my pooch :)
Here's where the story begins. I picked him up for our first date. No I'm not the traditional type of girl. I figured he had good reason as to why he had no transportation. The story unfolded that he ended up selling his motorcycle and his suburban so that he could go to school to learn how to work on motorcycles (his graduation pictures say it all). Ok awesome, he's been to school and graduated and does in fact have a job. We're already two plus points than the last boyfriend. Since he had just moved to Austin from Ft. Worth I figured I would give him a little adventure. I drove him to the South Congress bridge where we watched the bats fly out for the evening. I was already at ease with this guy, he made me laugh (like that deep in the belly kind of laugh), the chemistry was incredible, the kisses were amazing, the hugs were perfect, it was an awesome start to the evening. I drove him down to South Congress and noticed that First Thursday was going on, the traffic was ungodly as usual so I decided not to park anywhere. I figured I didn't want the evening to end there so I drove us to Mt. Bonnell. I already warned him that it was quite a climb, but completely worth it when he would see the view from up top. As soon as we reached level ground it was over. The "oh my gods" came out and the excitement was definitely apparent. We had found a look-out point that we kept to ourselves. The occasional couple would walk by but there was still no disturbing us. The kisses got deeper as well as the grabbing and touching, this boy was driving me crazy. "Trouble" seemed to be in my vocabulary for the evening because that's exactly what he was, trouble. I couldn't believe how absolutely amazing this evening was going and how well we clicked with each other. After spending what was probably two hours up on the mountain we decided to go to Starbucks for a couple of coffees and some dessert. He ordered something sweet to eat to go with our coffee and ended up feeding it to me (as corny as this sounds, I loved every second of it). I already had it in my mind that I would not sleep with this guy. In past experiences I was basically left high and dry and only hurt in the end if a one night stand ended up happening. I told him that I REALLY liked him and wanted to go further with it and that sleeping with him was definitely not an option. We ended up making out on the couch, watching a movie was the original idea but we all know that wasn't going to happen. I ended up stradling him on the couch and to my amazement he had already whipped it out. It was sneaky but I didn't feel it until I actually sat down on him and grinding on him even harder. I was shocked and told him that I didn't want to have sex. A warning was already given to him that I didn't want to get hurt and that in past experiences this is exactly what has happened. If you know anything about an Aries personality, we are stubborn and don't take no for an answer. I think we looked into each other's eyes pretty deeply for at least thirty seconds before we established that neither of us were going to go anywhere. The sex was amazing and he was definitely not selfish. Two days later he asked if I wanted to be his girlfriend and there was no hesitation whatsoever. I was ecstatic! So far it's only been about two months but in this short amount of time I've met his mom, his son, his cousins, aunt and uncle and other family members. We spent time away from each other during Christmas due to seeing each other's family for the holidays. He told me he missed me like mad crazy during this time and I told him the feeling was definitely mutual.
So here I am! This is the happiest I've been in a long time and so very grateful for the things that God has bestowed upon me. I only wish my Grandmother was still here to see the progress I've made, but deep down I think she already knows somehow. I'm excited to see what 2011 holds for me, my family and friends. Whoever comes upon this site, I wish you the very best for a Happy New Year as well! I only hope I can keep up with this blog more. Stay posted for more entries to come :)
All my love,