it all started at the ripe age of 19. first year of college. while trying to land a job at an apartment complex. [I was in it for the perks: free rent]. the day of the ‘group interview,’ an extremely handsome fellow held the door for me. insert [J].
throughout every activity, we discovered we had a strange amount in common with each other. and just when the rest of the interviewees couldn’t take any more, they asked us “are you two single?” in unison, we answered “no”. yet another thing in common.
fastforward a year of being coworkers & friends. and within months of each other becoming single. the timing was right.
as with every most ‘met in college’ stories ..a little liquid courage was all we needed to make the move. [for all of those minds who went straight to the bedroom ..I was describing our first kiss].
from then on, we were inseperable.
until the summer of 2009. we both went off, him to NYC & me to london, for internships. once we returned to school, he got the big apple bug + a job offer ..& it was a short 5 months before he moved there. and after one lonnnnng year apart, I joined him.
since we have moved from our astoria, NY apartment to one in jersey city, NJ. from there, we headed west ..& lived in the chicago suburbs. although that seems like a lot, it isn’t all of it. we most recently moved to des moines, IA. phew!
and have happily been together through all of it. five years to be exact.
first comes love, then comes living in one place for more than a year, then comes marriage, & baby in a baby carriage. [we’re headed in the right direction, at least].
circa may 2008.