We met in a typical millennial way. That story is for another day though. Long story short I met a guy who intrigued me, and through my skepticism I gave it a chance.

Then a year and a half ago a lot changed for me. I was sitting on Cody’s apartment couch, we were watching a movie. I was nervous as all get out, because I liked this guy more than I wanted to. I trusted him more than I wanted to. It was that night that he turned to me randomly, looked me in the eyes, and asked me to be his girlfriend. He told me he waited to ask me on the 4th because it was our favorite number.

Naturally, my reaction was, “You want to date me?” (I still roll my eyes at myself for that). Cody said, “Of course I want to date you?” (Then paused, waiting for me to say yes or no). Obviously, you know how that story ended, I quickly said yes. We’ve been cheesy as hell ever since.

So, what is the big deal about a year and a half? It’s a big deal to me, because it signifies how QUICKLY time flies. It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating our one month, our six months (I said we were only “legitimate” if we dated for six months because then people would actually think we liked each other), our one year. And now we are on to the next mini milestone of time, and it’s only going to continue to fly by.

There is a beauty in being in love with someone who can make the time fly. It’s good and bad – naturally we don’t want our time to pass us by, but the moments that speed by us without a hint of slowing down are the most memorable and rewarding ones. And let’s be real, there is a noticeable difference in how fast or slow time ticks away for us.

I would much rather feel as though time is moving quickly and be irrevocably, unapologetically happy, than live a life in slow motion.

As each milestone passes us by, (even the miniscule ones) I find myself feeling so thankful for the time that has flashed before me. When I edit videos, I will sometimes increase the speed of a clip to 120% or higher. Sometimes life with my people can feel that way, and I smile knowing it’s because I’m completely and utterly captivated by those moments.

I hope you discover beauty in your mini milestones. A life that you’re excited about with people you are excited about is truly an authentic thing to find.




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