When my fiancé and I met, we were in the same position – looking for jobs and living at home.
We were the ones who commuted to and from college. We never got to experience living away from home, so we didn’t understand how it felt to have true independence.
A few months went by and he obtained his first full-time job.
I was happy for him, but yearned to find one. The next year, he received his diploma and began to work long hours and was switched to an overnight shift, which affected his health.
That summer, I obtained my first full-time job, but quickly learned what I truly wanted was to be a social media coordinator. So, I began looking for job elsewhere and got another position. ‘
Still, him and I were not very happy with our living situation, so we looked for an apartment. Unfortunately, it fell through because we quickly learned things are pretty expensive.
The following year, he found a job in Tennessee and so, we mutually decided to move and start our lives.
We went through so much living in the south. At first, I was unhappy being so far away from home and he comforted me. But, at the same time, we were still getting to know each other, so we had to learn each other’s flaws, strengths and weaknesses.
During that time, we got a dog, got engaged, became independent, and one of us lost a loved one. But, we got through it together and leaned one each other when we needed it the most.
But, things turned upside down — again — when my fiancé lost his job.
And, so, we had to move back to PA. So, again, we had to deal with the situation in a mature manner.
It’s been a long and hard road, but I’m so glad we’ve endured it together. I couldn’t think of anyone else I’d like to be with!
We’ve only been together for 2 and a half years, but in my heart, I knew he was the one for me. I knew he was special even before we met. And, the best thing about it is by the end of the year, we’re getting married. I’m so excited to be his forever!
I look forward to what’s to come because well, we’re just getting started!