[Togetherness]

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Before I start writing this post I just want to say that I don’t want this to turn into a relationship based blog. I feel like lately that’s what it has become, and it’s hard because it is part of my life, and right now it’s the part that I’m the happiest in. With that said, I’m going to talk about my relationship now. #sorryimnotsorry

Mr. Sullivan and I had a lovely date night this past Wednesday. We met up on the east side after work, got massages and grabbed dinner. We talked about serious life stuff, made fun of the bridal party sitting near us and the fact that our server looked like a more manly version of Eli Manning, and simply enjoyed each other’s company. I always have a good time with him, even if we’re just sitting with each other doing our own thing. It’s like, real life.

 

– S

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[Dreamworld]

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I feel like such a sap saying this, but, I’m super happy. Probably the happiest I’ve ever been while in a relationship, and a lot, practically all of it, has to do with the man I’m in this relationship with. He’s thoughtful, caring, funny, driven, handsome, and so much more.

I’ve never had a good Valentine’s day and after talking about it in passing, he took it upon himself to make the entire weekend one that I will never forget. We went to dinner Friday night, and even though my salad was filled with a massive amount of unwanted bacon, we got dessert for free! We ended the night by watching one very shocking episode of House of Cards.

We rose early, and were on the road by 8am. (I managed to get ready and pack everything up in under an hour. *Pats self on back*) We stopped at one of the many roadside coffee huts, drove through Stevens Pass, which was beautiful, and ended up in Leavenworth, WA. We walked around the pseudo German town as the snow started to fall. Lunch was delicious, we hit the road again and arrived at our final destination of Coeur d’Alene, ID 4 hours later.

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The silences weren’t awkward, the views were lovely, and I couldn’t imagine taking that trip with anyone else. Thank you for being mine, Mr. Sullivan.

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– S

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[278] Some Things Are Worth Waiting For

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So everyone knows that I’m dating, right? I love the girls I work with because they’re all currently in relationships, and they actually like to listen to my dating stories. Whether it’s about a ridiculously awful message I got from a 59 year old man telling me I’m the one he’s been waiting for, or a knee-weakening song someone sent me, they’re always genuinely interested. Maybe it has something to do with living vicariously through me and not actually having to deal with the whole dating scene, but I appreciate their excitement.

Besides missing my family, one of the hardest things about moving to Seattle was leaving behind everyone that I’m close to. I’ve been seriously lacking female friendships, but I’ve managed to find, or stumble into, an amazing group of girls that I not only work well with, but can easily hang out with outside of work. I love that we all have things that we’re passionate about outside of work, and I don’t think they know how much their love, support, and friendship means to me, but now they will!

 

Amber is a complete inspiration. Not only has she been a designer for 5+ years, but she also competes as a Figure athlete in body building competitions, and has the most infectious laugh that makes me smile always. She’s awesome, and you should check out her website for both her design AND fitness portfolios!

Sara is probably one of the coolest chicks I’ve met in the past few months. She started a non-profit with a friend and has an amazing wardrobe. We love talking about boys, and she gives some pretty great advice. If you take a look at her website, you’ll probably like her as much as I do.

Last but not least, Corina. She’s vivacious, thoughtful, and just an all around awesome woman. She loves to draw and take walks where we get to talk about life outside of the office, plus she’s a really good listener. Should you be interested in viewing some of Corina’s adorable drawings, I’ll provide you with this link!

 

I’d go lesbian for you guys.

 

– Stephanie

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[192] Would You Rather…

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I came to a realization in the car on my way to work today (music has this weird way of making me think about things I’ve been trying to avoid); when it comes to dating and love, I would rather get rejected or dumped 100 times than have to do it to one person. I just really hate making other people feel like crap.

So naturally, that realization made me realize something else, like most realizations do: I’m ok with getting rejected and dumped because I don’t care if I’m in a relationship or not. I think in my recent dating history the guys I’ve been attracted to are the ones who aren’t looking to get very serious, and subconsciously I put that in the pro column because I don’t want that right now. The guys that have told me that they really like me, and start implying relationshippy things, freak me out, and I want to end things immediately. There hasn’t been anything wrong with them, mostly, except that they want something serious, and I’m all about me right now.

Until recently, I didn’t think that I allowed my last relationship to influence me. Obviously it has, but not necessarily in a bad way. I think I stayed with my ex as long as I did because I was afraid of what would happen if I ended it. Like I said, I don’t like hurting people, and I knew that would hurt him. Now I’m less afraid to end things when I’m not feeling it. I don’t want to drag it out, but I do want to give the guy a reason as to why it’s over and at least try to give him some sort of closure. It would be so much easier if guys could read a girl’s mind.

– Stephanie

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