- Last updated on November 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm
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FI and i met on our first day of college (undergrad), in connecticut. august 2003. it was move in day at our school and we had co-ed floors! everyone's doors were open that day because it was just a clusterf**k of people and college stuff being moved everywhere. i think he was helping the girl next door to me move in or something because he somehow ended up on my side of the hallway. i looked up from putting my clothes away and he was standing at my door, staring! lets keep in mind, i was hungover from last minute partying at home the night before and im pretty sure i hadn't showered yet. i was wearing a tank top and a baseball hat so i was no raving beauty at that moment. i can't explain it, but when we looked at each other for the first time, i just felt...something. it felt like someone had shocked me with something electrical. i tried to ignore it then, but it was definitely love at first sight. but i was too young/immature to understand that.
i was getting a bit freaked out that he was staring like that but one of my roommates saw him and invited him in. i was annoyed with her. why is she inviting this weird guy into our room?? yes, he's tall, dark and handsome but he was being SOOO quiet and a little creepy maybe? eventually we became friends but he made it very clear that he was interested in being more from day one. i was trying to stay single but it became impossible because i knew i was in love with him. how could i not be? he was everything i've ever wanted. funny, very smart, athletic, gorgeous, super sweet. i dont think my 17-year-old self was ready for him to come along.
after undergrad, he went to University of Nebraska to get his masters in exercise science and sports nutrition. he asked me to come but i was trying to prepare for my future. i was planning to move to LA, which he knew. i bartended in boston until i had enough money to move. i told him LA was where i had to be to pursue the career i wanted and if he wanted to come, i wanted him to be there. but i was going with or without him. luckily he made the right choice and moved to the west coast after he graduated from Nebraska. :)
our relationship wasn't always perfect. we did a lot of growing up together in seven years. we've been through some awful times but mostly, really great times. even when we were upset with each other or "technically" not together, we never went a day without speaking. when life tried to pull us apart, we found ways to make it work. i truly believe that he is my soulmate.
senior year '07!