J and I met exactly 6 years ago today. Did I ever tell you the full story?
I had just started my exchange semester in CA and I was walking on CampusÂ that night with two other German girls. We were heading towards the gymÂ to attend a Freshman party.
All three of us – not reallyÂ Freshman anymore age-wise – definitely were “Freshman” at that particularÂ college and – lacking any other exciting evening entertainment -Â we decided to check out the Freshmen ;)
J had just started college [ha, a real! Freshman] andÂ was walking on Campus, too. When he passed us and heard us speak German, he turned around and followed us to the gym. As I learned many months later, he claims that he turned around and followed us becauseÂ I had beenÂ the most beautiful girl he had ever seen – oh so sweet! -Â but I thinkÂ it wasÂ the fact that we spoke German, since he had just started taking German classes in college.
He introduced himself in German [and that was all he could say at that point ;)] andÂ hung out with us pretty much the whole night. It was almost a little weird *g* because so far I had made the experience that it is really easy to meet new people, but not easy to “really” meet new people, if you know what I mean.
J however didn’t seem to want to leave at all.Â We talkedÂ about anything and everything and it really felt like we’d known each other for a long time already. And the rest is history :)
So yeah, meeting himÂ was totally random and so unplanned and we had absolutely NO idea at this point that this would become a wonderful love story. YES, a love story thatÂ had to overcomeÂ very many obstacles including months of separation, fighting for the legal right to be together and proving to the world that relationships across the AtlanticÂ can indeed work out. It has beenÂ wonderful nonetheless and was absolutely worth the effort.
There is not really a day that we call “the day that we officially announced being a couple”, but we both believe that the 5th of October has been something like a turning point in both our lives andÂ therefore it is a meaningful date for us.
Since I worked today and we’ll be traveling home tonight, we’ll probably do something special this weekend [although I don’t know what it’s going to be yet ;)].
I worked an extra dayÂ this weekÂ to collect some more vacation time, but we’ll still get the three day weekend, because Monday is “Columbus Day”. Sweet! I hope you’ll all have a good one!