A Letter to the Person Who Steals All the Covers

It has always been you.

You walked into my life in one of the most unconventional ways possible and somehow we ended up here. As soon as we met my life changed for the better. You started as a friend and now you are my better half. It is funny how life works, but I am beyond grateful it has played out the way it has.

I can say this confidently: you are the one person who can drive me mentally insane, but at the same time make me want to spend the rest of my life with you. You eat all my snacks, take up 95% of the bed, sneak your laundry in with mine, yet I still want to end up in bed with you at the end of a long day and watch Game of Thrones. (Which reminds me: shame on you for watching the rest of the season without me, which breaks relationship rule number 1!)

You have broken down my walls and made me open up in ways I never could to someone before, and for that I am thankful. You know my deepest, darkest secrets or all my weird obsessions. For example, my weird obsession with the Indiana Jones.  And through every breakdown and hardship we have faced, including when I have complete meltdowns over the Cowboys games, you have stuck around and wanted more. It takes a special kind of person to deal with myself and everything that makes me who I am. I would say I am lucky, but that does not even begin to explain it.

I would not be the same person today if I had not met you and gave this whole thing a chance. You say I changed your life, but the day you entered mine you opened my eyes to a love that I know has the ability to last. Along with opening my eyes to a newfound love of guacamole. You push me to do my best. Even if that consists of pissing me off with soccer stats and telling me where I need to improve, since you know just how to get me mad and motivated. I love you to the end of the world, but you are stubborn as fuck, yet you still make me fall in love with you all over everyday. Although I am not sure how we have lasted when we both are two of the most stubborn people to walk this planet.

One thing is certain.  You have changed my life for the better and have opened my eyes and shown me that it truly is possible to find the love of your life at a young age.  So, toast to a long lasting relationship filled with food stealing, falling asleep during the movies, and contacting famous athletes in hopes they will respond to the other person.  Looking back now, a majority of our relationship has been filled with beautiful chaos, but even with all the messes made I love you endless amounts.


Lose Yourself Out There

Have you ever been captured by something you have barely experienced? The excitement of the unknown draws you in and makes you realize there is a lot more to life than you know.

Travel. I have been to numerous states. Five countries. That is it. My resume covers barely enough to make a significant impact on the map. However, my mind for some years has been revolving around the idea that someday I can finally have my run at getting lost in places I have only dreamt of.

If you have the chance you should take it to experience new cultures and meet amazing people. Take the chance that so many are not privileged enough to ever leave what they are so accustomed to.

One day. One day I will finally be able to say I fell in love with something so much bigger than myself. So much bigger than all of us… travel and wanderlust.