Love.

Tonight I sit on the couch with my laptop, wasting time until I can go to bed without feeling completely old. And I’m sitting here reflecting on everything.

Love.

That is the topic on my mind tonight. I see friends planning weddings and getting engaged and it’s fantastic to see them prepare to take that next step.

I, myself, am no where near that step. Now, if you were to look at where I sit in life and in my relationship, you’d think that next step was long overdue, or at least right around the corner. But I would say that is far from the truth.

I’ve been with Michael for six and a half years. He is amazing and our relationship is fantastic. He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. – Emily Bronte

This weekend was just what I needed. A weekend with my love home, where I didn’t have to worry about leaving to go to work. And I found myself in many moments where I was just looking at Mike and smiling. Everything about him is what I need in my life. He balances me out. He calms my storm of emotions. He brings logic to my emotional decisions. He is my laughter when I want to scream or cry. He’s amazing. And I am so grateful for the life I have with him.

While I cannot wait to marry him and begin that next chapter of our lives, I know there is no rush. Six and a half years is just the beginning with him, and I know that. Each day we create the next piece of our ideal life together. And it’s an adventure. A journey. And I love every step of the way there.

Here is a picture I put together – my love and I with the words of one of my favorite “love” quotes over top.

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