This is probably my most favorite subject that I will get into because if you have followed me for the past few years you know how thankful I am for this one.
By this one, I mean the love of my life and best friend; Ryan James.
I will keep things short and sweet today to just introduce everybody to our relationship, and just know that there be a lot of meaty questions and answers and fun juicy things that I can’t wait to share with you and hopefully we can connect deeper through relationships…because truly life is all about our relationships with other people (whether that be intimate or friendships or business partners etc).
To make a long story short I went to the University of Louisville in summer of 2014 for college as well as to be a dancer on the University of Louisville ladybirds dance team. Ryan in the early summer of 2015, made his way to the University of Louisville to play D1 Louisville basketball.
At the University, the athletes really stuck together (honestly I felt like we were in our own little world and it’s crazy how many people outside of the athletic world that I met throughout my four years of college very limited LOL), but anyways we hung out a lot and therefore at some different parties and hang outs…Ryan and I got to know each other. But little did I know that months before when his teammates were searching their Instagrams, while bored on an empty campus while training for ball, and just around campus that he had already “laid claim to me”. When we had our welcome back athlete dinner at the beginning of every year he said that he spotted me in my red dress and that he again told all of his teammates that I was off limits to everyone else, and that he was going to win me over and get me (he is a determined guy, love that about him).
So we hung out and we bonded immediately. We have similar morals and beliefs and personalities..we were also raised very similar by our families and so we had amazing conversations and really honestly quite became great friends and I was so beyond thankful for him. However, I did not know that on his end of the things that he was feeling more than just friends and so he let me know months into our friendship and at the moment I just was extremely immature and not ready to be in a relationship and honestly was looking for the wrong things in guys. Anyways, so I politely let him know that I wanted to keep our friendship and it meant too much for me to risk it to go a romantic route, and while he accepted it…our relationship definitely dwindled some and we didn’t get to talk much and communicate much for the next 7 months-ish.
It was in September 2016 (woah that sounds so long ago lol) around Ryan’s birthday we ran into each other at the bar. I was definitely intoxicated, so I had some extra courage to go up to Ryan and let him know how much I missed him and our friendship. He admitted that he felt the same and from there we became friends or rather communicating friends again, but Ryan definitely left the ball in my court (no pun intended), and in his words decided “you know just accept being friends with her and then it’s not gonna happen in the other way”.
It wasn’t until we were at a party a few months later hanging out, when he was helping me with a guy I liked. Basically telling the guy to go for me, etc., that I realize WOW he truly is such a great guy and friend…but also dang I kind of liked when he liked me hahaha.
And so from there since he had already tried on his end, I started to send him some signs I was looking maybe for something more than friends and we began to talk, flirt, and we hung out for the first time and the rest is history.
Truly, the first time we hung out in person “romantically” was seriously the easiest and most organic thing I ever felt and I knew from that moment on that he was 150,000,000% the one.
We’re celebrating our four years of dating on March 15 2021!! And I’m so beyond in love with all of him and our relationship but I’ll get into that later.
Please share with me what you want to hear about relationships or guy wise,and I’ll be sure to get to it in time!!
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