It feels amazing to not only be in a healthy and happy relationship but to be surrounded by couples who get along, have trust, and genuinely want the best for each other. I will NEVER apologize for talking about my relationship, especially when it is in a positive light. People always seem to tell me to “shut up” when I talk about how great things are with Clay, but in the past when I was miserable they were more than happy to listen. I still love my friends. :)
Clay has brought out feelings in me as a woman I have never experienced before. He has caused such a love in me to blossom that the thoughts of a family are more present than they have ever been. Granted, I never had thoughts of a family with anyone before. I have finally settled down, and it feels nice to concentrate on working, my friends and loved ones, and a future.
The laughable thing about all of this is that the only negative opinions or statements I am getting are either from my single friends or my friends that are not in happy relationships. The only two single people in my life who do not demean my talking about my love life would be my two best friends. True support from friends is something you learn not to take for granted.
So much has changed in the past four to five years. I’m almost 30 years old. A hobby-type of job has turned into a very lucrative career, as well as something I don’t even dare call a job because I enjoy it so much. I have done all of this on my own, and I enjoy living the life I have built for myself very much. I missed reading as much as I used to, and writing as much as I used to. I forgot how therapeutic it was. Life is good…and the youth is not always wasted on the young.