As of Monday, Dayv and I have officially been together for ten years. TEN YEARS. Since I was just a little naive 18 year old and he was a super mature and amazingly cool 20 year old. I thought it would be fun to look at our first decade of life together and all the things we went through to make us the couple we are today.
2004| We kissed in my 1996 red Buick Skylark and it was magical. Our favorite things to do included going to the movies, walking around the mall, making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on multi-grain bread, and splitting a banana split at Friendly's.
2005| I transferred from community college to a four year university. I quickly realized that it wasn't an environment that I thrived in, and craved the one on one interaction with teachers I was used to in private school and community college. But, I stuck it out and, consequently, was the most difficult year of my life. On the bright side, I learned a lot about myself that year and wouldn't take back the experience. I also became vegan.
2014| Dayv released his first video game. I got an amazing internship. We are both working really hard to make our dreams come true and are each other's biggest cheerleader. Our favorite things to do include going to Broadway musicals, eating at fine dining vegan restaurants, occasionally splurging on the movie theater, and watching television series on Netflix.
It's crazy to think I've been with Dayv since I was only 18 years old. But, I never regret not dating more or starting our relationship so young. You have no control who you fall in love with, or when, and I find comfort and acceptance in the man I have grown up with. He knows me better than anyone and is my best friend.