1 Dec

This is how our story goes.

Brian and I went to Jr. High and High school together.

We never hung out really during those formative years.

We graduated.

10 years passed.

We took completely different paths in life

We never saw each other nor did we ever even think about each other.

December  2009

I moved to Venice.

Our mutual high school friend Alex was in town from Italy for the holidays.

Alex and I made plans for drinks.

She invited Brian.

Brian who? Oh yeah Brian from High school.

The three of us had drinks.

Brian and I happened to be neighbors.

How funny.

Brian happened to be getting out of a long-term relationship

That always sucks

I happened to be in a crap place in my life

That always sucks too

We left saying we would try to grab a drink again..considering we were neighbors and all

We never did.

 months passed.

We finally made a plan.

We can’t remember who initiated it.

We both went into that night thinking it was friendly

About 1/2 hour in we BOTH realized we were on a totally awkward first date with someone we went to Jr High with.

He knew me with braces

We had several more incredibly awkward dates

Actually awkward months

We are both terribly awkward people

 then we fell in love.

Who would have thought?

Timing is everything.

{what Brian wrote in my yearbook in 9th grade}


4 Responses to “219”

  1. ManifestYogaJen December 1, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    this is my fave! Love this so much.

  2. TRINSPIRATION December 1, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    Did he send you a note during your awkward dating period that said,
    Do you like me? Please check one. ___Yes ___No

  3. Loni.Found.Herself December 1, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    Love it! Mike and I went through that awkward phase early on, too. We like to refer to it as: “He’s-My-Boss-and-We-Probably-Shouldn’t-Date-but-Oh-Well.”

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