Today was amazing. I hung out with Derek today at his house! We went out to eat with his family for some Chinese food, then came back home for an intense cuddle sesh. Have you ever heard of the 36 Questions to Fall In Love? It’s an article from the New York Times to explore intimate questions with someone you’re close to. So we did a few of those (it’s actually pretty cool, you should look it up)!!! There was one question that asked what your perfect day would be. I realized very quickly as we were going through our ideal days that both of us would just be spending time together almost exactly like what we did today (except Derek included a nap in his perfect day because he could probably sleep for a billion hours and still wake up tired hahaha).
I think a lot about our relationship and how we’ve matured together as a unit in the last 2.5 years. He is such an important part of my life, and our relationship is nothing like I could’ve ever imagined. You know how everyone always talks about marriage and says “when you know, you know”? I thought it was so vague until about a month or two after we started dating. Since our eight-hour long first date, I knew no one else in this world was even worth exploring. He has been greater than a best friend to me. Like, we’re ultra, mega best friends. As we’re walking through the Walmart parking lot, he’s laughing at some dumb joke I made. He just stops at his open car door, looks straight at me, proud grin on his face, and he says “I can’t wait to marry you.”
That’s how you know. It feels totally and completely right just as it is.