It was 2 years ago today that I really decided to give this Jason guy I’d been talking to a chance. We’d emailed back and forth a few times, but I didn’t really decide to pursue anything until Monday, October 10, 2005.
My job allowed me the chance to chat online with people via MSN Messenger and I literally thought “What do I have to lose?” when he and I started chatting that day and was my raw, corny self while talking to him. (For example, a vendor had suggested that I try a magnetic seat cover and I told Jason about that and the fact I didn’t notice any health improvements other than having to pee all the time. Classy.) He made me laugh and asked when we could go to dinner and I, again, thinking “What do I have to lose?” replied “How bout tonight?”
He took me to Mexican (10 bonus points), he brought me flowers (10 more points), we sat there talking until they politely asked us to leave since we’d been sitting there for a half hour past closing, (10 more points) and he didn’t try anything more than a hug (5 points – only cause I was confused thinking maybe he didn’t like me enough to kiss me), and my “What do I have to lose” began to turn into “What I never thought I could gain.”
For two years Jason has made me laugh, think, challenge myself, try new things and learn to trust/love. It has not been without trials, but has been an amazing experience so far and I’m excited about what will come next.
I love you, Bubba!