One year ago today, I met my best friend. I met someone that I've fallen in love with, someone that makes me want to be a better person & teaches me something new about myself every day.
One year ago today, I met my boyfriend, Jake.
I love hearing about how people found their significant other, how they seemed to just fall right into their lap, when the timing was perfect and they least expected it. That's exactly what happened to me a year ago.
Jake and I met through a mutual friend, Jake's best friend, Connor. Connor & I had known each other for a while and last January, he invited me to a date function that their fraternity was having on Saturday, January 22nd. I thought it sounded like a great time, so Connor and I were dates and went as friends.
I had the absolute best time hanging out with everyone before the function and getting to know Connor's friends and their dates. A few girls in my sorority were invited as well, so we all got to go to the function together!
Upon walking in the door at the function, Connor scattered off somewhere and I was left with the girls. I didn't mind at all because so many of my friends were there! I remember seeing Jake from across the room, off by himself, just kind of watching everyone. This was one of his first functions after being elected President and he was in charge of keeping everyone in line. I'm not sure what got into me that night, but I bravely walked right over to him and introduced myself, I mean shook his hand and everything! I like to be official I guess. Apparently, that's all it took;)
Later in the night, one of my close friends was ready to go home and instead of having to wait in line for beeper, Jake offered to take a few of us home. He went out of his way to help someone and that really stood out to me. Before we got out of the car, I gave Jake a dollar for getting us home safely, just to say thank you. He tried to give it back, but I insisted. He later told me he kept that dollar in his car for a week, in case he saw me and could return it. That was until he spent it on a Coke or something. We are seriously the same person. Jake and I hungout for the first time 5 days later at a Famous Couples Grab-a-Date.
I've never seen a better looking Barbie & Ken!