However, the happy detail that I realized just now was that today marks the passing of a year since I met, for a second time, the fantastic guy that I'm dating.
Two years ago and a bit of change (earlier in September) marked the first time we met, a brief encounter, but one which we both remembered quite well. He was beginning his second year of Law school and I was about to embark on an adventure to work and acquire Washington residency. Given those circumstances, I don't think either of us anticipated that we would ever meet again. We were in different spaces, dating different people, and headed in different directions.
But just over a year ago, back I came to finally start pre-reqs for grad school and unexpectedly a year ago today, we met at a party and immediately became engrossed in conversation together ranging from Daft Punk to Everquest. Games were played. Smiles were exchanged. Opinions and banter were thrown about. And here we are, a year out.
My life is very much changed since then. I've been able to continue to explore who I am and what I want to do with my life. I've had so many fantastic experiences, traveling and learning. But it is hard not to be particularly grateful for this day a year ago when we got a second chance to get to know each other.