“Oh yeah, well you’re a virgin who can’t drive!”
The ultimate diss, but ten years ago that was me. I was also very insecure, very sheltered, and very spoiled. My favorite color was pink and I was in lurve with John Mayer. His music was the soundtrack of my life and my heart. I was a college freshman whose dreams revolved around great hair, making the world a better place, and possibly becoming a lawyer (as inspired by Legally Blonde…she made it look so easy and so much fun). At that time, I had no idea that I was a hot commodity. When guys flirted with me I was pretty sure that it was because they had a bet with their best friend to give me a makeover and turn me into prom queen by the end of the year since I was so horribly dorky (can you tell I spent a lot of my time watching teen rom-coms?).
Fast forward ten autumns, and I still feel very much like that wide eyed optimistic girl from college. Only I’m not. I’m more serious now. I know what it is to take care of others and take care of myself. And I know what it is like to be unconditionally loved. I am still insecure, but with Rob I feel like everything is going to be okay. He pushes me, he understands me, and he takes care of me. That great hair I had? Well, I basically had a patch of peach fuzz on my head when we started dating due to the chemotherapy treatments I received for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. While most guys wouldn’t touch me with a ten foot pole, he was always there for me. When I was going through a rough time with my family, he was my rock to make sure that I stayed sane while everybody else leaned on me for support. He pushed me to get active on Yelp and start my own blog. He always has my back and I know I can trust him with anything. He knows that he can lean on me too, which is a one of the best feelings in the world. He takes my mom to dinner, he plays football with my brothers, ping pong with my dad, beer pong with my brother-in-law, and tea party with me niece.
And I am getting married to him on August 17, 2013!