It has been awhile since I posted something more than an album review, dream journal, or something light on content but big on giggles. Let me catch you up.
Shortly after Christmas my awesome-amazing boyfriend asked to officially move in with him. I think I've put longer thought into picking out what color nail polish I want to buy, I immediately said yes (it was the easiest decision I've ever had to make and every day I'm so thankful for this life I'm living), gave my landlord 30 days notice, and started moving things to his house, I mean our house (it took awhile for me to get the hang of saying it). I was all in within 2 weekends (it was too hard to try to move during the week).
Let me tell you.... living in sin is the best thing ever. For me there didn't really even seem to be any growing pains, it just feels like home. He does most of the cooking, I do most of the laundry, and we share the other cleaning chores, they get done as they need to. Everything seems to be falling in place. I never thought living with someone else would be so easy, I don't know what I thought it would be like, this is the first time I've ever lived with a boyfriend, and I'm glad he's the one I'm experiencing all this new stuff with. My family loves him (which is a great feeling). We have a cute little dog named Bugsy, we spoil him rotten...he's like having a 3rd person in the house half the time.
So that's the big life update. I don't think I've ever been this happy and relaxed in a relationship. I'm not constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop or for some dramatic disaster to happen. It just feels good to have a true partner, not just someone who is there for the moment. For the first time in my life I feel like a real adult, not a kid in a grown up body. It's not nearly as scary as I thought it would be.
Another update is that today I decided to become a Partner in Hope. I signed up to give a monthly donation to St. Jude's Children's hospital. I've had a nagging feeling for a long time that I need to become involved in something that is bigger than me and my personal world, but I didn't know where to start. This morning on the drive to work one of the local radio stations was hosting a radiothon to raise money for the hospital and I was moved to donate. I can't afford to give a lot, but I can afford to give what I used to spend on a monthly sample subscription. If you want to become a Partner in Hope you can follow the link and help battle childhood cancer. If you can't afford to donate money, maybe you can find a cause that speaks to you and you can donate your time, and if you don't have time or money (hey we've all been there, no judgment) you can share links on how to help your cause of choice, maybe you'll inspire one of your friends to help out in any way they can.