This morning I woke up in Marietta, Ohio with my very own rock star.
Then we found exactly the kind of breakfast place I like to find in a small town … one with a counter for side-by-side sitting, good coffee and simple folks.
|Breakfast at the "Busy Bee"|
A year ago at this time, an acquaintance asked me what I wanted my life to look like in six months.
A said voice inside my head immediately yelped like a banshee: "I WANT TO LOVE SOMEONE!"
But I didn't say that. Instead, I shrugged and replied, nonchalantly, "I guess I'd like to be a better blogger."
But being single was making me kind of crazy. I had a huge amount of love to put somewhere. It manifested in all kinds of ways -- rescuing animals, worshipping bands, being a devoted friend and daughter. But no one was pushing my hair out of my eyes for me when I rolled over to kiss them on Sunday morning.
Longing for that kind of love was starting to consume my every thought.
Now it's a year later and I'm blessed with a boyfriend who loves as large as I do. It's all encompassing in exactly the way I wanted it to be.
I found it!
Now what do I want?
It's a big, scary question. Not what to I want to buy, or what do I want to have. But what do I want, next, in life?
I know it will involve making him happy, making our life together, and making myself and the people I love happy. It will be about figuring out a life in terms of two.
But what else?
It's very liberating to think about what comes next.