So we’re friends, right? I feel like we are.
I mean, I know we’ve never met in person but you come here everyday. You read my thoughts. You tell me yours. We dialogue.
I like the relationship that we’ve built here.
That’s why I have to tell you something. Don’t worry, it’s a good something. But I’m still nervous to tell you.
He’s pretty great. He found my blog. He commented. I replied. We swapped posts (oh, the romance!). He mentioned idea of writing a book (he knew how to get this girl’s attention).
He asked if he could call me. I said yes. And ever since…
I don’t know. There’s something… I’m not sure what the “something” is, but in eight days I’m flying to Minneapolis to see.
Oh yeah. He’s in Minneapolis. Did I mention that? And he’s moving to Florida next month. Which is convenient since, you know, Florida and Oregon are super close together.
But you know what he told me when he bought my plane ticket? (yes, you read that right… he bought my plane ticket). He said, “I’m excited to walk this out with you, Ally.”
I really liked that. I thought: Yeah. That’s what we’re doing. We’re walking this out.
And we’ll see… right?
So why am I telling you? Well, a couple of reasons.
First, a bunch of you have asked. We might have mentioned something on Twitter, or something.
Second, I want to build a community of trust here. I mean. It would a little weird to write about relationships and not to tell you about a relationship I was exploring. It would feel like I was keeping a secret or something.
And most importantly. We are both writers and bloggers who have committed to living our lives in the open. We know we aren’t required to tell everybody everything, but we’ve both felt prompted, separately, to write about dating and relationships.
As we work to figure out what a relationship looks like with one another, weʼve decided together that we want to share our journey with you.
I’m confident in our decision. I know it’s right. But I’d be lying if I said that the whole thing doesn’t come along with some anxiety for me. I’ll tell you more about that this week. But first…
Time to take a poll: We’ve been sneaky for a few weeks now… did you catch on? Just curious.
Any words of wisdom for us?