It’s Not Really A Love Note But it Kinda is

Earlier this month, my boyfriend released a new music video, and it was essentially a super  fancy throwback home video of our entire relationship.

We’ve been together seven and a half years, and he still surprises me with shit like this quite often.

I can’t get over how overwhelmed I am with gratitude for this man and the relationship we share. 

But all sappiness and tear-jerking videos aside, I honestly am amazed that I’ve been able to create this with him. 

Like, nothing has ever been this good AND this easy at the same time.

We have ups and downs like everyone else, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say the upsides are ginormous and the downs are so few and tiny.

Lately we’ve been playing a few cards from We’re Not Really Strangers every night and I’m falling even more in love with him.

I wish I could give advice on how to create this in your life if that’s what you’re looking for, but I wouldn’t even know where to start.

When I first met Brandon, I was reluctant to date him. He was “so young and so quiet” and I figured my loud and obnoxious tendencies (which I have slightly outgrown a bit on my good days lol) would drown him out and I’d walk all over him. 

I didn’t understand what strength he had underneath it all and I still get surprised to find new layers within him every few months without fail.

If I could sum it up, I’d have to say that I’m just so interested in him. 

Deeply interested.

And while I know I CAN live my life without him, I truly don’t want to.

Brandon is both my anchor and and my engine.

He holds me down when I need it and pushes me forward when I can take it.

Without speaking, he reminds me to be the person I want to be.

There’s honestly nothing else I could want in a partner, and I am just so damn grateful. participates in the Amazon Affiliates program and we may receive a small commission from your purchases at no extra cost to's a win/win!

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