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With every milestone in my life, I wonder about my mom. Is she proud of me? What does she think about this? Would see approve?

I thought about her a lot approaching my wedding. She kept showing up in my dreams in the background of my regular life. Just realizing she started showing up after my wife experienced the fiasco of telling her mom.

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Your love story is yours to write, and to tell, so make sure the decisions you make are ones that enhance the story for the better. I will also add that sometimes you don’t know when you’re actually writing your love story, so you should always carry yourself to your highest standard. You don’t want to fuck up your story.

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We went to get our marriage license yesterday. Manually filling out a paper form when your name is just as long as the alphabet requires a sill set that takes a few tries to master. We weren’t the only ones told to try again. We joined others at the back of the line while we tried our best to squeeze 30+ letters on a single line. We bonded with the other bad writers as we confessed how we messed up the form, and planned how to better the whole process.

There were older people there. Gays. Blacks. Whites. Heteros. Asians. It felt good to be in a space where everyone was there for the same reason. We were all planning to join our lives with another person. In today’s world, it was comforting to know that love was still present.

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In 30 years, when I’m talking to someone about what life was like in 2020, I don’t want to forget how crazy the times actually were.

Our normal has been challenged. I wake up in the morning and I don’t go anywhere. I turn on my computer and see how I can contribute to my employer staying in business. My employer, in turn, helps me by providing resources to assist with maintaining my sanity.

Gas is $1.79, and the gas stations are mostly empty. I filled up before my employer told us to work from home over a month ago. I still have three-fourths of a tank. I don’t drive a lot in general, but this is unbelievable even for me.

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Bae went to the doctor with me this morning. I talked to the doctor about how I was feeling. He advised on next steps, then she stepped in with all of the questions. Bae having questions is her being true to herself.

While she spent a good portion of our first date avoiding my eyes, many of our first phone calls (and future dates) consisted of her asking a lot of questions about who I was. After a few months, I knew to expect clarifying questions about any statement I made. 

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