on this day in history

2 years ago today I packed my bags for a little 2 week trip to England to see a boy I had met in Fiji. We had only known each other for just over a month at the time, but after a few expensive phone calls, lots of emails and facebook messages I had a major crush. The problem was he wasn't ready for me to come over. He had just gotten home from traveling as well, so he didn't have the money to take me out on dates, was looking for a job, and living at his parents' house. As if that was going to stop me. I didn't know at the time that he was planning a trip to come see me in March, so in my head it was now or never. I felt like I knew him well enough to know that this could really turn into something and I felt like if I didn't figure out how I really felt then I would be missing out on something special. My mind was pretty much made up but after a few drinks and a chat with a friend whose opinion I highly value (that's you Chad!) I decided that I should go see this boy. I think Chad was probably just trying to shut me up, but I remember him saying something along the lines that I could work at Roadhouse for a month, spend the money on a flight and just see what happens. If it didn't work out then a month later I would be back in the same spot and could just work for another month and be right back where I started. I had no idea what was going to happen but I felt like if I didn't at least go see how I felt then I would regret it. I remember waking up on the plane after a sleeping pill and that long flight to London thinking ''oh my God, what am I doing here?'' but then the moment I saw him in the airport I knew I had made the right choice. I knew that it was going to be something good ...

my first night in England. Me, Ash & his sister Amy.

one of my first days in England brrrr January 2009

I can't believe how fast the time has gone. My life has changed so much in the past 2 years. I never thought I would be living in England. I know that I'll end up back Home eventually but coming here was the best decision that I have ever made. 2 years later that something good has turned into something great. What started out as a hot fling in Fiji, turned into a long distance crush, which turned into a wonderful relationship. He has become my best friend and is the most amazing person I have ever met. Every day I find new reasons to love him and am blown away by his kindness, generosity and sense of humor. I don't know what would have happened if I didn't come over but I do know that I am so glad that I did.

 our first weekend away, Brighton, February 2009

Thank you Alyson for having an ear ache in Fiji so that I could spend time with that hot boy with the English accent. Thank you Chad for talking me into going to see him, I don't think you even knew what you were doing! And thank you Ash for being you, and for the most wonderful 2 years. I hope we have many more to come.


  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOaSrnd6mPE&feature=related
    "sure don't know what I'm going for. But I'm gonna go for it, that's for sure."

  2. all i have to say to that is.....I LOVE YOU!