How did a girl from Los Angeles, California fall in love with a boy from Auckland, New Zealand?
Where in the world do I begin?
I met my boyfriend James in February 2014.
But before that… in the summer of 2012 I met his sister Tessa. You can spot the gorgeous blonde gal in this post.
Tessa became one of my closest friends when we met while traveling with Contiki around Europe for 4 weeks.
Nearly two years later I spotted a Facebook/Instagram post of hers. A picture of her with a really attractive dude.
Now, to make a long story short enough to read…
I offered to show him around my neck of the woods. And on February 23 of last year I took him around to Huntington Beach and Newport Beach. And life was never the same.
Months after we met our friendship evolved. It didn’t take me long to realize that James is the most incredible person I’ve ever met.
He’s the definition of genuine, kind, thoughtful, honest, hilarious, intelligent, adventurous, strong, brave, hard-working. He is so happy, he brings so much positivity to every single situation and makes even the simplest of moments gleam and mean something.
There was just no comparison. He was the macaroni to my cheese. And how cheesy is that?
I sincerely didn’t know relationships could be this amazing. I couldn’t be more proud that this is mine.
We didn’t have the most typical/average beginning. What we have is better.
It’s been 65 days since the photo below was taken.
It was taken at the Down Under Bar & Cafe in the Auckland Airport terminal minutes before I left to return to Los Angeles.
It was taken in the same spot as Tessa’s original Facebook photo, the first time I ever laid eyes on the person who would give my world a new glow.