Saturday, February 2, 2013

On Love, Single Ladies, and Everything In-Between.

Before you single ladies say to yourselves, "Agh! I hate you relationship people!" and skip over this, I promise you will want to keep reading. Do you know how I know that my boyfriend not only truly loves me, but also knows me extremely well? I have two pictures to prove it. Here is photo of proof #1:

 
I know there are quite a few of you out there thinking to yourselves, "Well...don't the Mt. Dew and the ZzzQuil sorta cancel eachother out?" If you want to get all serious about it, the answer is yes. However, that's not the point! I drink my favorite soda (which--yeah, total bad habit. Gotta start drinking more water!) throughout the day, and the ZzzQuil kicks in right before bed (on a good night, where it decides to be kind and work with me) and has me drooling after about 30-45 minutes. Thank you, boyfriend.
 
Okay...now let's say we have a fight. I know what you're thinking right now. "You and Brandon cannot have fights. You're just way too cute of a couple, and I can't fathom in my mind the two of you arguing over anything." That's sweet of you, and yeah, I'd like to think we're pretty darn cute together. However--just like EVERY NORMAL COUPLE, we have stupid fights occassionally. So, the other night, I come home to these lovelies sitting on the counter, just waiting for me to start crying over:
 
 
Did I cry? Yes. Because I may not have ever told you, but I'm an emotional person. So, not only do I cry over sad/bad things, but I cry at happy times just as much. Of course I ran to him and gave him a big hug and squeezed him almost a little too much. "Let's never fight like that again," I exclaimed, as if that's possible at all when you're in a relationship and actually care about each other.
 
May 23rd will be two years since we've been together. Did I ever in a million years think I'd find someone who treated me so well and loved me in such a big way that I really felt like I was their everything? NO WAY! I honestly thought, especially after all the crappy boyfriends I've have (and let me be clear on that: I've had several super ****head boyfriends who didn't deserve not one bit of me) I'd be single forever. Which brings me to one of my main points. We all know Valentine's Day is coming up. It's never been a holiday I waited for, especially when I was single. Because when you're single, you of course feel like V-Day is a Hallmark holiday made just to point out that you're single, and makes you hate everyone in a relationship...especially the good relationships. Don't let that happen, my single lady friends. Mr. Right is just around the corner, and just like everyone has ever told you, he will come around when you least expect it. I wasn't looking for Brandon and BOOM! There he was. I believe in love; real, honest to God, I would die for that person because I care about them that much, love. To all my readers out there who are in happy relationships, I'm so happy for you! To all my readers who aren't, I'm still so happy for you! Because I know you will be, but only if you stop looking so hard and let love do its thing.
 
 
 
I wanted to post about love BEFORE Valentine's Day, because I like being different. I also like to give my readers hope, especially when they feel all alone on something. Please know you're not. Also know that it's completely, 100% okay to go on match.com or one of those websites. It's okay to be sad when you're single and struggle on that stupid holiday when you feel like you're the only girl in the world without a lover. Hold tight to your friends on February 14th, and most important of all, hold on to FAITH! Also remember, I love you very much for reading, and I hope that counts for something. ;) I always like to remind people never to settle for less than you deserve! It is, and never will be, worth it. On that note, I'm off to go get my fix of Arizona Rx Stress tea. Get ready for a beauty post from my lovely big sister either tomorrow or Monday. I'm excited, and you should be, too!
 
 
 
 

24 comments:

  1. I remember the day after Brandon met you. He came in and couldn't wait to tell me that he had met someone he really really really liked and how you were so sweet....and Mimzie, you'll like her You'll see....And I just loved you :-)

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    1. This almost made me cry, Mimzie! He has always considered you a 2nd mom, so the fact that he told you that after our first date makes me so giddy to read! That was hands down, THE BEST FIRST DATE I'VE EVER BEEN ON! And hopefully the last first date I'll ever go on. I love you just as much! <3 I miss you, too, by the way. We should get together soon (the 3 of us)! xo

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  2. So adorable! This was a really sweet post! I had that moment before meeting my husband as well - the "I'm never going to find a good guy" moment. Then he came along when I didn't expect it!

    p.s. - so ZZZQuil works?

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    1. Jessica, so glad you liked this post! That makes me very happy to read. :) I think those moments happen to a lot of women. I'm so glad it happened to me, that's all I gotta say haha! And yes, I think ZzzQuil works. As soon as you start to feel tired, get in bed, or it will wear off quickly. xo

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  3. Aww this was such a nice post! You guys make such a cute couple. I always feel the same about my fiance, and it's so hard to stay mad at him! :)

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    1. Haha! I know exactly how you feel. I can't stay mad at Brandon for more than an hour. I just go in the other room like a loser and say something along the lines of, "Babes...I miss you already. I'm sorry. Let's get along." :D Thanks for the sweet compliment & I am so thrilled you liked the post! xo

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    1. Kym, thank you so much! That's sweet of you to say. :) I'm glad you enjoyed my post! I love your blog, so I'm always happy when you come pay me a visit! xo

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  5. If you don't have a Valentine, go on a date with your best friend. They'll be your PALentine ;)

    Best,
    Jenna

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    1. Totally. I would do it. xo Love youuuu!

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  6. love love love! You guys are so great together!

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    1. Aww, thanks pretty lady! No cuter than you & your hubs. :)

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  7. So happy that you found love! You deserve it (& so does he)

    :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Blake! That is so super sweet of you. <3 I hope you've been doing well. I miss our talks!

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  8. Hey Hey Hey! You left the sweetest comment on my blog a couple days ago about being blogging buddies and I'm finally getting back to you. Sorry I didn't have the GFC widget, but I'm pretty sure I fixed that now. I've had my blog for a couple months now, but only recently have I started connecting myself in with the blogging community so I'm still learning things such as adding that widget....

    But the moral of the story is YES, I would love to be blogging buddies :) I'm following you via blogger now. I just read your post and it made my heart melt. I literally just blogged about crying tears of happiness and you did the same thing - I'd say we're off to a good start.

    I look forward to getting to know ya :)

    http://carlkatie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Katie! Awww. I love that we posted about the same thing. I don't know why I'm just now replying to this. I'm happy that we're becoming blogging buddies! I love your blog already and you seem like the sweetest girl! Thanks for following and I can't wait to become better friends! xo

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  9. Thank you for your lovely comment, it means a lot! Great blog, I am now a member too :) follow me back if you'd like! Xx.
    http://belleoftheday.blogspot.com

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    1. It's not a problem at all! Following you! :)

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  10. Wow,you guys are so cute together <3

    nataliekslife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! That's so sweet of you! I need to go take a look at your blog.

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  11. you two are so cute! and you had such sweet and supportive words at the end of this post! loved it :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it :) I just know that feeling of feeling like you're going to be alone forever. It's not a good one, so I just want to remind everyone to hold out hope!

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  12. Aw this was a very touching post, as well. My boyfriend and I kid that my being very emotional just means I have a big heart, which I think can be true. And while I wish I could hold back my tears sometimes, I'd rather be overemotional than not emotional at all :)

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  13. That is such a beautiful, sweet post! Thanks Brani! Sometimes I a bit grumpy about the prospects...but apparently not enough for my mama. (She says she's never going to get any grandkids if I don't get my nose out of books). She's even said that we'll be at the drive thru and a guy will be trying to look at me, but I'm totally unaware--too caught up in my reading! ;D (That's me all over!)

    Again, beautiful post!!

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