Nick

Five Year Anniversary

Five Year Anniversary

This is probably the hardest blog post I've ever written. Sounds funny, right? You'd think this would be a fairly easy accomplishment to jot down on a keyboard and share - but I'm struggling to find the words. It's easy to say "this is Nick, my boyfriend" but so incredibly hard to describe all the various roles that Nick has played in my life the last five years. Business partner, collaborator, supporter, personal dictionary, best friend, chef, comedian, handyman, travel buddy, coffee maker...

Valentine's Day Anniversary | 4 Years

Valentine's Day Anniversary | 4 Years

Four years ago Nick and I sat on a bench next to the bean in the freezing cold Chicago February weather and he asked me to be his girlfriend. We were 17 and 18 at the time, I had just had my first interview for admission into The School of the Art Institute of Chicago to study photography, and we had both been taking the train from our repsective suburbs every Thursday to meet in the middle and see each other. Today - yes, Valentine's day - is our four year anniversary, and I think

Amsterdam, Paris, and Celebratory Wine

Amsterdam, Paris, and Celebratory Wine

Nick looked at me as we sat next to each other on the plane waiting for take off and said, "How many couples do you know that can say their boyfriend brought them to Paris on their first anniversary? And now we get to do it again." I've always known that I'm one of the luckiest people in the world for getting to be with Nick in the first place, but in situations like this my chest feels full with the weight of just how lucky I am. For our first year anniversary when Nick was still in high school and I was in my first semester of school ever...

Dinner in Detroit

Dinner in Detroit

Nick has taught me a lot of things in the few years we've been together, things like how to write a 5 paragraph paper (thanks, homeschooling), how to cook flavorful and delicious vegan food, and best of all - how to enjoy where I am, and not just where I'm going. On our road trips, Nick always tries to find alternatives to the straight path to our destination because he thinks that it's one of the best ways to see and get to know a city. Originally, I didn't agree...