speech·less 1. Unable to speak, esp. as the temporary result of shock or some strong emotion
When it takes you three parts to tell a story, speechless is the last thing you’d think I’d feel. A girl who’s loud, opinionated and loves to talk her head off about anything and everything, speechless is a state that you’d rarely find me in. However, this part of my story has left me very speechless and in a life that is so surreal.
Every day that I wake up I truly feel blessed and so thankful for the life I am living. I am thankful for my parents who gave me a life and tools that lead me to the life I’ve created for myself today. I am grateful for my family and friends who supported and encouraged me through many of my life’s endeavors. For those who have stepped in and out of my life, I am thankful for the lessons learned. Most importantly I am thankful for my present, because the life I’m living is beyond my wildest dreams. The people of my past and present have helped to mold and make me the best person I can be for the person I will become in the future.
Three years ago when I decided to quit my job and take on the world, I thought I was prepared as best as I could be. I was in the right mindset and I saved up as much money as I possibly could. What I didn’t prepare for was LOVE. If anything, I was running away from it, or men at least. After completing a few triathlons and a couple of half marathons I’ll be the first to tell you, I SUCK AT RUNNING! Not only did I not escape the man factor, love chased me down before I reached my first water station.
When people ask if I moved to Australia to be with Jav, I always firmly answer, “NO!” Not only did I make the decision to move before I met him, I moved to Australia because I needed to get out of my comfort zone in the U.S. and see what I was made of. When people ask why I chose Brisbane to call home the answer is simple, “because my boyfriend lives here.”
I was going to use part three of this story to officially introduce to the world my boyfriend and gush about how amazing I think he is. As time passed since I wrote my last post and the more I thought about it, the more speechless I became. You see, I love telling anyone who’s willing to listen my life story. I use social media to announce everything from things that make me happy, to achievements, adventures I’m taking and even the silly things like bitching about how expensive Australia is and how they have no good Mexican food. What I never posted on the biggest social platform of them all (Facebook) was the need to tell the world ‘Valeri went from Single to In a Relationship.’ I was never into the whole FBO thing anyways, but this time it especially didn’t seem necessary.
When I picked up and moved Down Under I didn’t just gain a new life in Australia, I gained a best friend. Someone who gets me but is continuously learning as we take this journey in life together. A person who I cannot go a day without saying good morning and good night to. A man who is everything and more than I could ask for in a partner. I wish I can share or put into words exactly what I am feeling but for once I’m going to keep my mouth shut and not even try. I get all giddy and emotional just thinking about it. There’s such raw, healthy and beautiful aspect to my relationship that I feel is important to keep personal and between Javed and I. He’d appreciate it too as unlike me he is very private.
When it comes to ending how my fairy tale romance joke turned into reality I will leave you with this (for now)…
One of my favorite things to hear is when engaged and married people are asked how they knew their significant other was “the one” and they simply answer, “I just knew.” I’ve always thought that was the coolest and most romantic thing ever but yet I never understood it. As the popular saying goes “watch what you say or be careful what you wish for,” well…
I GET IT!
If you’re a little late to story time and you missed Part One and Two of How My Fairy Tale Romance Joke Turned Into Reality – don’t freak out! CLICK HERE to play catch up from the start.
Cheers everyone for stopping by For Love and Wanderlust and having a read of my baby novel.
Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to tell the special people in your life you love them!