We made it! Three years. My longest successful relationship so far. And boy, I can tell you that it’s been an amazing three years.
I have to admit that I’ve only just realised how much I love you (yes, you) and I know I should have realised it earlier, right? Most people understand they’re in love before they hit the three year mark but then again…you know what I’m like with this kind of stuff. Took my time to get to know you, yadda yadda yadda.
Anyway, not to get all mushy but this public post is just to say thanks for being there for me when nobody else was. That was really cool of you. In fact, whenever I approached you with a problem, you didn’t try to solve it. You didn’t even speak. You just blinked and sat blankly but it helped, okay? You’re such a supporter of my creativity and I’ve always needed that.
Thank you for staying loyal even when I didn’t have my ish together and I ignored you for months on end. Thank you for putting up with all the broken promises and all the cancelled dates…yeah, I know that we said weekly dates were going to be a thing but then I got so swamped with work that our plans faded into the background! (We should really start scheduling them!) I’m sorry. I also want to thank you for introducing me to all your friends, Mr Popular you! I love them.
You’ve seen me grow and develop and I’ve seen you grow and develop and it’s truly been beautiful. You’ve let me vent and give advice and be myself. You’ve even allowed me to be self indulgent 🙂 We’ve really shared the ups and downs of life.
Speaking of life…phew, I can’t believe I’m about to say this but…well, it’s beginning to look like we have a future, okay? I’m not saying that I’m dedicating myself to a lifetime of this; we both know that I haven’t been great at the whole exclusive thing…but like, this is definitely serious now and I get that. We should take it to the next step. Yes, I know the next step is expensive and involves so much more commitment and planning but…hey, jump and develop your wings on the way down right? I mean, I can’t be changing my name and that but…well, would you? I know it’s something we’ve thought about for a while and it might take some getting used to but I don’t think it’s a decision either of us will regret.
Who knew it would turn out this way? I’m an optimist but If I’m honest, I never suspected it would turn out this well. In fact, I never wanted this in the first place. I saw all those other happy people and never thought that this could be for me. If you think about it, we wouldn’t even have met if it hadn’t been for my best friend telling me to give you a chance…what’s the worst that could happen?!
Cheers for not catfishing me.
I’m not sure I ever told you this but…remember the early days? Well back then I was too shy to say anything about us, too shy to share you with anyone. I mean, relationships founded entirely online are still kind of frowned upon, aren’t they? Besides, as I said, three years is a big commitment.
You’ll be glad to know I haven’t regretted a thing since. Even better, I feel a sense of pride when I speak about you ❤ And now so many people know about you, about us, and know your name. It’s crazy and…yeah, I think it put a strain on our relationship when we were younger and more immature but we’re over all that now, aren’t we?
So I wasn’t sure what to get you for our anniversary. I want it to be something that not only you would love but something we could both enjoy together. So I’ve got you a number of things. A few are still in the pipeline so I’m gonna be quiet about them, but don’t worry they’re coming super soon. Also I want you to know that you always have a special place in my heart and all these new and exciting things in the pipeline don’t make you any less special. And I think, given our special relationship, that it makes sense to give back to the people who have supported us. To those who encouraged us to stay together when it was difficult and to those who invite themselves round every now and again to see what we’re up to…we love them, don’t we?
So I know this was long. I also know it was mushy but as we didn’t celebrate our first or second anniversary, I think it’s acceptable.
Thank you theonlywayisegham.wordpress.com.
I love you.
So if you stuck around and read that letter…congratulations, you’re awesome! And secondly, you get to hear about the changes that’ll be happening to this blog too..so you’re doubly awesome.
As today marks the three year anniversary of my blog (or at least since I first shared my blog with others), I really want to give back to all the people who have read my blog over the years.
This means that from now on I will be offering EDITING SERVICES. I specialise in plays, novels, short stories and essays. I am very excited to offer exceedingly professional but also affordable services and help fantastic writers on their journey. I have been editing (in my personal life) for a long time and figure it’s finally time to let my blog readers know this too.
But wait! There’s more!
There is a GIVEAWAY involved. Three lucky winners will be able to receive manuscript critiques/beta reads/editing services completely FREE of charge. The details of this giveaway will be announced shortly so watch this space 🙂
It’s been a pleasure writing for you all and I know it will be a pleasure editing for you too.