How I Met Isabel…

I have been in a relationship with Isabel for nearly 2 years now and things have been absolutely amazing. We have been getting on like butter and toast and every day I fall more deeply in love with her. She continues to surprise me with her unique personality and fiery passion and it inspires me to be better every time.

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So this is how I met Izzy…

Back in September 2017, I had just ended my previous 3 year relationship with a girl named Laura as I no longer felt the spark but I wont go in to details. Laura moved out of the apartment and I was left alone. My anxiety was flaring wildly and I felt lost in the world, I had no passion for my job and really didn’t want to continue working there as I felt I was letting the team down so I handed in my resignation and quit. The next day after that I felt a huge relief lift off my shoulders as I knew I didn’t have to get ready for a job I wasn’t happy in but at the same time I as worrying about what to do next, How would I afford my rent and bills etc. I decided to ask my old boss at a retail shop called GAME to see if they were hiring and thankfully enough they took me on. I felt happiness wash over me knowing that I had a job at least for the time being and I did enjoy working at GAME so things weren’t too stressful.

With it being close to the Christmas period, GAME were hiring part time seasonal staff. At first I didn’t know who was taken on but I checked my Whatsapp messages to see who had been added to the work group chat, and then I saw Isabel, a cute dark blonde haired girl with a beautiful smile. My heart jumped a bit when I saw her picture but then anxiety crept up on me and I started thinking that she had a partner and was in a happy relationship. Of course I wasn’t thinking that maybe something could happen with Isabel, I felt out of her league but anyway I decided to message her and say my hellos and if she needed any help then I would be happy to assist, she responded very happily and positive but was also nervous about starting a new job which I understood so I said when we have a shift together I would walk things through with her.

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That shift came and we met face to face for the first time, both smiled and laughed about working at GAME, she was nervous I could tell but I told her to relax and just follow my lead on how everything goes here. Izzy finished her shift before me and as she was about to leave I asked if she could go get me a coffee as I really felt like I needed one. I gave her my card and wrote my pin down on a piece of paper, I felt like I could trust her, besides we working together and I didn’t think she would run off with my debit card.

About 10 minutes later, Isabel came back with a coffee and my card and explained that the pin to my card didn’t work and that she had bought me one instead. I checked the pin I wrote on the paper and realized I had written the last 4 digits of my card rather than the pin itself. Looking like a fool, I offered to buy Isabel a coffee the next day and get to know each other a bit, she agreed and we both smiled as she went home.

I wasn’t seeing this as some sort of date but I would be lying if I didn’t think I was excited about getting to know Isabel more. We met up at the coffee shop, ordered our drinks and got to talking about one another. I found out that she did have a boyfriend at the time but that he lived in America and that they had never met, I explained my opinion on it and that I personally didn’t see that as a relationship but as long as she was happy then it didn’t matter although she understood my opinion nonetheless. We had a great 2 hours chatting and getting to know each other and then went home, it was when I got home and was left with my thoughts that I realized I was attracted to her but of course she was with someone and I wasn’t about to try and break them up as that is not who I am.

A few days later I find out she had ended her relationship with her boyfriend in America as one of our colleagues had spoken to her about it and that she knew I was attracted to Isabel and that she felt the same way about me. I was very surprised by it but also excited that I might have a chance now with Izzy. My thoughts were racing about her and my heart was pounding thinking about asking her out, wondering if she was thinking the same as me. I had planned to ask her out the next week as I had a wedding photography job to go to over the weekend. While I was there, we were almost constantly messaging each other and I then find out that some other guy had asked her out to the cinema. I felt jealousy creep on me and I decided then to make my move and ask if she would like to go out with me instead. She said yes! I felt happy and excited that this amazing, beautiful, funny girl had agreed to going out on a date with me!

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We planned on going to the cinema, a bit lame I know but it’s what we both wanted to do, we’ve had a couple of coffees together and such so we wanted to do something a little different. In all honesty, I wasn’t too fussed about the movie and I could tell she wasn’t either as I really just wanted to be next to her and hold her hand. Throughout 3 quarters of the film, my mind was just constantly saying to hold her hand but my anxiety was holding me back and didn’t make a move until finally I whispered in her ear asking if I could hold her hand and she happily said yes! I took her hand and didn’t let her go until I walked her home after the movie had finished. After that lovely night, we started seeing each other a lot more, going on dates until that fateful day when I said ‘I love you’ and I knew then that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. She took a bit longer to say it back which was completely fine of course but it made me very happy when she said it!

We have been together nearly 2 years now, we are living together, engaged to each other living our lives happily with our little kitten Aloy. I couldn’t ask for more from her, she makes me happier than I ever could have imagined and she makes me feel 1000 times better when I’m feeling down. I am so very lucky that I have her in my life now and I love that we have so much in common too, to video games to the food that we eat, to her being my model when I take photos!

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So I think I have talked enough about how I met Isabel, but I enjoyed writing this and remembering how it all happened 2 years ago. I hope you enjoyed reading this as well, I’m sure I will write more about Izzy and I some time again in the future.

Stay awesome!

Wild Link.

 

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