I'm not quite certain how I should start this post. How can I put into words all that I've learned and experienced in the past year? I don't think it's possible. But, if for no other reason than sheer stubbornness I'm going to try.
A year ago today, I, embarrassed and a bit scared, admitted to Sunny that I had feelings for him. After three to four days of "testing the waters" we agreed we didn't want this to end. A few days after that, we started telling people, trying more than anything to simply make it known without making it obnoxious. While some friends were shocked we hadn't told them, (i.e. Grace <3) for the most part, people were happy for us, and very supportive. I'm so grateful for that.
It's been a year of learning for me, and I think Sunny too. Long distance isn't easy. Shocking, I know. But I can honestly say it's been so worth it. I've never been happier. And I think a lot of it has to do with the brilliance Sunny has added to my life. Even from thousands of miles away, I feel at home with him. And that's been a dream come true.
The thousands of miles of distance has proven to be conquerable though (granted it took us a year to reach this point.) This December will mark our first meeting. The idea still gets me giddy from excitement. Obviously, I'm also incredibly excited to meet other friends from the AS, how could I not be? But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited to see him the most.
In short, Sunny has provided me with one of the best years of my life. He has become my rock. My laughter. My light. My best friend. I don't claim to know the future. But I hope he remains in mine, for as long as possible.