I’ll start with first kiss. I was 9 years old and riding my bus home from school. Since I was in 5th grade, that meant the other 5th graders and I held bus seating authority, so we sat in the back of the bus… of course. I’d been riding that same bus for 5 years after all. One of the boys that rode the bus was hosting a slumber party so several of his friends joined him on the bus ride home. We decided to play a game of truth or dare and my turn was up. My dare was to give a boy named John Clough a kiss. As I was leaning in and his eyes were closed, I remember thinking ‘what am I doing?!’, just as I leaned in, our bus hit a major bump and we all flew in the air. Everyone laughed and the game continued. My first kiss wasn’t anything beautiful or prolific, just another embarrassing story of my nerves and terrible luck.
My first love was that of history, pain, excitement, and every other emotion under the stars. To begin with I have to say that he’s still one of my best friends and I still love him dearly. I met Kevin when I was 10 years old… by 13 we were dating and our relationship ran fast. We dated for a few years, broke up around the age of 16 and then dated off and on for another 3 years. We learned a lot about life and love with each other and I’m forever grateful to have him in my life.
I hope my immediate future holds Chicago after I get my Bachelor’s. I want so badly to attend University of Chicago’s School of Sociology! I think I’ll have a nice and secure future. I have good family and great support from my friends. I want to stay as positive for the future as possible. Only good things can come.
'A moment you felt most satisfied with your life.'
I had one of those moments after FunFunFunFest this year. I spent the weekend with some of my best friends and my boyfriend (and a random military man we found outside). Bobby and I drove left Austin that weekend around 11pm and were expecting to be back in the Valley around 5am. After we passed Falfurrias, a thick fog started rolling in and it was hard to see anything. Just then, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ came on the radio, but it wasn’t clear, it was haunting and noisy with static. I was holding my boyfriend’s hand watching the fog roll over the windshield. My eyes filled up with tears and different thoughts… but all I could think was, I wouldn’t change a thing in my life.
'Your zodiac sign and if you think it fits your personality.'
I am a Gemini, born June 5th.
And I think I’m the picture of a Gemini woman. I’ve heard that I’m the ‘child of the zodiac.’ Always curious and excited about learning new things and meeting new people. While rational I’m always very anxious. Two opposite versions of a single personality make up my own. I hate to be tied down, etcetc.
I deal with bouts of depression on a fairly regular schedule, clockwork almost. Maybe it’s lack of sleep, but I can’t think of a specific time I thought about ending my life. When I was younger, I thought about it more than your average person. I never went further than just the thought, never attempted, I don’t think I ever could.
In ten years I’ll be 32. Wow. Yet again, coincidentally yesterday I applied for graduation and I’m getting my associates in Sociology at the end of this semester. I took two years off after high school, so I know I’m a little behind in typical schooling for my age but I don’t mind. In ten years I see myself with a Master’s degree and living in Chicago. I don’t know if I’ll have children or be married, I’ve never actually pictured myself over 30 (I guess I’ll discuss more about that over the next three days as per the topics). I’ve never been one to plan, I just know my own broad goals that include a lot of success in the field of Sociology. Everything else will fall in to place as it usually does.
'Your current relationship, if single discuss how single life is.'
Coincidentally, today marks Bobby and I’s 3 month mark. We’ve known each other since we were in middle school so that’s makes about 11 years of friendship. We lost contact for a very long time and up until last year we ran into eachother at a friend’s house. Fast forward a few months later and we became friends on facebook. Then, over this past Summer we started talking more and more, but I was FAR from looking for a relationship. Around August we started talking every day, but we still hadn’t seen eachother in person in over a year. We met up at a local show and really hit it off. We danced to sweet 80s jams, sang along, bought eachother beers and left on a really high note. After that, we knew there was an amazing connection.
After dating for three months I can honestly say that I’m beyond happy. He’s so sweet, caring, smart, funny, handsome, and we compliment eachother very well. He lives less than a minute away from my house, so we get to see eachother all the time. I love everything about my relationship. We never stop laughing, we take weekend getaways to the beach and cuddle for hours, we cook together (he’s a supreme cook!), we watch movies and play video games together, and we’re working on a little list of goals we want to accomplish with eachother. (Two of them being teaching me how to ride a bike and taking me on my first rollercoaster, hah!)