My boyfriend and I just celebrated 7 years of being together last week! I know, it’s crazy. A lot of people get shocked when I tell them that but hold your horses, cause we did start young – we’re high school sweethearts!
In case you were thinking that we had it easy – we didn’t and it wasn’t. We don’t air our dirty laundry out and I don’t blog about our arguments but that doesn’t mean they don’t happen. Sometimes their big, sometimes their small. We’re practically just any couple out there and even after 7 years, we’re still learning new things and traits about each other.
We both agree that 2017 was the most challenging year for us. We talked about our shortcomings and discussed how to improve ourselves and our relationship. I’m not going to pretend that I’m some kind of love guru but it is true when they say “communication is key”.
We’re really not big on celebrations so we just spent the day at the mall; had some hearty lunch and watched Black Panther! Since I work M-F, sometimes until 10:30pm – weekends spent like this makes me feel nice and warm!
When I asked him to describe our relationship in one word and he said: “persevering“. I like it. I feel like it means we can both face our problems as a team and that no matter what comes our way, we can do it together.
Let me end this with some cute conversation that went on when we were talking about our anniversary recently:
Me: Are you happy we reached 7 years?
Cesar: *without missing a beat* No. Of course I want us to reach 11, 59… etc.
It’s quite cheesy to read, I know, but y’all know ya girl felt kilig after hearing that. If Cesar is great at one thing – okay he’s great at a lot of things but if I had to pick the one where I think he’s really, really, really, great at – it’s calming my storms. He soothes my self doubts, fears, and sadness. I can only wish that I make him feel as loved as well.
Here’s to 7 years of a rollercoaster ride, for sticking together through it all, and for more years to come!
P.S. Fun fact: upon research I learned that the closest translation for kilig is “romantic excitement.