In honor of my fifth anniversary with Alan I wanted to compare our first year and fifth year of our relationship. A lot has changed in the past few years. We’ve gone from long distance and not seeing each other for months at a time, to living and working together. So you know, just a little bit different.
The first year of our relationship was an absolute whirlwind. We started dating two weeks before I did a six week study abroad trip to Ireland. After spending six weeks in different countries I came home and spent less than 24 hours with Alan before he flew to Guatemala for two weeks. Once we finished all our travels we could finally spend some time together. Or so you’d think. We were both in college and Alan went to school in Boston while I was studying in LA. Once Alan came back from Guatemala we spent two wonderful weeks together before he went back to Boston for school. When he was in school we talked everyday for hours and hours on end, but weren’t able to see each other for two months. In October I was finally able to fly to Boston for the weekend to see Alan.