I feel like a middle schooler "announcing" that I have boyfriend. But there ya have it, I'm officially not single anymore. I swore off dating after a pretty crappy year of it in 2018 and vowed to not go out with anyone at all in January. Well this is yet another reason why I don't do the whole new year's resolution thing. I suck at them. And as basic as it sounds that whole "when your not looking" phrase, the one that always involves a major resting bitch face with a side of eye role when I hear it is oh so true.
Even though some of you may be gagging at the fact that I'm making such a big deal of my non-single status (I get it though) this is a really big deal for me. I really haven't been that public about any relationship since my engagement broke up about six years ago. The breakdown of that nearly snapped me in half, and I'm an open book on the air, so naturally back then I knew I had to share that heartbreak with listeners. I'm a true believer in the "always being real" and "taking the good with the bad" type of thing. That situation actually turned out to be a painful but beautiful blessing because I still get messages all the time with people telling me that my courage to share that side of my life gave them strength. That is worth it all and more. Plus its because of some of the scars that I've earned from my past that have made me a better person, mom, friend, and now girlfriend. Still so weird to say that.
As far as boyfriends go, over the years since that time there really haven't been any. I mean I've had a couple of micro-relationships as I call them, but if I'm honest the red flags that came along with those were all to apparent to start sharing. But then out of the sky popped this one. Literately came out of nowhere and hit me in the face with the biggest punch of happy. I can hear you gagging over there. :)
Look I'm not going to get too mushy-gushy here because I would like for you to come back and listen to my podcast, but I'll just say this. I'm crazy stupid happy and feel so lucky to have a gem like him in my life.
~ Hugs and Smiles ~ Riley Couture