Before I start on today’s Tipspiration Tuesday, I want to give a little backstory and forewarning. First, the forewarning… it might get mushy- because somehow, this quote makes me think of Mackey (yes, that’s my boyfriend if you didn’t already know that- you can stalk us starting here)
Next the backstory…
When I was a freshman in college (i’m a SENIOR now whoop whoop!) I thought I was going to have a ring on my finger by senior year. I thought my senior year would be filled with wedding planning and following my smart, bread-winning husband wherever he needed to go. Yes, I thought that. Yes, I know NOW how incredibly, horribly, awfully wrong that is… but I thought it. Then… I met Mackey. Now, I won’t go into the details of our relationship or how we met because hey, I’ll save that for IF we DO get married, but it was unconventional and unexpected. I didn’t think he’d be the one I would be with when I was a senior, and I certainly didn’t expect him to change EVERYthing I had ever planned for in my life.
Flash forward to now, me planning for my senior year, thinking about the future like I always do (which is pretty much why I write these posts) and realizing just how much this one man has changed the way I think about life, love and everything in between. He showed me true commitment without the labels, the way to travel without expectations, and how to live on pennies (and still be happy) It’s because of Mackey that I’m still able to run this blog. Sure, I could do it without him… but it would be SO much more work. He lifts me up, he drops everything to help me, he shows me how to live with abandon. And the best part? He doesn’t even KNOW how great he is (so you know, he’s not all like “heeeyy look at me”) Although I’m sure I could have happened upon this realization by myself, I don’t think it would have happened as quickly if it hadn’t have been for Mack. I’m so much more of the person I WANT to be (a #GIRLBOSS who is decisive, stylish & kind) with him than I could ever be alone by myself.
In the end, my college sweetheart didn’t give me a ring by my senior year… but a shovel, so that I can be a goal digger, not a gold digger. Thanks, Mack. I love you.
~*end sappy love post*~