2020 marked the turn of a decade. I have been looking back to reflect on what has significantly impacted me over the past ten years. The number one thing that overwhelms this past decade is my husband, Jason! We met in 2010 at the beginning of the decade. If you’ve been following along, you know that I just turned thirty! That means I’ve known Jason for one third of my whole life! Needless to say, he is a huge part of my life and what a better way for you to get to know me and us is to hear our story. Enjoy part one of this new series!
I’m going to start from the beginning. The fun, awkward beginning of any relationship. This is by far my favorite part of the story to ask every engaged or married couple with anticipation, “How did you two meet??” For us, it all started with a Frisbee game.
One Friday afternoon, Business Law 101 was the last class between me and the weekend. I was excited to go back to my college apartment and let the relaxing begin. Once I got up to leave, a few new classmates invited me to an ultimate frisbee game after class. I was absolutely up for that! How did they know I had a secret love for ultimate??
As soon as I got to the field, these new friends were introducing me to some of the “regulars”. All of the sudden, a friendly freshmen guy stood in front of me with a huge smile on his face and said, “Hi!! I’m Jason!” My first thought was whoa, he was really friendly. After the game ended, a large group of us headed to the college cafeteria. Jason excitedly asked me if I was coming to dinner. I answered in a confused and matter of fact tone that I was, along with everyone else. All that I remember from that dinner is that I laughed and ate with some new friends. Jason remembers seeing me from the other side of the large square table wishing he would have sat closer to me.
The following Friday, I was anticipating a nice competitive game of Frisbee with the large group like before. However, when I arrived, there were only four people who had showed up. One of those four included the friendly freshman. We casually threw the Frisbee around to one another and talked about our majors and what classes were were taking. The small group dispersed and the freshman came up to me. He explained that he usually coordinates the games and asked if he could have my number so that he could invite me. I thought to myself, okay sure, this guy doesn’t seem like the creepy type but I know what he’s doing. Little did I know, that number exchange would be life changing.
Our Frisbee team 6 months later. We were in a tournament and thought we were the coolest.