Some doors open solely because others have closed. There are so many ways I could have not met Henry, or that our relationship would have ended because of circumstances beyond our control. Instead, we would up making it work with a leap of faith, and we've been together for 2 1/2 years now. Sometimes I look back and think about all the things I learned- I am definitely not the same person I was even a year or two or five years ago. Like in Alice in Wonderland, I can't go back to yesterday because I'm not the same person I was then. And while I do miss some of those characteristics I used to have, I've also learned some things about myself and about relationships.
I could never have imagined I'd be here on this precipice, looking over the edge and still preparing to step off. I thought my life was all planned out, and now I know that it's not. But it's going to be what I choose to make of it, and not following a plan anymore. And I feel so lucky that I've found someone to walk this road with me.
On Christmas Eve, I asked Henry to marry me, and he said yes.