Then and Now

THEN. I know I have so many new followers on the blog lately. And some of you may have noticed the "Love" section of the blog or the occurrence of someone named Derek throughout my posts. Derek and I have been dating the last four years and it's crazy how much we've grown up together. Then included: My sweet 16, school dances, locker notes, and being driven around  to go on dates. Our first date was at Chick-fil-a in the mall and the movie "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past". I remember always dressing up in t-shirts and jeans to go on dates at first because I wanted to come off super "cool and casual" haha, so embarrassing.  I had such a big crush on Derek for 2 months before he asked me out (via myspace! Hahah!)  and we would talk each night before going to bed and I would constantly listen to songs such as "Teardrops on My Guitar" by Taylor Swift (Yes, I was that girl).

NOW: Derek graduates from college (associates degree in graphic design!) in less than a week and I'm half way through my 4-year university as a magazine journalism major. The only time we really get to spend together is during my summer break and winter break and I'm in Philadelphia a majority of the time. Long-distance has been part of our relationship the last two years and we're hoping that this will be the last year we have to do it. I think we are both really developing into the people we're going to be more-so than when we were in high school. It's fun to be with someone who has so much creative energy and it makes me want to fulfill my own creative ideas. Derek is the one who helped me develop the idea of my magazine journalism major without even trying to. We've both grown up in our own way the last 4 years while staying together and I'm so excited to see what the future holds. 

Sorry for the lengthy post, I love using this blog not only as a way to document my view and ideas in fashion but in my relationship and life as well. Derek is such a major part of my life and I love being able to share that part of my life on here as well. Hope that helps clear up some of the questions I have gotten about my dating life I have gotten from some new readers! 

xoxo Chelsea