Seven months in, and spending time with The Most Amazing Man In The Universe is still awesome.
It happens as often as we can squeeze a visit in, which is surprisingly quite a lot for two people who live so far away from one another. We’re both seasoned interstate travelers by now, and know every shortcut, bathroom, and dodgy food kiosk in both Sydney and Melbourne airports.
I go to him, and soak up my time in Melbourne, scarcely able to believe I’ll be living there soon.
More often- flying North on the weekend being much cheaper in flights than a trip South- he flies up to see me, and spends the weekend with my kids and I. A lot of the time we don’t even do that much. We just hang out.
But I think both of us are hyper-aware of the fact that, in another few months, the time we get to spend together as just the two of us, doing whatever we like, will be severely limited by the presence of two little people and very few babysitters.
So we make the most of what we’ve got. We spend whole weekends wrapped up blissfully in each other, the outside world fading away to an unobtrusive hum, any problems firmly placed on the backburner of life’s cooktop until we absolutely have to deal with them again.
No doubt, it’s going to suck a lot when the realisation hits that we have to do Real Life together, too, not just the fun parts. And that the fun parts might no longer be as secular and bubbled in happiness as they are right now.
But we melt into one another like butter. We revel in loving, in being in love. It’s nice to feel like a good person, and to see that feeling reflected in the person you’re with.
The Most Amazing Man in the Universe is good for me, and the effects of that are evident. I smoke less, drink more water. I eat healthier than I ever have in my life- while I can’t see myself emulating his vegetarianism anytime soon, he encourages me to take care of myself. And takes care of me, for me, when I refuse.
I’m not naive enough to think it will always be this blissful. But we’ve both come from places that allow us to see this awesomeness for what it is. Neither of us take the other one for granted.
And that, if nothing else… that’s a very good place to start.