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Even though the wedding is not here yet, I decided to start and write our little story. Will be long & excuse the terrible spelling
The beginning of 2008 was not a good year for me. I had just recently broke up with me at time boyfriend of 2 years and I was devistated. It took me a lot to get over it but close friends helped me see he really wasn't the guy for me. Eventually I pulled my socks up, embraced the single life and went on a man hunt
I wasn't bothered about finding anyone at this point, I was enjoying myself but decided to sign up to an online dating site called Plenty Of Fish anyway.
I had some success with chatting to people, while it was fun, nothing was really special.
Then one day I noticed someone I hadn't seen before. I noticed his interests were the same as mine, especially the fact we both played the same online game.
We chatted for a few weeks casually, then decided to play together on the game. About a month later he asked me out on a date. I admit I had a little girlie squeel when he asked.
We went out for food and to the cinema and had a great time. We went to see a horror film as the film selection was pretty poor, but I didn't dare say I didn't like horror films. However I really enjoyed it and it did help me get a little closer with the scary bits
We continued dating, seeing each other a couple of times a week and played online nearly every night...yes we even played when we saw each other
In January of 2009 I started a distance degree in assosiation with where I worked at the time. It was something I had worked for for the past 3 years, and passing it would give me a huge career boost.
I went down to Cambridge for my induction into the course. Something didn't feel right when I was down there. I put it down to nerves of starting the course and ignored it.
When I came home I still had this strange feeling. The best way I describe it is the feeling in your belly just before your period starts, but my period never came.
I told a girl I worked with who joked I could be pregnant, she realised it was a bad joke when I came over white as a sheet as I never even thought about it. I rushed out from work to the chemist opposite and bought a test. Positive. I broke down, I took the pill religeously same time every day. I also didn't know what to do, continuing with the pregnancy meant pulling out of my course.
I drove straight to my boyfriends after work and sobbed in his arms. He was upset but like a rock. He told me everything would be okay and I could just postpone the course and start it again later. He made me feel better instantly even though we had only been together for a short time.
Things progressed well, my Mother was supportive, Dad was furious (typical Dad) and we decided that we really should get a house sorted so we can prepare for baby. We rented a place close to my parents and I started putting everything together.
My Dad was trying to get us to marry before the baby arrived but time and funds were not on our side. Not to mention we were not even engaged. Our little one was born and everything went well. Dad came around
After working part time for a while at my old work place, a friend pointed out to me that a bank was hiring at their call centre and the money was good. I looked into it and decided to go for it. It meant giving up on the degree course plans, but my old workplace were finding reasons why I couldn't rejoin. My bf never really proposed, we just always assumed we'd get married and it just happened.