By Jordan S
My boyfriend and I both believe that we are made of star stuff. That is, that molecules that were close together in the cosmos at the beginning of time will eventually find their way together again.
That’s exactly how we felt when we first started dating, almost three years ago now. We felt like our souls were old friends, like the little immortal parts of us had known each other forever. Ours was a story that, at the beginning, was one of right place, wrong time. We went to the same high school but always managed to be dating someone else the minute that the other one was single. We had a lot of the same friends but were in just different enough clubs and sports that we never really overlapped.
Little did I know he had harbored a secret crush on me for years. Time went by, and when we graduated high school he thought he’d lost his only chance. But star stuff always finds its way back to other star stuff, and by sheer coincidence, we ended up at the same college, in the same chemistry class, our first spring semester. It didn’t take long for us to reconnect and before long, we were dating like we should have all those years ago.
On April 18th, 2015, at about 4:00 PM, we went on our first official date. He asked me to be his girlfriend at the very beginning because he just couldn’t wait any longer than that. We spent 15 hours together that day, and have been basically inseparable since. A year exactly after, on our first anniversary, he gave me a promise ring. Now, almost three years later, we celebrate monthly anniversaries and appreciate each other every day. We have our Star Map hanging in the living room to remind us every day of what started it all.