Finally, a quiet afternoon for me. I’m sitting in my bed here in my new apartment in Arlington and just reflecting on how much has happened in my life in the the last four months. Moving back to DC from NYC, starting a new new morning show with Ty, Mel, and Samy, moving in with my boyfriend, and helping my mom thru her last treatments of chemo feels like climbing a mountain when I think about it.
I feel like I can begin to catch my breath now and really start to be in the moment of this exciting and challenging chapter of my life. As with every step I take in my career and personal life I like to share it with you in hopes maybe some small moment or change I made might help you.
So I ‘ve been thinking about this question for awhile and I wanted to know your thoughts on it…is love at first sight required for forever after? Do you have to know the minute you meet someone that you’re going to marry them or in reality is that a feeling that grows over time once you get to know the person?
I had this stop me in my tracks moment last week when I was interviewing a woman in Dupont Circle for a story for Fox 5. We were talking about intuition and when you listen to it. She said that intuition was what brought her to marrying her husband, which I found sooo interesting and I could totally relate to. She said that she never had a love at first sight moment when she met him, but instead, over time she just listened to her gut that he was a good man and decided she wanted to create a life with him. I was shocked…maybe this happens all the time but normally all I hear from people is they knew the night they met their partners they were going to marry or they had a feeling they’d been hit by lightening the moment they kissed.
I’m sure that happens all the time but does it happen to everyone? I feel like I might not be a love at first sight type of person. The more I get to know myself the more I realize the picture I’ve painted in my mind and the reality of what is is much messier and filled with second guesses than I thought. I’ve never been a big relationship girl, which I’m wondering if that plays a part in it? I’ve always had the attitude that if I want to be with someone I will and I’ve never feared being alone. Maybe that independent attitude makes it harder to believe that you meet someone and know for certain that you’re going to marry them.
SO I wondered what you think? Do you believe that love at first sight is required for forever after or it just depends on the person? What have you seen? Have you seen strong marriages where the couple didn’t have a huge AHA moment the second they met? LOVE to know your thoughts….
Comment below. Xoxo, Sarah