This is going to be my last blog as a “single guy” even though I have been in a relationship for the past 10 months. I am getting married this Saturday and about to begin a new journey with my new family. Seeing that Tiffany has been Journal blogging about our relationship and how we came to be, I figured that I would give my version or at least fill in the blanks on my side of the spectrum. In May on 2014 I was single again and had no intention in being in a relationship. I was in my second year in school and my summer as a personal trainer and wanted to live the single free life for a bit but it seemed that God had a different plan.
First I would like to tell you that I wasn’t the biggest fan of online dating. I tried a couple of sites and met a few girls but with no luck. I personally felt that those sites were just for people to ``meet up`` and nothing long term or substantial would come out of them…boy was I wrong! Tiffany found me on a site and she was not like any other person that I a spoken to online. She was sweet and uplifting and she often spoke about her daughter and family. We began to speak on the regular and the conversations were always so clean and pure which I found refreshing. Our friendship began because at that time we were both seeing other people and eventually things faded…for a time being.
At the end of the summer I had ended things with the person I was involved with and I was on the market again. I was going through my phone and saw one of the prettiest faces that I have seen in a long time. “Who is this girl!?” Then I was like “wait thats Miss Tiff!” and something happened then, I’m not sure that’s when I fell in love with her but I knew that I was very attracted to her. I wanted to see her in person so we planned our first date to breakfast but just as friends. Breakfast was amazing, we spoke about family, our past, our aspirations and insecurities. We both were able to see each other’s silver lining in each other. After that date I realized that I had fallen for this girl.
We didn’t start officially dating at that time and I kept my feelings to myself because we lived so far away and I wasn’t sure if I was ready to get into a serious relationship. Tiff came from a great family and had a beautiful daughter, it’s what I needed and I didn’t want to mess it up so until I was 100% ready, I kept quiet but not for long. She went on vacation with her best friend and was messaging me the whole time. I was in class and this girl was telling me all about what she was doing in Jamaica and we were not even dating even though it felt like it. Once she was home from vacation, I realized how much I really liked talking to her and needed to see her again. I decided to tell her how I felt and the rest is history, well actually, it is just the beginning. We are married now and she is my business partner, my best friend and my soul mate. I’m happier then I have ever been and have started my new life and career through the guidance of the Lord and the love and support of my wife.
I just came back from an amazing Honeymoon in Costa Rica which is why this blog has taken so long. It actually started as a “single man’s” blog and ended with a married man writing. Amazing what can happen in just two weeks. Please keep supporting my wife on her fitness journey and add any comments and suggestions for future blogs. We continue our journey together and this week I will be starting my boot camps in Mount Albert, another extension to my business. Thank you again for reading and God Bless.
Dan has been a personal trainer since 2008.