I’m usually not one to discuss my personal life, especially my romantic life, on my blog or social media, BUT the public has spoken…and they want Andrew. The opportunity to partner with Zales to celebrate the #OurDay campaign is the perfect introduction to my boyfriend because I think it’s a cool way to appreciate the unique aspects of my relationship with my significant other in an unconventional way.
Obviously, my boyfriend and I celebrate “classic” holidays like Valentine’s Day and Anniversaries together, but I’ve always believed that what makes my relationship so special is the nature of our every-day interactions and experiences, especially the goofy things we say and do in the privacy of our own homes. Let’s just say that if you recorded some our conversations and released them to the world, everyone would know that we are really good at imitating dinosaur noises and really like the show The Magicians…like, probably too much.
Anyways, #OurDay is a cool opportunity to celebrate a non-traditional, but significant time in my relationship that I feel has not only set the tone for our interactions with each other, but also showed how compatible we are in both good AND bad situations. Aaaaand that time is the day I thought my boyfriend broke my nose. TOTAL ACCIDENT, and luckily not actually broken, but let’s just say that tipsy nights do NOT mix well with awkward first kisses (we weren’t even officially dating yet)!
Some might look back on such an experience and quickly decide that they don’t, in fact, want to ever look back again. But, I look back and see the good things that came out of the bad—Andrew frantically calling doctors at 1 AM on a Saturday night, insisting he take me to the City MD down the street the next day to get checked out, and me, somehow not very concerned that a part of my face could potentially be broken because I was too distracted by Andrew’s empathy, genuine concern and care. I think it was at that moment that I knew we were going to be good together, and so it is that moment that I think of as #OurDay.
It’s a fun exercise to think back on all the good and even not-so-good times that led to the strength of your relationship today, and to celebrate those rocky times you went through as much as the easy times. I honestly believe that how you can manage to push through a bad time together as a couple evolves and deepens your connections with one another in a way that provides an extremely strong foundation for your future together (sorry to get a little mushy there!).
Now, I challenge YOU GUYS to think about your own non-traditional day (doesn’t have to involve a body part breaking, don’t worry). Make sure to share your #OurDay story on Instagram, tagging @Zalesjewelers with the hashtag #OurDay (along with maybe a little gift you got to go with it)!
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