Hey guys! Yes, I know. I took a month off with 0 warning. I’m sorry. I didn’t feel inspired to write, and I don’t think it’s good to force yourself to do something that doesn’t result in you being proud of what you produced. That being said, I’m back now and better than ever! I had my graduation last Saturday which went well, minus me having a stomach bug and throwing up four times before the ceremony started. Potatoes, potahtoes. I’m all adulty and stuff now so I’m not complaining.
My boyfriend Stephen and I celebrated our first anniversary this past Tuesday! He took me to an escape room which he had never done before. I broke my winning streak of 3/3 escape rooms but we still had fun! I thought that, in honor of our anniversary, I’d answer some of y’all’s questions about our relationship from Instagram. I hope you enjoy!
Have you ever feared being in a relationship/not finding your soulmate?
S: I did at one time fear not being in a relationship, but it was pretty short-lived because I realized that no matter what happens, God is in control.
H: Absolutely! I used to seriously doubt my worth and wonder whether or not I was going to find someone that loved me. However, once I became more confident in my faith around age 15, I was much more trusting of God’s plan.
What’s the hardest part about being in a relationship?
S: I think the hardest part is that you draw so close to someone that it’s harder when one person leaves and you miss the other person.
H: For me, the hardest part is always being honest. I’m not one to share my feelings with others, so being in a relationship has forced me to become more comfortable with being open. Stephen is so loving and accepting and it makes me feel less afraid to share what I’m feeling!
Is it difficult to spend all of your time with one person?
S: No, it’s super easy being around Hannah all the time because have a strong friendship as well as a romantic relationship. We were friends even before we started dating.
H: Stephen is my best friend as well as my boyfriend, so no it’s not difficult at all! I love and cherish every minute I get to spend with him. I think that if you’re unhappy spending a lot of time with your significant other then you should probably not be dating in the first place.
Do you guys have your own Bible study that you do?
S: We don’t do one together, but I’m doing A Little God Time for Graduates on my own!
H: I’m currently reading through the New Testament and am on 1 Timothy. I’m not doing a devotional book currently but one of my favorites is Live Original!
Has your relationship helped you grow personally?
S: Yes, 100%! Especially in my Christian walk because we’ve spent so much time talking about Biblical things and sharing our points of views.
H: Yesss! I’ve become more confident, stronger in my faith, and less afraid to share my feelings with others. I’m also less reserved than I used to be and am more outgoing.
What initially drew y’all to each other?
S: I’d have to say it was her caring nature that I noticed. The way she reached out to me intrigued me and encouraged me to get to know her, and once I did I fell in love!
H: I loved how genuine he was with people. He was always very open and polite with me and that’s not very common these days. For those of you that don’t know, we’ve known each other for years but first started becoming friends when Stephen’s family started going to my church. He and his sister were sitting alone so I went to sit with them, and I am SO glad I did!!
I hope you guys liked this little Q&A! It was fun to answer these questions with Stephen, y’all asked some great ones. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!