I believe in the whirlwind romances, and not just because I’ve been in one. While a lot of people believe in approaching relationships with a lot of caution and with the safety-net of knowing a person for a much longer period of time, I don’t really believe in lessening risks (or having greater certainty) just because of time.
I’ve taken (and heard of) a lot of things from other people: sound advice, words of caution from people who actually care, smarting ones from others who gossip — and while they were discouraging, I’m stubborn to a fault (sometimes doing things just to prove others wrong even when it’s not the best decision I’ve ever made) and stick to my principles like a bull. Despite everything, I stuck to my decisions and one of the few good decisions I’ve made in the past year was, still, having said “yes” when C asked me: “would you want to go out on a date with me?”
Reading about other people’s experiences of a quick but amazing romance that lasted years, reaching marriage and even going past that — they’re comforting for me. My relationship with C is healthy and great for the most part, the only problem being my seasons of depression (which has nothing to do with him, but with a lot of people linked with him). Otherwise, I’d feel truly happy.
I still wouldn’t know how well things will go in the future, but if I can keep my depression in-check to prevent it from messing this relationship up, I believe it can keep being as great and healthy as it is right now. I think it still amazes me and C whenever we think of how perfectly we fit together. Yep, sometimes I just can’t believe it.