Brandon and I try as often as possible to go with the flow or, as he likes to say, "move like a jellyfish"-- with each other, with our work, with our families and friends. Being in a long distance relationship for 1.5 years basically makes moving like a jellyfish a mandatory survival skill. Either we let go and flow with one another, or we get tangled and sink. We're not perfect at it, but we get better all the time.
This past weekend we had a wonderful time moving like jellyfish up in Healdsburg, acting as guests to a supremely generous and fun loving co-worker of mine. We had little to no itinerary info going into the weekend (which could potentially cause my type A, organization king of the world, boyfriend to have heart palpitations) but decided to worry free leave it all up to the 3-day weekend gods. Each time another itinerary change was suggested, we'd simply look at one another, shrug and say Rock and Roll...which was our motto for hanging with all of our new, fabulously eclectic friends. While floating in tubes in the Russian River, after having spent the day before at gorgeous hotel pool, while discussing the BBQ for later that night, we began to laugh at how...well...utterly random our time together has often been. I don't know how this randomness has managed to play out so beautifully other than to credit our jellyfish, wherever life takes us, ways as the key to our success.
"So I guess this is where life wants us today", B chuckled, gesturing to the river surrounding us.
To be content exactly where we are--this is one of the greatest gifts our relationship has given me and one that I look forward to continuously exploring as time moves on (and extra look forward to sharing with you all, here).
Besides, who could resist being where they are when that "where" includes this guy?
Side-note: he met Louise the rescue pup only about 30 minutes before she chose his lap over everyone elses for her afternoon nap. Sheesh. Even animals have a hard time resisting him.
I guess that's just where life wanted her to be :)