Saturday, February 28, 2015

7 Years Later...

After this long and incredibly difficult week, I think it's time to try to focus on something a bit more positive.  Today is Eliot's and my 7th year dating anniversary.

Eliot and I started dating in 2008 during my senior year of college.  It was actually our mutual love of Disney that brought us together.  Eliot and I first met each other through our Admissions Representative jobs.  The first time we really connected was when both of us did a Saturday Information Session in the fall of 2007.  We worked our session, did our campus tours and walked back to our buildings together.  I told him about the Disney ImagiNations Competition I was planning to participate in during the spring semester.  What should have been a quick walk back to our dorms turned into over an hour of conversation about Imagineering, roller coasters, ride design, theme parks and our love of Disney.  I told him about all of the Imagineering books I had collected and he asked if he could see them sometime.

Over the next few months, Eliot and I spent more time together at Admissions events.  We began talking over AOL Instant Messenger and became closer friends. One winter night, Eliot came over to my room and we talked for hours about our love of Disney, our families, and our lives.  He started to come over more often and we'd work on our homework.  Eliot would read through my Imagineering books and give me suggestions while I worked on my ImagiNations project.

By the time Eliot told me about his Eeyore plush collection, I knew he was special.  I've collected Tigger plush for years.  He told me the first time he knew we had something special was when we were listening to music in my dorm room and the Ducktales theme song came on.  As they say, the rest is history.  °o°