Josh and I met in October of 2011. My best friend from college had moved to Boston right after we graduated college and I had flown up to visit her multiple times over the years.
Each time, I fell more and more in love with the city. I kept saying I would move to Boston, but I continued to hit roadblocks in my attempts to make it happen. I had not been to Boston to visit my friend in almost two years due to conflicting schedules when I finally made it up in 2011 for Halloween weekend.
My friend had moved to a new apartment and I remember getting off the T in the pouring rain to meet her and go and see her new place. After dropping all of my stuff off in her room and attempting to dry off from my walk in the rain, we were standing in the foyer trying to decide where to go for dinner.
All of a sudden, there were footsteps coming down the stairs above us and over the railing I saw a head. As the head turned the corner and the rest of the person came into view, I got my first glimpse of Josh. He was adorable and to top it off, nice as can be. We only spoke for a few minutes (he was on his way out to visit a friend who was recovering from surgery) but I knew I was interested.
Over the rest of the weekend we really got to know each other and realized that we had a lot in common. After going home, we spent almost two hours a night talking until I came went back to Boston over New Years and we had our first official date.
After nine months of traveling up and down the East Coast, I found my dream job in Boston and took the leap to give our relationship a chance. I am happy to report that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Exactly one year to the day of our first date, Josh got down on one knee in the middle of a snow storm and proposed.
We are now planning our wedding and our wedding date is fast approaching. I can't wait until May 17 when I get to say "I DO" and marry my perfect match!