One year ago today, Candice and I arrived in Jasper, Alberta.
We were there to cover the Jasper Dark Sky Festival. The shuttle dropped us off at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and I did everything in my power not to lose my mind because I was finally back in a place I had loved and missed for years upon years. After what had been a difficult few months (that one in particular), I finally had a sense that things were about to change in a big and awesome way.
As we stood gaping at the beautiful, rustic lobby of the lodge waiting to check in, I happen to cast my eyes to the door just as a young man walked in. The moment I saw him I knew that he was going to be special.
Spoiler alert: It was Kyle.
Further spoilers: I was right.
It didn’t happen right away. It would take months of thinking that my feelings were unrequited and maybe just a little creepy (don’t patronize me – I know what I am. #2spooky4) before Kyle would work up the nerve to make a move. It would be another handful of months before he made another move, this time of the literal variety. But if I knew then what I know now… Well, I would have just remained patient because all the waiting has been beyond worth it.
Happy Met Ya Day, babe!
(I don’t normally make a big spectacle like this, especially on my blog, but Kyle’s back in Jasper right now for this year’s Dark Sky Festival. We don’t get celebrate together so WOOPS, BLOGGING MUSHINESS. #sorrynotsorry)
(Also, sorry I haven’t been blogging lately. I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately but I’m over it now. Back to more regularly scheduled drabble next week!)