Just in case you didn’t gather from the title – IT’S OUR ANNIVERSARY….


Now let’s play a fun game (and be sure to put your answer in the ‘comments section’ below) – Ready? How long do you think that Steven and I have been together for?

*insert Jeopardy thinking music*

We’ve actually only been together for one year…


…and I think that answer surprises most people because we have a chemistry that you only see in the movies and don’t always believe is attainable – shit, sometimes I think I’m dreaming!

But, on December 12th, Steven asked if I was ready to be called his girlfriend and of course if I was ready to call him my boyfriend and this was a huge deal because I didn’t want to rush into anything.

When I met Steven, I was one huge ball of emotions…


…and I was slowly getting to the place of being able to trust someone that I deeply cared about with my fragile emotions.

I think Steven also had a fear, a fear of something so simple as a “title” completely changing someone. So, to be honest, I don’t think either of us necessarily wanted to be in a relationship for a while but we were constantly around each other that it would have been strange to not take that next step.

So we did, we took that step and I’m very grateful because one thing’s for sure, so much can change in such a short space of time. We have helped each other through some difficult times, started new jobs, started on new ventures and even travelled together. And after an entire year, I can wholeheartedly say that I cannot wait for the next one, and the one after that because Steven get’s me, he’s my person!

So cheers to an amazing year and many more to come…



In the spirit of being all nostalgic, check out “An Open Letter To My Amazing Boyfriend…In Case You Need To Be Reminded” here!

4 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary – Thank You For Hitting It and Not Quitting It!

  1. MissKymmiee says:

    Hahaha when I read it I was like Huh, easy 7 years! Now I don’t even know why I thought 7 years and I was very confident abt it!! Happy Anniversary and here is to many many many more amazing ones! You two deserve the world, the stars, the moon and everything in between 💑

  2. Cami says:

    A very touching and open blog about your relationship. I think it is very sweet and real. Many persons like to say one shouldn’t be so public with their relationships but I believe every now and then it is great to see young persons show this type of love and comitment to encourage others. Reminds me a lot of my own relationship. Happy Anniversary to you both and may you see many more!

    • Bottled Sunshine says:

      Thanks Cami! That’s so true – I was very hesitant at first and it took a little while to get over that initial fear.
      And cheers to you and your loved one and I also wish you many more happy years!

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