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Our Love Story – Part 1

Okay. I hear it over and over again. I want to read more about your life in France! What about living in France? Why don’t you write about your life overseas? Okay, I’m listening I promise. It’s just that my life is a pretty normal life, or to me at least. France has been such a big part of it for a while now I forget that this might be interesting to others. So I’m gonna start at the beginning and each week share a little more about our story. I asked over on Facebook and the majority of your guys, well everyone who answered, wanted me to start at the very beginning. We have a rather crazy love story, so I hope you find it interesting!! If not, back to regular programming tomorrow!

Our Love Story – Part 1

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Back a lot of years ago when I was in college, I was your very typical stupid freshman. I saw all kinds of cute boys and I was on a mission to date as many as a could. Of course I didn’t think that at the time, but looking back it’s the only explanation I can think of. Now, I was a pretty naive girl. I went to college and really didn’t think about sleeping around, it was seriously only dating around. You might wonder why I’m sharing this info, because who really cares what I was, but it will be relevant later in the story.

I was a college athlete, playing volleyball on a scholarship, which is pretty much the only way I could have gone to this very expensive private college. That, school loans and help from my parents. (Thanks guys!) My first boyfriend in college was a very tall, very sweet man from straight out of Africa. He still had an accent and everything. He was probably one of the sweetest guys on earth and I was not the sweetest girl. He really deserved much more than me and thankfully (for him) we broke up. I can’t even remember how but I’m sure it was 2 in the morning, I called it quits on the phone, and then went about my business.

The next boy was from the Bahamas. He was super hot, an amazing athlete, and total like Rico Suave type personality but was not the best guy in the world. (He’s actually a good guy now) Since I was pretty naive, I dated him anyway, because, well, he was cute! And he liked me! That’s what matters, right? WRONG.

We only dated for a week but this would color my entire college career. Because little did I know, or maybe I did know but didn’t think it through very well (SHOCKING) when you hang with the bad boys you get a bad reputation. Funny how that works. I never slept with him, but for some reason it got around that I did. Which I didn’t know until a lot later. I can’t even remember how we broke up, I think he just dumped me one day.

During the time I was with this dude, we were sitting in the lounge area of my dorm just chatting. He asked if I wanted some food, I said ya, he got on the phone and told whoever was on the other side what we wanted. Then about 15 minutes later the hottest guy I had seen at school walked through the door. Oh my goodness, this man. Like WOAH.

Awe crap, I’m totally sitting with Joe (we’ll call him Joe, that’s not his real name) right now! I wonder if he’ll think we’re together? Never mind they play on the basketball team together. I scooted a little away from him to make it look like we were just friends. He smiled at me. I melted. Yikes, this man is smoking. He gave us our food and left.

Wait, what? He didn’t want to stay and chat? He didn’t want to hang out with me? Well, shoot, I think I ruined that one. Gone forever, this hot man. Except, he wasn’t because, well, we went to a really small school and of course I’d see him again. Someday.


You can catch up on the story with Chapter 2, chapter 3chapter 4 and chapter 5. A new installment comes every Thursday, so be sure to come back and stay tuned! You can pin this image to always bring you back to this post where I will update with a link every time there is an installment. Hope you enjoy!!

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53 Responses to Our Love Story – Part 1

  1. Shannon September 25, 2014 at 4:58 am #

    Way to leave us hanging!!! Yes, write more!!! I love a good love story. 🙂 Added bonus: You can look back on this if you guys are getting on each others nerves and remember, “Oh yeah, I’m in love with this hot guy.” So fun for us. Good for you. 😉

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 5:42 am #

      LOL, that’s a good point! I definitely might need that!! 🙂

  2. grammygoodwill September 25, 2014 at 5:37 am #

    How soon can you write the next part? You left me hanging here. hehehe

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 5:41 am #

      I am going to write it for next week, Thursday. I wanted to keep it short because I wasn’t sure if it was going to be boring for people!

  3. Rachel Snyder September 25, 2014 at 5:46 am #

    Love stories are never boring! Of course I want to hear more!

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

      Thank you! Hope this doesn’t get boring!!

  4. Stevie September 25, 2014 at 5:57 am #

    I looooove this! You’re writing style is very enjoyable and I’m really hoping this is actually how the two of you met. You are a gorgeous couple, btw. Can’t wait to read Part 2!!

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

      This is the real deal baby. I couldn’t make up our story if I wanted to, I’m not that creative!

  5. Ellie K. September 25, 2014 at 6:30 am #

    Yes please write more!! You wrote this so well, it reads like a book and I am ready for the next part!! This is awesomeeeee. xo!

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

      Oh thank you! I will write more next week for sure!

  6. Cindi September 25, 2014 at 6:33 am #

    I don’t usually comment, but love your blog, and can’t wait to hear the rest of the story! 🙂
    Don’t leave us hanging!

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

      Oh good, so glad you liked it! Thanks for leaving a comment too, I appreciate it!

  7. Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims September 25, 2014 at 6:47 am #

    Give us more! give us more! 🙂

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

      you got it! Next week!

  8. Darci September 25, 2014 at 7:09 am #

    Yes, its interesting! It’s real life, real journey … real happy ending. Can’t wait to read more!

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

      It ends happy, but there’s a lot of ups and downs to get there. That’s okay, it’s our true story!

  9. Anna September 25, 2014 at 7:31 am #

    Man, I have to wait a week to find out what happens next? Booo.

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

      Yes, next week I’ll have another installment!! Sorry, it would have been suuuuuuper long if I didn’t break it up a bit!

  10. COCO September 25, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    Obviously we need more than that!!!!! lol Tell the whole story!

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

      okay good! i’ll keep it coming. but it is kinda long, so I will still have to break it up a bit!

  11. Natosha Zachary September 25, 2014 at 8:33 am #

    Ahhh! A cliffhanger! I love it!

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

      Oh good, I honestly wasn’t sure!

  12. molly @ still being molly September 25, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    more! more!!

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

      You got it girl! More coming next week! 🙂

  13. Jenna September 25, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    natalia! girl, you have got this just right, can’t wait for next week 🙂

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

      oh good, I’m glad you like it! More to come!

  14. Demi September 25, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    If you write it I will read it. 🙂

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

      lol thank you! good to know 🙂

  15. Marlea September 25, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    Love your story… Love your tutorials, etc…
    Keep sharing your story! ❤❤

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

      Thank you! I appreciate it!

  16. Ingrid September 25, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    More more!

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

      There’s lots more!

  17. AlexandraFunFit September 25, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    I want to know more, which means it’s a good story.

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

      Thank you! That’s encouraging!

  18. Courtney S September 25, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

    Love it! Can’t wait to hear the rest!!!

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

      Good! Lots more to come!

  19. Megan @ Never Finished September 25, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    This feels like the end of a chapter in a book where I just HAVE to read the next chapter!

    Can’t wait for part 2!

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

      Oh good!! There’s lots more, don’t worry!

  20. Paige September 25, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    This Is really cute. I like the way you wrote the dialogue in your head. So funny!

    • Natalia September 25, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

      Lol thank you! I’m not a true writer so I’m sure some things will be funny about it!

  21. Gina @ Oaxacaborn September 25, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    More, more, we want more! 🙂

  22. sarah goodman September 25, 2014 at 9:04 pm #


    • Natalia September 26, 2014 at 1:53 am #

      I will! Next week will be part two!

  23. Stephanie September 26, 2014 at 6:57 am #

    I think your posts are always interesting. This one too! 🙂 i like hearing other peoples ‘normal’ lives!!

    • Natalia September 28, 2014 at 8:00 am #

      Thank you, I’m glad you liked it! I hope I can keep it interesting!

  24. Leigh Anne September 26, 2014 at 8:30 am #

    Love it! I’m dying to hear the rest! Such a good idea…….I should write out mine & hubby’s but I’m afraid I’ve forgotten so many details! 😉

    • Natalia September 28, 2014 at 8:02 am #

      I was afraid of that too, but when you start writing it seems to come back. I’m sure I’ll have to ask my husband at some point, it seems like a blur over all! It’ll be fun to have it all down too.

  25. Miriam September 26, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    I think this is absolutely wonderful to read. Please keep it coming. I’m 24 and never had a boyfriend (insert sigh/gasp here), so I love to read things like this, so that I can imagine how it can be.
    Thank you!
    And also, you are extremely beautiful, both inside and out. You just seem so caring.

    • Natalia September 28, 2014 at 8:02 am #

      It’s okay to not have a boyfriend!!! Enjoy that time lady! What I always say is when you do get a boyfriend/get married, that will be (hopefully)for the rest of your life. You might as well enjoy the single life when it’s here!!

  26. sunny September 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm #

    what? that’s it? need more!!! cannot wait for the next installment. longer one please 🙂
    I mean, clearly you get together, but I want to read the details 🙂 You’re so CUTE together!

    • Natalia September 28, 2014 at 8:03 am #

      Our story is actually a pretty long one. I’m going to write it all out until people say it’s uninteresting I guess. I don’t even know how long it’ll take. I wish I could say simply happy ever after, but it wasn’t that easy for us. Thanks for reading!

  27. Meesh September 26, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    I’m ready to hear more!! The story of how my girlfriend and I met is a fun one to tell, so I really love hearing other peoples’.

    • Natalia September 28, 2014 at 8:04 am #

      That seems to be the theme, people like love! Who knew?! 🙂 I’m gonna keep going, next week Thursday!

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