I am 28. White. A Female. And a former Peace Corps Volunteer. I am HIV Positive. This is my story of how a few months, a few people, and a few events in Zambia changed me and my life forever. This is the story of how I contracted HIV and brought my Peace Corps Journey to a crashing halt... and how I am working now to pick up and put back together the pieces of my life as a newly diagnosed person living with HIV. This was not the journey I had originally planned... my path has traumatically and dramatically changed... but it is the one I am on now. There is no going back. There is only forward. I welcome you to follow along with me as I attempt to explore this new life ahead of me, whether you are someone from the Peace Corps community, or someone living with HIV. I welcome your comments, questions, suggestions, and opinions. Let us go forward together. To start from the beginning, click here He Gave Me More Than A Bracelet.

Monday, November 11, 2013

I Have a Boyfriend! And a New Bracelet!

I know that my updates on my dating life are probably confusing you by now. Don't worry! They have been confusing me too!

So, here is the plain, simple, concrete truth:

I have a boyfriend! A real, true, live boyfriend! And it is someone that you all already know about. Yes, it is my kickball guy. The one that I first disclosed to back in June. The one that I dated for months. And the one that came with me to my doctor's appointment. The one that I remained close friends with even after we stopped dating. The one that I said a "Difficult Goodbye" to a few weeks ago.

Well, it has all come back full circle now. I guess I was just too good to let go of ;-) He is finally ready to commit and have a relationship. And he wants that relationship to be with me. He is now opening up and sharing in a way that he never did before. Please pray for us and our future together!

P.S. The bracelet picture was an after thought to this post. But, I realized it was a good symbol of turning over a new leaf in my life. My boyfriend gave me this bracelet/watch months ago, and I love it! Isn't it interesting how we can hold tokens such as these so close to our hearts?