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?


  1. Yay! I will keep you and your beau in my prayers.

  2. Glad to hear you're back together and that you're happy!

    As always, my best wishes!

  3. So awesome girl! Glad to hear such exciting news :) Just said a prayer for you for good things from this relationship, now and in the future.

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  5. Hi I would really like to talk with you. Is that possible? I'm in the deep end here with this last couple of weeks. Unbelievable turn in life, hard to come to terms with. Well done on your blog.