I have always dreamt of a love story where I would fall in love at first sight and grow old with that person. There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment. This is my love story.
It all began with a Facebook post. When COVID-19 hit, we got placed in quarantine. I joined a Facebook support group since I was feeling lonely and scared. One day, after a few drinks of whiskey, I decided to post something on the group:
''Anyone here want to do a Facetime group so we can meet new friends?''
Many people answered. One guy invited his friend named Elie. Little did I know, Elie would become the man of my life. Anyways, we all started talking with each others. Everyone was having a good time but that man, I didn't know why, I was feeling something even though I didn't know him. I was attracted to him like a magnet, like I knew something was going to happen between us.
Now, one thing you have to know is that I don't like being chased. I prefer to chase. However, I am really awkward when I try to talk to someone I'm interested in. I tried to let him know I was attracted to him but it flew right over his head. I would have loved to be able to say nice things but my brain doesn't work that way. My catch phrase was like:
''Hey, I'm Camylle. I'm into fitness as well. Your smoothie looks good.''
He was always drinking smoothies... and he was a personal trainer like me so we concluded we would go to the gym together after the quarantine... but that's not what happened. We started talking together outside of the group chat, doing facetime for hours. We talked about our goals for the future, our lives, what we love... in fact, we talked about everything.
I must say... this was the first time I was feeling like someone was reading through my mind. It was like a piece of me was missing and he was that piece. It's crazy because we didn't know each other after all. We were only two strangers passing time on the internet. At that time, I had lost all hope of finding someone who would love me for who I really am. I was talking to him hoping for something I didn't believed in anymore... but like I said, I was feeling something like I've never felt before and I needed to know why. Being a curious person, I kept talking to him via texts and facetime. He was like no others... An intelligent mature man with a beautiful soul and a handsome physic. He knew what he wanted and he knew where he was going. He was everything I was looking for in a man. Everything I could hope, dream for. We had a connection. So we kept talking and talking until one day we decided to meet. I guess my awesome catch phrase worked. Instead of waiting for the gyms to open, we decided to do 14 days in total isolation and to meet after.
When we met
I'm an anxious and nervous person but I hide it really well. However, as soon as I got to his house to meet him, I was shaking like crazy... he gave me a smoothie and I could not hold it, could not drink it. I was looking like an human earthquake. That's when I knew that this man I had standing in front of me would change my life. We talked for hours about our deepest secrets. Have you ever felt really close to someone? So close that you can’t understand why you and the other person have two separate bodies, two separate skins? That's how I felt. I felt like the whole world had stopped. Nothing could separate us now. We would be stronger than everything. I slept in his arms like a baby that night. When we woke up, I told him I had to take care of my cat but I could not leave him. I was not able to imagine myself texting him things like ''hey when are you free so we can meet again?'' so I asked him if he would like to come with me to my condo and he said yes! Since the first day we met, march 29th, we haven't left each other.
Now, we live together. He is now the dad of a wonderful cat, Tinder (you know him if you have read my post about this cuty that is my babyboy), and we are happy together. He brings out the best in me and gives me the strength to achieve my goals.
Everyday, my heart beats so fast when I think about him, when I see him. I know I'm safe when I am into his arms. He knows me like no one does, he accepts my imperfections, he makes me feel like I'm the most beautiful woman in his eyes. I love him inside and out. We are two persons who didn't have it easy but we are survivors. He can handle me when I can't even handle myself. We met each other in a difficult time, when we both had lost hope in finding love. He is the one who gave me the strength to start my business Blondy Beast Fit. I knew since the beginning that we were meant for each other. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. I love him for who he was, who he is and who is going to be. We will keep growing together.