Day 1: The Oasis

Fair warning: this post will be boring to most of you but it’s an important piece of me and I couldn’t think of a more appropriate inaugural post.

An oasis, geographically, is water or greenery in the middle of the desert; a saving grace of sorts.

In life, an oasis (n.) is defined as something serving as a refuge, relief, or pleasant change from what is usual, annoying, difficult, etc. It may not necessarily be water but again, an oasis is a sort of saving grace. Today, I’m writing about my oasis, my boyfriend, because he pushed me to find an outlet (this blog) and is currently reminding me to stick to it. Like literally, he’s texting me to blog in ALL CAPS WITH LOTS OF EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!

I didn’t know I needed or had an oasis until someone asked me about my boyfriend. They asked me what he was like and what I liked about him. While the standard things, “he’s my best friend,” “he makes me laugh,” “he makes me a better person” are all absolutely true of him, they just didn’t quite hit the nail on the head. Then, I figured it out. He’s my saving grace, my relief, my welcome change in my desert of ups and downs, family problems, friend drama, work troubles, etc. He is my light in the dark. He is my biggest cheerleader. He will read this post and tell me how great it is, even though it’s Wisconsin Cheddar-level cheesy and he’s probably embarrassed.

I’m starting this blog (again) as an outlet and a way to document my life/fitness journey and while I love any chance to brag about my boyfriend, his support has truly transformed who I am as a person. I am the most true form of myself that I’ve ever been. An oasis does not have to be a significant other. It could be a relative, a place, even a song or a good book. I feel ready for this journey and ready to document it because I have an oasis. I hope you can find yours and I really hope you can see past the cheese factor and stick around until my next post.

xoxo,

Gossip Glav

ily friend 💕

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