Love is all over the blogesphere, and it's a good opportunity to bring up a project I've been working on since early Spring of this year. I'm an amazing procrastinator and I have no excuse for not posting it earlier. After getting to know a lot of bloggers this year, I noticed as individual as they are in their own aspect, I can imagine what their significant others are like. Are they just as creative as them? Are they the complete opposite? Just like getting to know a friend, I'm interested in the expand of their lives behind the computer screen.
I'm introducing a series called "...Is for Lovers". Every couple I've interviewed since February (yes, it's been that long, my full apologies) has a certain somethin' somethin' that brings out their fabulous self but at the same time carries it on to their relationship. But please don't think I'm excluding single people. I know at one point I hated the idea of being in a relationship (years ago when I single and loving it), so this is definably not the typical lovey-dovey collection. These are the questions that are uncomfortable, a little personal, and overall, bring out the fragments of a relationship not many like to discuss--communication, conflicting work schedules, the ups and downs but more importantly how they make it work. I know we can all pick up some ideas for dates, communication, and new ways to show each other some love, in any form of a relationship.
In each relationship there is a common ground, something that brings them together despite the hang ups, and in this episode, we have Christina from Down and Out Chic and her long time boyfriend, B. They are one of the most creative couples I know, and this is appropriately titled, Being Creative is for Lovers.
When you read Down and Out Chic, Christina has her own creative spirit, I imagine her mind is going a million miles an hour with all the posts, endless ideas and energy she exudes.
She rarely writes about B but when she does, there is this certain quiet confidence about their relationship that exhibits a certain partnership you can't help but admire.
As private as Christina is on what she portrays to the interwebs, she is giving us a small glimpse on how she keeps up with blogging, her etsy shop, work and B. My favorite part about what they shared? They met at a bar! She proves to us the poor adage about meeting true love in a bar! Read on...!
It seems like you don't mess around- you know what you want, and don't settle for less. How did B woo you out of all the others?
Your blog regularly discusses a budget, what's a date night for you and B?
Opposites attract, or so they say. Name how you and B contrast each other but bring out the best in each other.
He's calm as a cucumber, I'm kind of a drama queen. I don't like drama in my own life, but I do relish a good story. My voice also gets really squeaky when I'm excited about something and he'll say, "honey, slow down, I can't understand you when you're squeaking." I'm driven and motivated and I think I help encourage him whereas he helps me to relax and smell the roses. We're both caretakers and I think we do a good job of nurturing each other, although I admit, I can be kind of a baby. He comes from a solid background with a supportive family, whereas I've always been kind of a loner and never had much of a family life. We've taught eachother a lot. I don't care if it sounds cheesy but he makes me want to be a better person. He's shown me a love that no one else has and for a long time I didn't think I deserved. Learning to be loved is harder for me than loving but he's patient and I'm impuslive and somehow, we've met in the middle.
Thank you Christina and B!
Read Down and Out Chic here, check out her entrepreneurship come to life here.