2 months ago
Today, Kez and I are celebrating a decade of Team KerBaz.
10 years ago today, at 4pm, we had our first date. The first date I had ever had, in fact.
Sat opposite me in Revolution in Hull was a stunning lass from Yorkshire I’d only met a few weeks prior. I bought her a coke, which she actually left! We awkwardly conversed, and giggled like school kids. We watched a bloke changing a lightbulb. I blurted out “I think you’re really pretty”. And then, as I was saying bye to her, I accidentally head-butted her while giving her a hug. Typical me, huh?
1 hour. That's all it took. It was an hour of awkwardness. Of giggling. Of smiling and looking away, all shy. Of small talk. Of timid complimenting. But that hour was all it would take to leave an imprint so huge, it would steer my life in a completely different direction. Because that same day, I'd left college after finishing my degree. I'd handed in my final dissertation, but I had no real plans for what was to come. No real plans for what I was to do with the rest of my life. A ton of questions. Where will I go? What will I do? How will I do it? But by the end of that first date, she was the answer.....she was my life.
It’s a story that I’ll never get sick of telling, which is why I tell it every year.
These last 10 years have given us happiness and heartbreak. And honestly, I wouldn’t change a single thing. Those difficulties are meant to test your wills and the strength of your love. You can either succumb to them, or show the world you’re meant to be together. And I think Kez and I have shown exactly that.
Thank you Kerrie. Thank you for being you. For looking after me. For teaching me. For listening to me. For healing me. For standing by me. For asking me out in that date 10 years ago. Because I’ve no idea where I’d be if you hadn’t. I only know I wouldn’t be a fraction as happy or a fraction of the person I am now.
Today is our day, babe. To look at how far we’ve come, and where we’ll go next.
10 years. 120 months. 521 weeks. 3650 days. 87600 hours. 5256000 minutes. 315360000 seconds.
And we’re just getting started! ♥️