This is the last picture I took of us as a couple. Taken on the 27th of July 2014, we were both worn out from working a full day at Marco Polo. We decided to take a little buggy ride during our break time just to get some air. It was my first time driving a buggy. I was pretty horrible at it.
Last week, on the 9th of October 2014 (our 7th year anniversary), Jer and I parted ways. It was a hard decision to make but one that was inevitable. It's not that we don't love each other, we do. We care enough to know that this is for the best. That we needed to set each other free.
We met right out of high school, both of us thinking this was going to be easy. Love conquers all, right? We found out the hard way that it's not that simple. We grew up, and while doing that, we both started having big dreams. Dreams that cannot be achieved while together.
So we said farewell and parted as friends. The best of friends. We're still going to be a part of each others' lives but we'll also have the space we need to grow as individual people.
Seven years. If we don't end up together in the future, at least I can say that it's not because I didn't give it everything I had. It's been tough but it can only get better after this.