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3.21.17 One Year



Yesterday was my 1 year anniversary with the love of my life. I said this in my Instagram post yesterday, but 365 days is the longest I’ve ever been granted to love someone. I think my longest relationship was probably 3 months. It’s hard to love when you’re young. Not because at that age, you know what love is but because you don’t know how to practice it or receive it from others. I’m a firm believer in love being an action word not an abstract. So not only is it important to figure out how you love but also how you want to be loved. It took me a while to figure the second one out. It took kissing a lot of frogs, toads, and tadpoles, crying, and writing before I found this amazing man of mine. Curtis and I met Dec of 2015. On our first date, I was unaware that it was even a date lol

I had just turned 21 that Saturday and that Monday he took me to Wine & Rhyme to get the experience of my first bar. We nonchalantly held hands and stood close to each other. I was in denial about my feelings and convinced myself that he didn’t want me in that way (don’t ask me why because I don’t know lol). When the night was over, he drove me home but there was no kiss. I chickened out and swiftly ran up the stairs to my apartment, only to text him once he left that I wish I kissed him. That Thursday we went on our second date to The Bunker, had our first kiss, and from there we pretty much spent all our time together.


We’ve been trying to decide where we wanted to go or what we wanted to for our anniversary since like January. At first we couldn’t decide when we wanted to go given our busy schedules but ended up settling with taking off work on our anniversary to spend the day together. So yesterday we took a road trip to a State Park...long story short we got to the park but didn’t get to enjoy the festivities because they were only for campers. The day didn’t go as planned but it was still a magical day simply because we were celebrating our love. Instead we ended up taking a couple pictures around the park then headed back to Tampa. We went to Ybor that night for some sushi, which was sooo good!

It’s surreal to believe that it’s already been a year. Time flies when you’re busy being happy and tending to your life. I don’t know what I did to deserve him but nonetheless, I’m grateful. I can't wait to watch this man fly and soar in the years to come. I've never met someone so connected to their creativity. Watching him unfold on stage and get lost in his words is a beautiful sight to see. He has a sun for a heart which must explain why he's so warm all the time. I finally found someone who has room for all that I have to give.


I'm dazzled everyday by him, he just doesn't even know. And every second we're growing individually and together. Here’s to the adventures ahead, the poems we’ll write, this love, this impossible undeniable life with you, and to us. Did I say how much I love him? Well, look at the photos, they speak for themselves. :)

P.S. SHOW US LOVE and follow our social media: @seedavisfly (Curtis Davis) & @everything_zenchristian (ZenChristian Mott) and our shows in Tampa: @growhousetampa & @usf_thepoets & @wespokeslam.

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