During this time of year, people often rush to and fro, buying gifts for their loved ones to tell them something that screams, I love you! Happy Valentine’s Day! Me and my Bae, Earth Nirvana, do that every day, so we thought it would be cool to chronicle our relationship–in our own words. We’ve seen a lot of relationships come and go and are over-the-moon happy we’ve found each other and have meshed our lives together in a way that compliments and complements the other.
Sometimes, especially from fam and friends, I get the question, “So, how did you and Earth meet?”
While my Bae tells her own tale of how we happened, here’s mine:
It started with a shirt. One hot day in mid-May 2011, I realized I had on Earth’s shirt.
Sounds sexy, huh?
Well, not quite.
You see, that pic above used to be my profile pic. And on May 19, 2011, I received the following message from Earth: Love that shirt sistah.
Here are the next few messages over the next few days:
May 25, 2011Shon
Aw, thanks! I picked it up a while ago, but love wearing it,
May 28, 2011Earth
Considering I made it…that is great to hear
May 28, 2011Shon
Ha! Now that’s funny to me. I had a FEELING you made it. *chuckling*
Immediately, I dug Earth’s vibe. She was funny. She was cool. She was serious. She was real. She was definitely about her business. We connected instantly, her coming to support my performances as a part of Unity Productions and me supporting her business Earth’s Bangles as I interviewed her for SL Enquirer and put together a commercial for her biz. We connected on being strong sistahs who work hard to do big things, and we pushed each other to do them.
Although we met in May on Facebook and became fast FB buddies, it wasn’t until around October 2011 that we actually met in SL. I should’ve known she was special when she was the only person to take me out for my REZZ DAY, October 15, 2011, LOL.
From that day on, it was on–both on FB and in-world as we hung out and got to know each other better.
She came to my house to play with my…ahem…I mean my children’s toys.
She came to the house and ate ALL of my donuts.
We hit the clubs and danced ourselves sweaty.
And most importantly, we found those quiet times to sit and talk about our goals and dreams and to cheer each other on.
By the time Thanksgiving came around, I was feeling some kind of way about this lady. I knew she was special and never in my time in SL did I want to be someone’s girlfriend or to have one. I was happy being busy and having my children and friends around. But with Bae, yeah, that changed.
My lovely little daughter Nevaeh, who always seems to know more about affairs of the heart than her mother, decided we HAD to have Thanksgiving together and before I could say yes, she had already created an invite and sent one off to Earth.
And I decided to do something I normally wouldn’t do–I went with my gut instinct.
While we were all enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, I pulled out some old school, elementary school moves and pulled out a card right there in the room. Here’s the card:
Yeah, I know–real classy!
I don’t think I’ve ever been as nervous in SL about anything as I was when I sat there, waiting for her to say something, anything.
I didn’t have to wait long…and I didn’t have to boot her off my land either, LOL. Her yes kicked off our relationship extravaganza that’s seen us visit her new grandbabies…
That’s seen her abuse me in public, LOL…
That’s seen us look like the hottest, most adorable couple on SL…
That’s seen us celebrate Christmas together…
That’s seen us buy big animals together…
And that’s seen us celebrate Bae’s birthday and our coming out together…
In the past nine months, I have built a friendship with a great lady who is smart, funny, sexy, sweet, kind, aggressive, and passionate. In the past two, three months, I have had the honor to upgrade that friendship into a relationship, and I couldn’t ask for a better mate to take over the grid with. We don’t know what drama is, and if drama even tries to step to us, we cut it off at the path, kick its ass, and have it scurrying back home in tears.
For a person that initially came on SL in October of 2010 for a class and had no thoughts of staying, I’m glad I took a chance, checked out the grid, and stuck around.
Before Bae, I did a lot of things here and enjoyed them. Now with Bae, I do a lot of things still, and even still enjoy them–now, I have a wonderful person to share them with.
Looking forward to seeing what magic The Bae & Bunny Show can make happen in the next nine months!