The first guest blogger that I'm featuring this week is Camilla from Champagne Bubbles. Champagne Bubbles is a wonderful blog and Camilla is darling (and she & Damir make such a gorgeous couple-can you imagine what their babies will look like?)!
So without further ado...
How old are you & Damir?
I am 22 and he is 21 but we're turning 23 and 22, respectively, this month! Our birthdays are 2 days apart :)
How did you meet?
We met in the athletic department on campus at U.C. Berkeley.
(Note from Cole: Camilla and Damir's story was originally posted on My Teacups in Peony and it was just too great to not include, even if it looks a tad long, I promise it's worth it.)
What is the toughest part of being in a committed relationship?
For us the toughest part has proven to be learning to deal with each other's quirks and little issues. For example, I'm kinda crazy about keeping a tidy and clean apartment and he can play video games all day everyday if I let him. Then again, those little arguments can be fun sometimes.
What is the best part?
The best part is being able to spend everyday with my best friend; the one person who really gets my sense of humor and who I can tell anything and everything to; the person I have the most fun with in the world. I feel so completely blessed that I get to call this man mine...it's actually hard for me to believe.
What is the best day the two of you have spent together?
I struggle to find just one best day...one of my favorites would have to be the day we drove from Bosnia to Croatia. It was just so fun to be in a car with him for that long in a new place. We got to talk for hours and hours and hours and got to know each other even more (even though we had been dating for almost a year at the time). We stopped at little shops and got lots of yummy treats. We finally made it to Croatia, got on a car ferry, then drove an hour and a half across a gorgeous island to the hotel we were staying at. and it was perfect. it was a dream.
What makes you different from other couples?
I guess what could make is different is that we love to play together. We play board games together (we get way competitive with Yahtzee), we play tennis and video games, we slow dance at night in the middle of campus...random, silly things like that.
We're also truly best friends. and we really really LIKE each other.
What is the most essential element of making it?
I think just that. Love is wonderful and important but I think to make it -- and we're not engaged yet or anything so I could be totally wrong -- but I think its very very important to really LIKE the other person; to truly ENJOY their company...not just the lovey dovey part.
What are your hopes for the future?
I hope for many things in the future. A magical marriage to Damir (not sure about the wedding part though), two babies (he wants twins -- is he crazy?). I hope to play board games and tennis and video games and slow dance in the middle of the night forever and ever and ever.
Anything else the world needs to know about love?
Do it. Love someone. Let yourself be open to it and when you find it, don't let go of it.