Isn't it amazing what you can learn when you give people a chance? This weekend one of my friends asked me a little about the relationship I'm in right now. I explained to her that I wasn't so interested in Boy at the beginning, which made it easy to ask him out because I wasn't risking too much hurt if he rejected me. Then, as he started asking me out a little, there were things that I just thought I couldn't handle.
Well, I've come to find out that pausing for a little while and going with it can turn into a good thing. The more I've gotten to know him, the more I feel like I understand where he's coming from - I see different motivations behind his actions (than I would have presumed before), which are positive. Now - why he is still dating me is harder to figure out; maybe I've done too good of a job of hiding my flaws. I'm grateful for the chance to develop a friendship and learn about someone very different - in some ways - than me.