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For completing the “Turning 30” theme this month, I decided to post this photo of us as a couple.

What does he mean to me?

Well, the complicated chemistry created by two people who care about each other has always warmed me to the bones ... because I used to struggle so much to get how it’s even possible.

There I was, waiting to be found, hopping on and off buses, making friends with strangers in events I’d never been to, taking lessons of people’s love stories.  Until I found him, in the most perfect moment, at the cutest healthy restaurant (as cliché as it sounds), the seconds between my panic expression and his smug smile, in the intense eye contact I had rarely had the courage to sustain with someone. At the end of that night, smiling through our ride together, I couldn’t help but accept this warm feeling of this mutual, thing I call attraction.

My soul rests. I feel at peace.

Being 30 can be very scary, I genuinely feel like I’ll be ruined if it wasn’t for Allah, my Mom—my family, and him, like if they weren’t in my life I don’t know what I would be doing.

He gives me stability and I feel love like 24/7. That’s how I feel when I’m with Dimaz. I feel at peace, all the time.