Tuesday, 22 May 2012

An Indecent Proposal: She said "Yes"

In case you didn't hear the news by now already, Katie said yes.

I'm obviously pretty chuffed at the moment, as I effectively asked her to put up with me for the rest of her life, and by some miracle it was not an entirely unappealing proposition to her. It validates that I absolutely made the right choice in asking her in the first place.


Many of you have been quite surprised by my chosen method; I knew going in that it was a risky approach to the situation, but I think that's the whole point, isn't it? I mean, what is the purpose of the internet if not to communicate on a global scale? Mountain tops are both dangerous and pointlessly exhausting, and getting down on one knee is just so normal.

Who is normal, anyway? We all pretend we are, but in the end we're all just as messed-up, damaged and insecure as each other. The concept of "normal" is just like the myth of the "standard drink". Everyone knows that a drink doesn't get any more standard than a beer in Australia, and yet a beer is supposedly worth 1.3 of a standard drink.

The minutes between publishing the post at 2031 and receiving a call from her at 2045 felt like hours; I was trying to remain calm and aloof, however my palms were sweating and my nerves twitching on the pure adrenaline that was coursing through my veins. I must have hit Refresh on my browser a hundred times. After the confirmation, I was mostly still in shock for the rest of the night... until she surprised me by turning up on my doorstep at 2230. It made it all real.

A few of you might be thinking that it is a relatively early proposal, too. We've only been publicly dating a few months, and it might seem like I'm rushing into things. Well, I can be a spontaneous guy from time to time, however this was a well thought out decision. I could tell you about all of the variables that I had weighed up to come to my decision, but at the end of the day it really all boils down to that old adage, "When you know, you know." As for why I did it so early in the relationship? Hell, I just couldn't wait to tell her. The last 10 or so years of my life I've just "gone with the flow" so to speak, and let everything happen around me. While I enjoyed not really thinking too seriously about the future, I wasn't setting myself up for success.

I now realise that the only way I'm going to get what I want out of life is by reaching out and taking it, this was just the first step in a series of events that will get me to where I want to be.

So, sorry for all of the sappy Tony Robbins-y style content over the last 24 hours, it'll return to normal soon I promise. However, in the meantime.

I love you, Katie.

15 comments:

  1. Step 1: Propose via your blog.
    Step 2: ??
    Step 3: Profit

    (Oh and Step 4: Have the amazing Katie for the rest of your life.)

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    1. As soon as I can work out Step 2, it's BUSINESS TIME.

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    2. Haha, I'm glad you included me there Rakuli, I want part in this empire building :)

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    3. Step #2 is "release the penguins"

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    4. Dear God, I think you're right! Somebody call Morgan Freeman, he's gonna need to narrate this.

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  2. Josh ... You da man

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    1. Cheers Chippaz, appreciated mate :)

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  3. :D I love you Cloaker Josh! I don't have your way with words so just know you've made me the happiest girl alive. I never knew such happiness existed, well I obviously thought it might but I really didn't think I'd find it so I'd given it all up. Then you came along.
    You mean the world to me and I can't wait to share the rest of my life with you. It's not daunting, it's totally exciting - you're going to do amazing things with your life and I'm going to be there right beside you as it happens.

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    1. I didn't cry when Josh old me what he had done, nor did I cry when I read "the Blog", I didn't cry when I read the beautiful congratulations of your friends, I didn't even cry when I was
      talking to Amanda about your happy news, but I almost did.....
      ....but Miss Katie, this made me cry.
      You do have a way with words that expresses you exactly, genuine, heartfelt,loyal, loving and exuberant.You both bring out the best in each other, it's hard to cry when I'm smiling so much.

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  4. I didn't cry when I read the blog, or when I was speaking to him, or when everyone else was crying down the phone to me, or when I rocked up on his doorstep... I started wondering if I was normal, basically coz people were asking me the question haha
    I cried when I read THIS blog however and again when I read your kind words. Thanks JC. And at the risk of making you cry again... Thanks for raising such an awesome human being - I know you'll be proud that he is so so awesome. Everything one could ever hope for in a man! And, he's all MINE :D

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  5. What a bunch of sissies.

    Hehehe.

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    1. Oh all I did was cry. Loved Josh's words, Loved Katie's words, Loved the whole blog thing, loved that Katie didn't see it coming, just love it all. We are so so excited and so so happy that Josh has made our baby girl so happy. Yes Katie deserves all of this and more and thank you Josh for making her so alive again. <3

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    2. It is my absolute pleasure, don't worry :) I get something out of the arrangement, too ;)

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  6. Sarah Reynolds26 May 2012 at 20:30

    Congratulations Josh, reading your proposal, and then this made me teary, you have Such a beautiful way with words.

    I wish you all the best on your journey in life together, and may all the happiness you both deserve come your way

    Sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah, appreciate it a lot :)

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