How We Met
Nick and I met at a musical festival: Governor’s Ball in New York City. I was with friends waiting for the band Grizzly Bear to come on, and Nick was dancing across the field to the DJ set. He has a really cool and attractive way of dancing, and I find that most men aren’t so confident dancing, so I was captivated. I didn’t realize I was staring. Nick caught my gaze and made his way over to talk. I’ll never forget his first line, “do you think the set design has sea animals or ghosts?”. Easiest conversation ever. We hit it off beautifully and I appreciated how earnest Nick was. Another rarity in New York City. By the time the set was over, I knew where he went for high school and college, his career shift dreams. It’s perfect because my friends rushed me away from the conversation in an effort to get a good position at the next show, so Nick and I don’t exchange numbers. Fortunately, I found him on Facebook and sent him a message. He responded and invited me on a date and we’ve been together since.
How They Asked
We were hiking to “Cathedral Rock” an energy vortex site in Sedona, Arizona. It had recently snowed and there was a lot of snow and ice around, and although I am fit, I hadn’t been hiking in many months. I found myself thinking “let Nick’s energy draw you up” when I felt tired or unsure if I wanted to continue up the steep climb. Nick is my mountain goat; very comfortable hiking any mountain, at any elevation (we discovered we loved hiking in Peru). When we got to the top, there was a panoramic viewing point where I got absorbed in the sights.
Nick slipped away to go explore an area a little away from the viewing point while I looked around. I then went to find him and he recommended I go see THE rock, which he was just coming back from.
I did and he followed, and when I started preparing to take a picture in front of it, he proposed with a ruby ring. I immediately was stunned at receiving a red engagement stone, so unusual, surrounded by the gorgeous Sedona “red rock”! He didn’t plan it, but it was so perfect.