Once upon a time
Ruwan and I met 4 years before we got together. It was a short-lived neutral encounter, far from romantic, and yet it sparked something in the both of us.
We would sporadically connect over business related topics from afar. Our work overlapped, and I guess subconsciously it was a sneaky way of keeping the connection alive.
I’m quite an old-school kinda woman. I’ve never been on dating apps and I simply didn’t believe in falling in love with someone on the other side of the world.
But… after that one podcast interview in which I was the guest on his show, it sparked my curiosity to know him better.
The moment he broke the ice, nothing could stop us.
Not even a world pandemic.
It was 2020, borders were closed, and we had to find a way to get me from Peru to Thailand.
I left my home, my community and security, knowing I wouldn’t be able to return. Risking my comfort and stability for a man I had never even kissed.
And yet, it didn’t feel like a risk at all. It felt like the moment had finally arrived for us to be together.
It’s this feeling of simply WOW! I had no idea it was possible to feel such incredible sense of “we are truly made for each other”. Our beliefs, values, experiences, dreams and visions… we compliment each other with such grace, sometimes even to the point of ridiculous.
The joke of this incredible pilgrimage of true love, is that I was in the middle of teaching DARE TO LOVE when this unfolded.
Ruwan asked Nalaya to marry him with an actual elephant in Thailand!
After two years on the road, we found our community in Mexico. We’re finally home…