I remember the first time I saw Jason because he looked radiant to me. It sounds dramatic and it was – well, at least to me. It was a hot Sunday afternoon in the spring of 2014. We were all on a big piece of property camping for a festival. After having experienced a rainy cold weekend, everyone was basking in the much-welcomed heat since the sun had come out and the clouds had cleared. Some people were doing yoga in the soft grass field, so we went to check it out. When I first saw Jason, he was sitting in the grass drinking coffee, chatting and laughing; surrounded by hippies. He looked genuinely happy and the people around him were laughing at what he was saying. His smile was carefree and I remember feeling welcomed by his presence. I also remember his coffee cup, which said: “I See Dumb People”. It was the perfect amount of joke and snark and it charmed me immediately. We didn’t end up getting any time to talk alone that weekend and I didn’t give him much thought after we left. It wasn’t until later that year that we really took notice of each other.
In the fall of 2014, my husband (with whom I had an open relationship) and I were invited to camp with Jason’s camp during another festival. Jason says that he took notice of me when he saw me haul the cooler out of our car with minimal effort – walking it over to the community kitchen. Since Jason had been the center point of contact regarding the organization of our camp, I talked with him first about the logistics. His leadership skills and in-charge attitude were so sexy to me that I didn’t waste any time letting my husband know I was interested in spending time alone with this gorgeous, auburn-haired man. Continue reading