Christen and Jake
How We Met
Like any good millennial couple, we met online. Jake had been living in south Florida for the past few years for work, and I ended up there for a few months of rotations during my last year of medical school. We met only 1 month before I had to move to Michigan for new rotations, so I wasn’t looking for anything serious and was skeptical about long distance relationships. But Jake knew from our first date that he would do whatever it took to make the distance work.
We were pretty inseparable for that first month and true to his word, Jake traveled to visit me at least once or twice a month regardless of how far I was or how busy we were. It took me a few months to realize that we could survive the distance but when I did, I realized that not only was the distance not breaking us, but it was truly making our relationship stronger.
After finishing medical school I landed a residency position in Morgantown, WV at WVU. Jake and I decided we were ready to be in the same state again, so Jake gave up his awesome job and life in Fort Lauderdale to move north and take on new adventures with me.
On July 15, 2017, I decided to take Jake to a local winery in Morgantown to celebrate his birthday, and little did I know I was in for the biggest surprise of my life! I didn’t see it coming at all, but when Jake got down on one knee I had never been happier! We are so excited to start our forever together on November 17, 2018.