Hey Everyone, I’m Brielle and I’m sorry I haven’t posted in.. 2 years.. ANYWAYS! The past few months have been Crazy with a capital C for me. Let me start back in January…
Januaury started like any other month, except it was cold and snowy! But thankfully I didn’t have to worry about the cold in our new apartment, My mom moved in with her boyfriend and I joined with her. My brother stayed with our step family due to his job being over there. My Brother would come over sometimes, Bring his laptop, and play this game. I use to watch him but I didn’t really understand it.. some war-fighting-ship-base-fleet game thing.. but as I watched him more and more I began to understand it, yet I still hadn’t made an account. Around mid January, my brother came over and he was using this Skype-like program called TeamSpeak, Skype without the video pretty much, and he was talking to some friends of his. I’d press the button to speak and say hi to all the people he was talking to. My brother told me I should make an account, so I did! I downloaded TeamSpeak and used it to talk to his friends as well. The people I talked to mostly knew each other, They were all friends and family in real life.
So I started playing the game, It’s called Vega Conflict and I still didn’t have any idea what I was doing.. I’d just sit on TeamSpeak and talk to all of them.. my brother started warning the guys that “I’m his little sister” and to “not flirt with me”.. well that didn’t completely work out. I started talking to one of his friends named Austin. We talked day and night for a few days and then decided that, even though he’s in a different state, we can try being in a long distance relationship.
Around the middle of February I started to mention me and him meeting one day.. which lead to me saying how unhappy I had been for the past few years. How I felt like I needed a change.. So we planned for me to come see him. By the beginning of March, he got a job offer in North Dakota. He could work in the Oil fields with one of his friends, Thinking it would make good money he agreed. This made my situation a little harder because when they were headed to North Dakota from Wyoming (where they both lived) the weather got iffy, and they couldn’t come get me… I was anxious to when I would get to see him. I had saved up $300 for this and my boyfriend suggested Greyhound Buses.. We looked up prices.. $230 to get from St. Louis, Missouri.. To Bismark, North Dakota. I decided it was the only way I’d get to see him unless I wanted to wait 3 months.. lets just say I was impatient! So I bought the ticket for a few days later.. Which happened to land on my 17th birthday!
My bus ride took 26 hours.. I had 2 transfers and a ton of stops (look above). I met a guy at the first stop, His name is Bobby.. He offered to help me with my bags and he flirted with me the whole first bus ride! Till we stopped in Chicago, Illinois at least ;) he bid me a farewell, gave me his facebook, and wished me good luck on my travels. I sat in Chicago’s bus station for 2 aching, lonely hours. On the plus side I had a really good burger from their food venue there.
**2 hours later** I was back on the road on my second bus. Sitting next to a man who asked to sit by me because he “didn’t want to sit by anyone weird”. He explained to me that he’s going to North Dakota to meet a girl he’d only met once before, he also explained that he starts tour in a week with his band.. he showed me pictures of when he toured with Korn.. yes, Korn.. I felt like the whole bus ride was fake! This bus took me through Wisconsin and Minnesota, I stopped in Milwuakee and minneapolis. We stopped in Tomah, Wisconsin for 20 minutes to get some food.. Let me tell you how weird it was to eat McDonalds cinnabites at 2:40 in the morning..(we got there early so we got an extra 10 minutes to eat and stretch. By the time We hit minneapolis it was 6:30am. we were ahead of schedule.. the sun was still down so I captured this picture when my third bus finally took off (look above).
My third bus, At this point I was counting down the hours.. 7 hours left.. I took a few naps.. The one Rockstar guy was still next to me. After a few more naps we landed in Fargo, ND. We had 45 minutes layover there so I went to the bathroom and did my makeup.. since I only had 1 hour and 30 minutes left! I was getting more and more nervous. Finally, We made it.. I was sitting near the front of the bus and I was the 3rd person to get off the bus. I saw Austin standing there with his friend Cheyenne. I walked over and awkward smiled and giggled dropping my carry-on on the ground and giving him a short hug. We got my bags and got in the car to head to the little town of Garrison, ND, Population: 1,550 people. lets say.. Small town.
After a month there, the oil field just wasn’t putting out so we drove back to Wyoming and stayed for a week or two, then took a 2 week vacation in Missouri, so my mom could meet Austin. We came back to Wyoming and that’s where we’ve been since! A month ago Austin asked me to marry him, since we can’t get married until I’m 18 it gives us time to make sure this is what we want. :)
Thank you for reading all of this and I hope you enjoyed it. I’ll keep you all updated more often now! I love you all so much!