(Video) How I Met My Husband 10 Years Ago


Today is the 10 year anniversary of the day I met my husband Matt!

We were college students, I had just returned from living in Maui for the summer and Facebook was still the cool new thing. In fact, when we talked on the phone for the first time (mutual friends connected us), Matt told me, “There’s this thing called Facebook, I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, but you can look me up.”

I got my Facebook account 6 months prior and was pretty excited to find him, but when I saw his face, I was completely intimidated. This was his profile photo at the time…

I browsed his other pics and decided I couldn’t send him a friend request. I was already convinced it wouldn’t work out.

He seemed like the perfect guy who had probably dated all the hottest girls and hung out all the time with his fraternity bros and I just wasn’t interested in trying to measure up.

So he sent me a friend request on Facebook and I played dumb as if I thought I had already sent him one but that “it must not have sent.” (He didn’t buy it but pretended to.)

Luckily, he continued to pursue me.

I got sick with strep throat later that week, and although he thought I was dodging him multiple times (I turned down his offers to bring me snow cones, soup, anything to help me get better–I couldn’t let my first impression be a messy top knot, mismatched pajamas and germs!), we continued to text until we met up on campus for the first time…

Watch the video to see the rest. This was filmed as part of our wedding video 9 years ago. (I was really nervous to be on camera.)

As I continue to unveil more of my purpose here on Little Miss Fearless, I’m looking for more ways to tell you my full story. None of us can fully be captured through our social media profiles and I don’t think we were meant to. We’re more than our highlight reels, our perfectly curated feeds and even the thoughtful captions we craft to convey our most memorable moments.

I had so many fears and insecurities at 21, but when I look back at these memories, I mostly remember how trusting I was that it would all work out. That’s the side of me I want to share more of and the side of you I’d like to know better.

What do you fear that you want to turn into unwavering confidence?

And if you need more time to think about that last question, tell me what’s one thing people wouldn’t know about you from your blog or your social media posts?

I don’t think most people know how sporty I am. I need to share that more.



  1. What a sweet story! Happy 10th anniversary!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted August 29, 2017 | Reply
  2. Rach says:

    I really enjoyed the video Amanda and love learning more about how you and your husband met! It’s so sweet and I couldn’t help but ‘LOL’ about the friend request haha! Hmm, I definitely have to think more about the last question!


    Posted August 30, 2017 | Reply
    • Thanks for reading, Rach! It’s always fun reliving old memories. We laugh every time we talk about how FB was so new when we met. I’m sure that story would have been totally different today.

      Posted September 2, 2017 | Reply
  3. Jessica says:

    That is adorable, I love the video, seriously you have not aged! I fear… I am not the best me I can be. I work full time in a federal job that is high stress but I really like what I do. I find it so difficult to balance being a good mom to two little boys and a good wife. I find myself stressed and short tempered, these are things I do not share on social media.

    Posted August 30, 2017 | Reply
    • Thanks for watching. I’m sorry your job is so stressful. When my job gets that way I feel trapped and desperate for change, but I’m often not in a position to make a change right away. I just keep trying to work on my relationship with stress and the expectations I put on myself, and then constantly re-evaluate where I’m at and identify small changes I can make in my lifestyle to bring me more joy. Sometimes it’s get more sleep or slow down and other times it’s take a break or get some exercise. I think if you’re always searching for a way you will find one. Hang in there.

      Posted September 2, 2017 | Reply
  4. Matty says:

    Love you!

    Posted August 30, 2017 | Reply
  5. Lina Elder says:

    I fear that I’m not a good mother.. I’m still learning as I go, and trying my hardest! And I know that’s all I can do.. Chad at least says I am haha. And that makes me a feel a little bit better.

    Posted August 30, 2017 | Reply
    • You are an amazing mother, Lena! I am always inspired by you. Motherhood is one of those crazy things where we don’t get any training and some of us start way younger than others. If I had become a mother in my early twenties I would have been a complete wreck. You seriously do everything with so much grace and composure. And those little angel girls are so lucky to have you.

      Posted September 2, 2017 | Reply
  6. Julie says:

    Although I wouldn’t consider myself a fantastic singer. And despite my having to overcome stage fright. I love to sing. many times I considered American idol but talked myself out of it. Now that I’m past the age limit I often thing of America’s Got Talent

    Posted August 30, 2017 | Reply
    • You would be amazing on AGT! I’d vote you to the top. Always admired your singing talents and your confidence. Love you, Jules!

      Posted September 2, 2017 | Reply
  7. I love this!! Happy anni!

    Posted August 31, 2017 | Reply