Going Back to the Start with About Time

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with She Knows and “About Time”. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

They say when you meet the love of your life, you just “know.” With Joe and I, we may have known, but it sure did take us awhile to get the picture. You see, when we met we were young. He was 19, I was just about to turn 22 and we were, commitment-phobes. In fact, I was determined to not fall for anyone until I was well into my 30’s. But then, I met him.

About Time

I can still remember the first time I saw him. He was tall, with blue-green eyes and a devilish grin. The second he looked at me, I just knew…I was in trouble. That was fall of 2000. Little did I know that it would take us an army tour and several broken relationships, for fate to throw us together again in 2006. Once it did, oh man… it was like life said “Finally!” and made us catch up at lightning speed. He moved in within a month and less than four months later, I was pregnant.

Now its fall 2013, and I often wonder how our lives would have been if he didn’t go to the army. Or I wasn’t a commitment phobe. Or what if, I had never moved to Pennsylvania at all?


Time is funny that way. You experience these moments that will forever change you and you always wonder what you could have done to make it different. To make it better? In “About Time” – A film from the creator of Love Actually, Notting Hill, and Four Weddings and a Funeral, its main character, Tim Lake, tries to do just that, make each moment perfect.

Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams), and they fall in love. Then, an unfortunate time-travel incident means he’s never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again—and again—but finally, after a lot of cunning time traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches and to save his best friend from professional disaster. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can’t save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous, too.

I have been a big fan of Richard Curtis’ films and I cannot wait to see this one. I have constantly wondered how Joe and I would be if we did things a little differently, just a little better. But in the end, I know that each moment we have is to be treasured no matter what. I’ve learned, just as Tim does in About Time, that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

About Time opens in theaters on November 1, 2013, I know I’ll be there, hope you will too.


  1. says

    This sounds like a really cute movie. Love your romantic story. Sometimes it does take time to get to that moment where you just know that you are meant to be.

  2. says

    This movie sounds cute! I was 16 when I got with my boyfriend, but I was 14 when I met him and we were friends for a couple of years. We just celebrated our 6th (Dating) anniversary 3 days ago. I love hearing about how other people met and fell in love!

  3. says

    I always feel like things will happen at the time they’re supposed to happen. If I had made any changes in my relationships along the way, I might not have ever been in the right place at the right time to make a connection :)

    I love Rachel McAdams, so will definitely be checking this out.

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