Hopefully many more to go.
Today marked my first year of marriage. I have a hard time even calling it an anniversary as I’ve never had one. Not because I was single up until now, I just never cared enough to remember those types of dates. The fact that it is my first anniversary ever was pretty special. The fact that it was my first wedding anniversary was impressive, especially since I never really set marriage as a goal in life. Now what made this day spectacular was the fact that I shared those firsts with one of the most kind-hearted, caring, thoughtful, giving, compassionate, empathetic, honest, creative and talented people I have ever met or could even hope to meet. He is real and runs on the same low tolerance of drama and bs as I do, which is extremely hard to find these days. What can I say, I lucked out, hardcore. I can’t say the first year was easy, by any means. We experienced a good number of challenges and set-backs in these 12 months, but through all of that we were still able to create some absolutely beautiful memories. What I have learned this year is that yes, love in itself can form a relationship. Those are a dime a dozen, especially with the watered down definition most people have for love these days. While love is wonderful, mutual respect, understanding and support are the ingredients needed for that relationship to form a true team, a unit. I consider myself incredibly lucky, not to be in a great relationship, but to be part of a strong, tight-knit, all around awesome team.