You’re so fit. That was my first thought as I came through the door last Wednesday night following a wine-fuelled shopping expedition and saw my husband. It’s not that I don’t think it at any other point, it’s just sometimes life steams ahead at what feels like 100mph. There are so many intricate details to learn and consider every single day that sometimes it’s all too easy to cast aside the fundamental basics.
The 31st of January marks the 11th anniversary of the night James and I first met on a blind date. The 2nd February is the day he starts a brand new career adventure after making the decision to leave his long-term position at his current company and become a shareholder in a start up.
I’ve always felt like I inadvertently stole the vast majority of the limelight when it came to our careers, I took the risky option, followed my dreams of becoming a business owner, worked ridiculous hours for years and was decidedly selfish with my time. It would be unfair for me not to mention that our relationship suffered because of it, it did. And even though I don’t believe in regrets and mourning the past, I know if I was given that time again I would do certain things very differently.
Every marriage faces challenges, some significantly more than others, and as much as this is probably going to sound like the world’s most obvious cliche, what doesn’t break you truly does make you stronger.
2015 really feels like our year, I’m 100% behind James’s decision to take a leap of faith and having been in a similar position I’m hoping my experiences (not to mention numerous mistakes!) will prove invaluable. We are completely infatuated with our daughter, have never been closer (or happier – largely thanks to her) and are currently on the hunt for our “forever” family home.
On Saturday we will have 11 years of memories and many exciting plans for the future to celebrate.
I am actually looking for some recommendations and advice this morning folks on what to do as a family this Saturday that would be a lovely day out, something that feels a little bit special/celebratory. I am completely open to suggestions, I don’t expect you all to know what’s available in my local area of Warwickshire (!) but The Cotswolds are fairly near by and actually maybe there is something home-based/simple that we can do?
Also, did I mention my husband was fit? 🙂
I just need to remember to tell him more often.