2 years ago if someone told me that I would be wicked happy, in a loving relationship and living with a guy- I would’ve laughed.
A year ago I posted this and at that time we didn’t know that Chris would be let go of his job in NH. We didn’t know where that would lead us. Everything happens for a reason. Now we are living together, continuing to build our lives together.
Reflecting on my one little word for the year, its crazy how well it fits. forward.
I wouldn’t change a thing. Sure, some things are challenges- but what isn’t? Anything worth it is a challenge. I learned that early on in life. Meshing two worlds that used to work independently is tough sometimes. Sometimes feels like all the time some weeks. But that is ok. I am up for the challenge.
Each day I look forward to more and more time with Chris. I love just spending time with him. He is my best friend. All winter we looked forward to another summer together. This summer we are working our butts off during the week (up late hours all week every week) just so we can spend time each weekend at our happy place. By the sea.
Over the past year with Chris’s help I have been able to do more and more of what I love. The loft art retreats wouldn’t happen if I didn’t have his support, muscles and “mario”-ness. I have been able to devote more time to shurkus.com and really work on moving forward with my dreams for that site. His geekiness, willingness to cook, and skill at ignoring a messy loft all work together in making it possible for all of my new creative adventures.
To me that is priceless.
Let’s be serious- Who would happily go visit the beach with me in January?
Who would stop everything they were doing to snap a cute pic of mister harley?
While were at it who would help me potty train mister harley?
Who would take a zentangles class with me OR sit in on my copic 101 class?
Who would get me to help them make thanksgiving AND christmas dinner AND have a christmas tree?!
What Yankees fan would stay up with me to watch the Red Sox win the world series!?
Who would pose for goofy pics without griping about it?
I very much look forward to our future together and all we will share. It’s exciting to think what the future holds, but really all I need is a big hug from him and seeing a smile on his face. That is what will always makes my day 🙂
Happy Anniversary Chris, I love you.
you’re the one who can
make me feel gorgeous
with just just a flick of your finger
it is that easy
yes there was a time
you didn’t always get your way
back there where my heart
was not so easy to invade
when my battlements were strong
before the Pilgrims came
don’t forget you were the one
who loved my wild way
-tori amos, wild way