First of all, let's just get the awkwardness out of the way...I am soo sorry for being such a shitty MIA blogger. The past year has been sooo busy and the last couple months have been no exception. Between my legal work, my involvement with myStorey (join now to check it out!!), and my personal styling through Mint+Chase, I have been swamped!! There are very few better feelings in the world, however, than feeling needed and appreciated. These past few months have been the absolute most satisfying to me professionally, and I feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity to work alongside some really awesome people. The downside though, is that I have had less time to blog...but I'm back now for a little "hey there, how you doin'?" :)
I also wanted to drop by to share my thoughts on marriage, seeing as today is Dr. Love and my 4th wedding anniversary, woop woop!!!
My parents divorced when I was 8 years old and, even before then, they did not have a good marriage. Before meeting Dr. Love, I spent my entire life observing relationships. I imagine that children of great marriages (my mom being one of them) don't feel the need to make such an intentional effort to analyze other people's relationships, but for me, it was always interesting to see what types of dynamics worked and which didn't. Obviously, the concept of what works and what doesn't is entirely subjective, but you see, that is fine in my case, because I wasn't observing for the sake of science, but for the sake of giving myself the best chance at a happy marriage...and life.
Now, as a thirty year old who has been married for 4 years, I can say that I firmly believe that who you choose to marry (or whether you choose to marry at all) is the single most important decision that you will ever make in your life. It will change the trajectory of your life and it will shape the person that you are.
So, that being said, I just want to take a second to thank Dr. Love for giving me the best years of my life thus far. The most fun, most adventurous, most fulfilling years of my life have been those which I have had the pleasure of sharing with Dr. Love. He is my biggest cheerleader and biggest critic, a hardworking man that has taught me the importance of hard work, and a flexible, open-minded person who has been willing to bend often to see things from my perspective. For all those reasons and more, I love Dr. Love more today than I ever imagined I could...And I think that if I were a young girl from a broken family right now looking at Dr. Love and my marriage, I'd label it "works." Love you, Dr Love
On that note, let me share one of my favorite songs of all time with you...such beautiful lyrics...