By the time you read this I’ll probably be in Ocean City! Tomorrow, April 28th, is The Husband’s and my 11th Anniversary.
We’ve been together as a couple now for 17 years. SEVENTEEN YEARS.
I feel old.
In those 17 years we’ve built quite the life together.
There’s no doubt I’m the catalyst. The Husband tends to be a more content person then I. He’s been working the same job since college. I’ve had 4 plus now my own Business. He wants to eat the same thing at the same restaurant every time we go out. I’m constantly looking for new places and new dishes. He wears pretty much the same clothes and even has the same hairstyle since college. I, well, let’s just say I’ve changed, a lot, my hair, my clothes, even my body. Honestly, I think he’d probably still be living in the same apartment if it wasn’t for me pushing for us to move and buy a house.
I guess you can say I’m the goal orientated one.
“In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.”
That quote says it all for me. I don’t do well in the daily minutiae of life. I thrive off “the next thing.” I need to see something in my future or I start to feel stagnant, bored and depressed.
This is a blessing and a curse.
There’s no doubt I wouldn’t be where I am in life if it wasn’t for my goals but it’s hard for me to feel content. I recognize it in myself and it’s something I’m working on. The Husband helps. A lot.
Even though I get frustrated at his lack of motivation and foresight (seriously, he’s even the worst grocery shopper EVER because he can’t think passed what he wants to eat that day) I also, in a weird way, admire it. We are polar opposites and it works for us.
I push him. He grounds me.
Here we are 11 years ago on our Honeymoon.
I think he looks exactly the same. I barely recognize myself.
Ok, enough reminiscing. I have to go pack! We are leaving in a few hours and tomorrow is the OC Half Marathon. I’ll be back Monday with a full recap! My goal is to run it in 2:15 and record the experience on the gopro but I’ll be content with any time. ;)