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Weekend Quote: Clearly Defined Goals and My Anniversary

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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.”
Robert Heinlein

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. ;)

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There are 18 comments so far.

    Jaki (Slim Down U)

    April 27, 2012

    Happy Anniversary! :)

    Happy Anniversary!! I hope you have a great time on vacation and enjoy your half-marathon!

    Love the reminiscing pics! Look at those whipper snappers! HA! Good luck with your race and can’t wait to see the video. Happy Anniversary!!

    Caroline Calcote

    April 27, 2012

    Happy Anniversary! Good luck at your race :)

    Kelly Eaton

    April 27, 2012

    Awe Happy 11th Anniversary!! I love the old pics & I think you both look the same. Good luck on the half marathon, you got this in the bag! I’m looking forward to “seeing it”! :-)

    ana Myre

    April 27, 2012

    Happy Anniversary!!! Cheers to many more!!!

    Happy anniversary, Roni!


    April 27, 2012

    Happy anniversary!

    Today is our 17th wedding anniversary. How does that happen? It seems like we just got married yesterday…but it also seems like 100 years ago! I think having kids messes with your mind!

    Have fun on your weekend away.

    Thea @ It's Me Vs. Me

    April 27, 2012

    Happy Anniversary!! Have a great time in OC!


    April 27, 2012

    Congrats!!! Have a great weekend!


    April 27, 2012

    Happy anniversary!


    April 27, 2012

    yes happy anniversary. Have a great time together in Ocean city.

    Kathy King

    April 27, 2012

    Ha!! I loved your comments about your hubbie. My is the same way. Doesn’t like change much. It is also our 11th wedding anniversary tomorrow! Enjoy your weekend. Nothing exciting planned here!


    April 28, 2012

    Congrats to you and “Mr. Roni”!!! May you have MANY MANY more wonderful years ahead! I love the part about being polar opposites. On paper, my husband and I are too….but together, we’re stronger, we balance each other, and bring out the best in the other! Best wishes on the race!!!!!


    April 29, 2012

    Happy Anniversary! Mine was 4/26. 9 years married. It really blows my mind to think we have been together for 15 years. I wasn’t even looking for a relationship when we met and here we are 2 beautiful boys and a mortgage and I could not be happier. It’s amazing the way life plays out! Good luck on the run….enjoy it!


    April 29, 2012

    Hi, Roni–your blog is so uplifting. I am a 46 yr old mom. I just got served with divorce papers by a man I thought I’d spend the rest of my life with. I am overweight. I lost about 20 lbs because of the divorce (silver lining!). I want to keep up the momentum, was g Weight Watchers, and found your blog. It gave me hope on more than one front. I wanted to thank you for sharing yourself with us. It is most generous. :)


    April 30, 2012

    Wow, your relationship sounds EXACTLY like mine. I’m always planning ans scheming things and the Hubs is very content with the status quo. It drives me crazy sometimes but I agree that together we are stronger for it. Thanks for sharing your life with us!


    May 18, 2012

    Happy Anniversary!

    I couldn’t agree more with that quote. You definitely have to look up once in a while and ask, am I heading the right direction.