Sometimes, I feel insecure in my gifts, strengths, and personality. And sometimes, especially because I’m female. … More How One Man Legitimized My Worth as a Woman
Average reading time: 5 minutes On June 5th, 2016, I found myself sobbing alone in the driver’s seat of our car in a CVS parking lot in Northern Michigan. We made a stop on our way back home from Nick’s brother’s Canadian wedding, and Nick ran inside to grab a couple of items. I was … More The Most Difficult Year of My Marriage in 1200 Words
This information is nothing new—really there is nothing new under the sun—but it is my reflection on the last five years of a happy marriage and how our relationship has challenged me to grow. It may look like a lot of content, but it reads fast. I started writing about marriage five years ago when … More The Fifth Year of Marriage: things I have learned.
Every year around our wedding anniversary, I write a post about what I have learned about marriage (I promise I will take a break after our fifth anniversary, folks). I primarily write these things down for myself and my family, but hope that others might find it useful in some way. If you feel up … More Four Things I Learned My Fourth Year of Marriage (or How Marrying a Barista/Guitarist Made Me Super Wealthy)
Around our wedding anniversary every year, Nick and I like to assess and reflect on what we have learned about being married. This last anniversary, he joked about it being our marital “fiscal year end” – a “meeting” in which we discuss the things we love about our marriage, what we can work on to … More Seven Things I Learned My Third Year of Marriage
Major disclaimer: I am not a marriage expert and I do not pretend to be. I would be the first to announce that, and my husband would be the second. I am not a family counselor, I am not a marriage counselor. I have not been married very long. However, I write this post from … More So you want to be married / are thinking about marriage / don’t want to get married?
Let’s keep the tradition going, shall we? I seem to want to write some lovely little something on my anniversary, commemorating the fact that we have added another year of marriage under our belts; however, I always come up short and get frustrated with myself… so I am styling this little thing after my last … More On the Second Year of Marriage: Another Q&A Session With Myself