Hi, hive. Mrs. Palm Tree here, excited to be back in action as a participant in the “After the Wedding” series. This part’s prompt focuses on what we’ve learned and how we’re different as a couple as well as individuals since being married.
Mr. Palm Tree and I are almost at exactly a year and a half of marriage—my most recent post was our anniversary post from May. If you’re familiar with us, you know that Mr. Palm Tree and I were together for nine years before we were married. It’s safe to say that going into marriage, we knew each other for better or worse.
Personal photo | Mr. Palm Tree and me, Halloween ’06
The first year of marriage was pretty much like every other year we’d spent together: We laughed, we cried, we went on dates, we maintained our individual lives as well as our lives as a couple…nothing out of the ordinary. Sure, we’d refer to each other as “husband” and “wife” in a joking, loving manner because we could, but other than that, I wouldn’t say anything changed. “How’s married life?” people would ask, and I’d respond, “Same as always.”