As you may have been able to figure out from my anniversary post, we’ve had a bit of a rough year. Not with our relationship, just with life in general. This series is such a great opportunity for me to reflect back on our vows and a good reminder to always be grateful for what we have, instead of upset about what we don’t.
In the first couple of months after we returned from our honeymoon, I really struggled with communication. I was suddenly very bored (going from two jobs, school, and planning a wedding to just one job gave me a lot more free time), and I was sad and scared about my mother-in-law. I had to remind myself to be good to myself and to be good to Sparky. Once I settled into my new rhythm, I felt better and more able to live up to everything I’d promised.
It’s always easier to be kind when things are going well—it’s much more difficult when things are bad. With this in mind, both Sparky and I made the extra effort to talk and work together, and I’m happy to say that we have really been living our vows.