"When someone shows you who they are, believe them." - Maya Angelou None of us are perfect. Not a single person on this planet is without their flaws; some far bigger, more serious or irreparable than others, but no human being is without sin. How unrealistic would that be to expect that we are? A … Continue reading The Problem with Playing Picasso
Ahh, Valentine's Day. Well before even finding myself in a serious relationship, I had an inexplicable soft spot for this holiday. Growing up, Valentine's Day meant elementary school parties where you'd exchange cards, stickers, and candy with your classmates. As we inch toward adulthood, however, the holiday naturally takes on a new meaning. And for … Continue reading When Every Day is Valentine’s Day
Happy (slightly belated) October, everyone! We are well into my most favorite time of the year - the weather is getting cooler (thank goodness), all things pumpkin and apple are in full effect, and the holidays are quickly approaching! It's been a minute - okay, several thousand - since my last post, but as it … Continue reading 24 Things I’ve Loved About Our 24 Months as Mr. and Mrs.
One thing I've always especially enjoyed is how many people feel they're able to talk to me, to open up about any and everything with me, get my opinion, or ask for advice. It means a lot to me that others for some reason or another trust me or value my thoughts enough to apply … Continue reading Self-Love: Learning to Be Selfish
In the spirit of relationship-enriching courses to strengthen our marriage, Tim signed us up for a class that was being offered nearby called "Four Lenses for Couples" shortly after our retreat, which I especially appreciated because it was something he sought on his own for us, while this was all still so fresh on our minds. The … Continue reading The Four Lenses Assessment (Couples Edition)
"Love isn't an emotion or sentiment wrapped in pretty words to make us feel good. It's active. It's intentional." Over the weekend, my darling husband and I attended our first marriage enrichment retreat. It was something he'd applied for a few weeks ago after we'd found out about through some online forums. I'd heard nothing … Continue reading Strengthening Our Marriage Muscles
"The right one never stops showing you they love you, especially after they already have you." Marriage is a beautiful thing. "Officially" pledging your life to another person is a monumental and exciting time in one's life. It is two individuals becoming one team together, and it is continuing your journey as a new family going … Continue reading Never Stop Dating
Realist: noun 1. a person who tends to view or represent things as they really are. Friendship is a weird thing; we find souls that fit well with our own and just decide that we "like" this one enough to keep them around. Or they're nothing like us at all and we still somehow manage to click enough … Continue reading The Realist Friend