Every anniversary makes me a little nostalgic. I mean, in reality, a commercial for a phone company could probably make me nostalgic, but that’s not my point here.
This year has been especially eventful for us a a couple. Not only did we (finally, I know) get engaged, we dealt with a lot of bumps in the road; my mother’s cancer diagnosis and my school closing being the most notable and life-altering of them.
And we’re still here; strong as ever.
I’m not trying to make this sound easy…it’s really not sometimes. I know I haven’t been the easiest person to live, especially in the past couple months, when my anxiety is through the roof with uncertainty of where my life was going in terms of my career. I’ve been moody and despondent and just not someone you really want to be around. We’ve had a lot to deal with with my mother’s cancer diagnosis and working out her schedules and everything else. And none of this touches on just normal daily life and random annoyances and things that you deal with as a couple.
It’s not always easy and this year has been a huge display of that; but the point at the end of the day is: I wouldn’t do this life with anyone else.
At this point, Devon and I have known each other for almost 14 years and we’ve changed so much in those years. When we met in college, we were 18 (he might have just turned 19 or was getting ready to turn 19, I don’t remember) and I thought he was a jackass. An egotistical, pompous, jackass. Yeah, I said it.
And he still is.
But, he’s also protective, loving, caring, attentive, funny, smart, and supportive.
So, it all kind of balances itself out….most of the time. When it doesn’t I have no issues telling him about himself and making him balance it all back out.