We’ve been married for over a year now. How insane is that? While we just celebrated one anniversary, we’re also coming up on an even more important one, the day we met. We’ve known each other for almost 7 years now. And I’m more in love now than I ever have been. I’ve heard it said that the first year is either the hardest or it’s an extension of the “honeymoon” stage. I definitely see some difficult times ahead (we don’t want to stay in this area forever but I just got this new, amazing job so I feel obliged to stick it out for a little while at least) but because we’ve been in a romantic relationship for so long, I’m not sure it’s going to be radically different than it’s always been. We’ve grown up together, having met when we were still teenagers, a time in an individual’s life where there’s a lot of growth and maturing happening (at least we hope so). He really is my best friend, we’ve been through a lot together, both good and bad. Those bad times have really refined us as individuals and as a couple. I love our love and am so excited to see what’s in store for us.