Today is our sixth wedding anniversary, and in some ways it feels like we’ve lived a lifetime in these few years.
- Unemployment to employment to self-employment
- House in the ‘burbs to townhouse in the city
- East Coast to West Coast
- Debt to prosperity and consumerism to frugality
- Corporate climbers to full-time travelers
In other ways, I feel like we are just starting to get to know each other and create a future together. In fact, after we move out of our house on May 18 we’ll be navigating entirely new territory for both of us.
- Renting a room instead of owning a home
- Living with only the possessions we can fit in a backpack
- Adjusting to life with more play but less pay
- Learning to share the same space 24/7 without killing each other
- Saying goodbye to our friends, family and pets as we depart on October 1
The anniversary websites say that iron is the modern gift for couples at the 6-year mark. It made me smile when I saw it because I think we’ve already developed a pretty strong bond throughout these past 6 years, and most definitely in the last 2.
I hope we always have this strong history of accomplishments alongside a freshness that comes from exploring new things and adventuring together. I can’t think of a better way to spend a life, can you?
(Happy Anniversary, Warren. I love you.)