I’m really starting to love myself. I’ve started to love my life and accept that there are bumps in the road, but ultimately its part of your journey. I live in this beautiful bungalow with a pool facing the San Gabriel Mountains. I have a husband who really truly loves me and he works his butt off for our family. My daughter is so unbelievably smart and pretty. My parents are so encouraging and supportive, and have helped us immensely in achieving our goals. And I have a few true blue friends I can count on. These are the important things in life. As I head toward my 30s, I think I’m really getting a feel for what kind of life style I’d like to have as we grow older. Achieving a steady growth of our savings account would mean we would be able to travel more- which is very important to me that our family travels and experiences different cultures and environments. Being able to make necessary home improvements without budgeting every penny.
One thing Adam and I were talking about was that there seem to be certain time marks during relationships were problems seem to trend. At the 1 year mark, it’s all lovey dovey, romantic. By year 2 mark, the pressure is on for an engagement or cohabitation. Years 3 and 4 are the testing period. Regardless of whether you are married or not, this is the make it or break it time period. Once you get to year 5, what the hell we’ve gotten this far. Year Six is the six year scratch. It seems, from what i have observed, that what they say about the seven year itch is true. We have a few friends that seem to have had significant problems during that seventh year. So is it true? Does your marriage decline because as beings that require love and attention we feel as if we become a bore just being with our spouse?
Currently my husband and I are are in the six year scratch, a term I endearingly made up. We bicker, we fight (what couple doesn’t) but I feel like we still love each other. I still have fun with him, I love his sense of humor and what a great father he is. I just really don’t want to see the seven year itch happen with us. We’ll turn it into the seven year smooch, haha 😘😍