The Importance of Waiting

*This is not a post about abstinence*

My husband and I have been married for 1 year and 9 months (almost). We’ve been together for over 7 years. In that time we’ve learned a lot about each other, but something has come to light after serious self-reflection: We (or maybe I) tend to rush things.

Things we did not rush:
– our relationship (dated 6 months before making it official)
– our engagement (we dated 4 years before he popped the question)
– our wedding (we were engaged for a year and a half)

As far as our relationship, we waited until we were ready for each step.

This cannot be said for our actions as a couple…

Things we might have rushed:
– buying a house
– changing careers
– adopting a puppy (**Enzo is the PERFECT dog for us, but we adopted him in winter- potty training was a nightmare)
– taking a huge vacation

Before I go on, it’s important to mention that I have no regrets whatsoever. I love our house, K is so happy working for himself, and Jamaica was a blast. Also, my life would be so sad and love-less without my Enzo.

12.07.2013
12.07.2013

Everything that has happened to us has been a blessing… but if we had spaced it out a little better we might be a little less stressed. Our mortgage is high, Kyle’s career has its ups and downs, and Jamaica hit the budget hard. I think K and I are both learning some patience.

Then again…. life is an adventure šŸ™‚

now

My new years resolution was/is to not wish my days away. Honestly, I’m doing pretty good.

But this is a different kind of “wishing.” I can’t wait to build our dream house. I can’t wait to visit Seattle, WA and cruise around Alaska. I can’t wait to have kids and raise them with my favorite human being. I just can’t wait. But I will wait.

They say you’re never really ready (financially, mentally, physically, etc.) and I totally believe that, but someday we’ll be ready for a change, or an addition, or a break from it all. Until then I have no problem enjoying what I’ve got, who I’m with, and where I’ve been.

Tomorrow’s always a new day!

-Louise

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