**This was sitting in my drafts and I realized it hadn't been published**
We've made it to one year! It was a quick one, with A LOT packed in.
Marriage as I've experienced it this first year is fun and sweet and gives you the security of a partnership that makes you feel like you two can conquer anything, but it also has a stiffness and seriousness that as much as I've felt I tried to fight from seeping in, it's found its way in. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it changes the dynamic of a carefree, silly, and light relationship. It grounds things in a way that can feel overwhelming. It also asks a lot of you, constantly.
As difficult as this change into marriage, into life as two, has been, I know what has gotten me through it is my love and devotion to Jon Paul.
Here's to year two! Full of more fun and sweet moments, and lessons learned too!