CAPES [something empowering] The other day a friend asked me, “What is one goal that you’re hoping to accomplish in your first year of marriage?” And to be honest, I didn’t have an answer for her. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a driven person and I care about our marriage deeply…but we are now one month or so in, and I have yet to set any goals for our marriage. And that’s actually intentional. As a self-confessed comparison addict, one thing I’m trying to practice as a newly wed is the art of having zero expectations. Expectations are a sure way to set up future miscommunication, heartache, and resentment. #staymarried
COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] My husband makes the best chocolate chip cookies. I just wish he wouldn’t make them so often…because I can’t help eating them by the 1/2 dozen (true story).
THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy] The original title for this blog was “the 32-year-old virgin,” and I had intended to publish it a few days before our wedding. But then it sat blank. In my draft folder. For about a month. Maybe it’s a topic that I’ll revisit in another post. Or maybe all I will say, in my husbands words, “I would not have changed a thing.”