Greg and I got married in July and it was beautiful, in every sense of the word. I will unapologetically gush about my husband any chance I get because to me, he’s freaking amazing. I’ve learned more about myself from this man than I ever could have imagined. He’s the most supportive, kind, generous, genuine person I’ve ever met and he’s not afraid to be himself (I admire that about him the most). We’ve been through a lot together and we’ve grown a lot together. I think (maybe I’m wrong here) that some people in my life have this perception of me being this sort of overly-strong, independent, bossy, etc. woman who calls all the shots and doesn’t need anyone to help her (or maybe that’s just how I see myself in which case hello someone needs therapy LOL). Anyway, yes, I’ve had some things happen in my life that have forced me to be a ‘strong’ person, but the truth is, I need Greg and I’m not ashamed to say it. I need him for all of the things he does for me that nobody knows about or that I don’t even think he knows about. Greg pushes me to be confident, to make decisions, to put myself out there and he does all of this just by being himself. Pretty damn amazing, right?!
Greg and I met in NYC. I was out celebrating my friends’ birthday (Jen) and he was out with a couple of guy friends. We were sitting at different tables (he was sitting directly behind me) when my friend, Kristine, got up and asked him if he could “watch me” while she stepped away (LOL). The rest is history. We actually didn’t see each other again for about two weeks (my foolishness) but once we did we pretty much stuck together. We met on April 18th and we mark that day as our (dating) anniversary. I told Greg we would get married the night I met him, so I think it’s safe to mark the day down as special (don’t judge me).
When we first met, I think we were both a little lost. He says he finally realized he needed to settle down and “get it together” and well, I think I was just sort of walking through life not really knowing which direction I wanted to go in. Needless to say, I went in the right direction because it brought me to him! Meeting Greg honestly strengthened my faith. I’m not super religious, but God is my homie (lol). Like, for real, I’m that person that believes every blessing in their life is because of God. Hate it or love it but it’s the reason I do my best to live right and do right by others. Don’t lie, don’t cheat, don’t manipulate, don’t take what isn’t yours, etc. I think all of those things block your blessings, so I avoid them. I consider Greg a blessing. He’s brought so many wonderful things into my life (family, love, friendship, companionship, happiness, etc.) and we’ve been blessed with so many things, things that you can’t put a price tag on!
Whenever either of us is feeling down or unhappy with where we are, where we live, or what we’re doing with our lives, we look at the things we have to be grateful for. For example, sure, maybe we would like to have different jobs or live in a different place, but the jobs we have make it so that we can spend time together on the weekends and experience different cities and the place we live may not be where we want to be forever, but right down the road from us is a place that’s loaded with art and fun restaurants!
Anyway, Greg is my best friend (the ultimate best friend). He’s been really supportive of me starting this blog and encourages me to share more and not worry about any negativity it may bring. What more could a girl ask for?! I would be remiss if I didn’t write a post about my favorite person! I think what makes us work is the fact that we’re two separate people, who don’t depend on one another to make them better or make them happy. Greg is Greg and I’m me and we each bring 100% of ourselves to the table. Sometimes it isn’t perfect, but we keep pushing on. I know, I’m young and we haven’t been married very long BUT this is my experience so far and I started this blog to share my life so there you have it!
With love & gratitude,