It’s time for a Married Life Check-in! The first of many I imagine. So exciting! Note my excited face in the picture below of our “first look.” It’s pretty intense.
I love a good check-in post, I like hearing progress updates, and I’m one of those
freaks people who enjoys assessing themselves and wondering what areas I can work on to become a better person. I find reflecting on different aspects of my life very comforting and I find sharing that with others can be very therapeutic. (I’m weird, I know.)
So often, we only see what people want to display on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter or whatever but we don’t really know what’s going on with them. Which is fine, people shouldn’t have to share every tidbit of their lives on the internet, but the problems arise when we start comparing ourselves to everyone else’s trophy display case instead of to their dirty, cramped closet. We’re humans, we compare by nature, and we can’t help it! But it’s good to remember the most perfect lives are probably not that perfect. And even if they are, they are perfect for someone else. Every person and every relationship is unique and our lives cannot be measured by someone else’s accomplishments.
Personally I like hearing positive sentiments on social media, but I fall into the comparison trap more often than I’d like to admit. So I’m going to try a little experiment, I’m going to give you two potential Facebook status updates. The first, a more positive and fluffy version of how I might share my anniversary with the world, and the second, a more truthful and lengthy synopsis, with just a little bit of fluff because I am a huge romantic after all! 🙂
Happy six month anniversary to @The Scottish! It’s been quite a ride these past few months with an epic wedding, a Jamaican honeymoon, a big move from Chicago to Kansas, applying for a green card, and adding a furbaby to our lives, but there’s no one else I’d want by my side except you! Thanks for always making me laugh and loving me unconditionally. I’m so blessed to be your wife and look forward to a future filled with many more wonderful anniversaries! #marriedbliss
Holy cow, it’s been over six months since we said “I Do” in front of our favorite people, time flies when you’re super busy, huh? I know there were moments along the way when we didn’t understand each other, and moments where we yelled really loud and got really angry, but after the dust settled and the mood mellowed, we always came out stronger. I wasn’t sure what to expect of these first few months because I’d heard it could be the worst year of marriage or the best year of marriage, but I don’t think I could sum it up in either extreme. Marriage is constantly changing and that’s OK. As stupid as it sounds, I do love you more and more each day and I am so incredibly proud to be your wife. When I think about our future I feel so many emotions but the number one feeling is joy. Thank you @The Scottish for an amazing start. #marriedlife #reallife
all images by Crystal Liepa Photography
Which status do you prefer? Be honest! 🙂 What type of status’ do you normally share?