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This past Sunday was our one-year anniversary. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been married for a year already, but here we are, the not-so-newlyweds.
I try not to get too sappy on the blog (I save that for in-person), but I feel so lucky to have had this past year with my husband. (<—Still gives me butterflies to say that).
Many people try to give me words of encouragement or tell me how incredibly supportive I am for joining Ankur as he starts off this medical school journey. But, to be quite honest, making this transition to rural Tennessee has been a life-changing experience for me. I have become a lot more patient, understanding, and respectful of other people. I’ve realized what my priorities are and what things I can happily let go of. And I have fallen more and more in love with Ankur every single day since we’ve been here. Medical school marriages are tough. But I think you come out stronger at the end of it. Because you come out of it together.
Aside from my husband and our one-year-anniversary celebration this week, here are a few other things that have brought a smile to my face. As always, play along in the comments and share something that you’ve been loving this week. Or, if you’re a blogger, drop your own Things I’m Loving post in the link-up below!
Our Wedding Present from The Bohns
I’m always pleasantly surprised when I find a package on our doorstep that isn’t from Amazon Prime (or something that I didn’t order myself). Yesterday, when I got home from work, there was a huge box waiting at the front door and I was so excited to dig in. Thank you so much, Rob and Julia (and Avie and Andy!) for such a cute and thoughtful present. You made our kitchen a little cozier with your sweet gifts.
Our Anniversary Present from the Cousins
I giggled to myself when I saw this gift from the family because it’s so very evident how well they know us. A “His” mug for Ankur’s milk with a wide-opening to dunk his cookies in. And a HUGE “Hers” wine glass for me. Because…duh? Thank you family for the laugh this week. You make our hearts (and our tastebuds and bellies) smile.
I was DYING when I read this. I sent this to my mom because these are the EXACT words that come out of her mouth when I go home for the holidays and leave the house for a few hours to visit friends. (Fortunately, she also thought it was pretty funny and agreed that this is exactly what she sounds like. Hi Mom. LOVE YOU!)
Reading Wedding Vows
Though I don’t regret moving to Tennessee, it can be emotional to miss big life events happening back in California. I’ve had to miss weddings and pregnancies and a few other monumental moments that I’d like to share with my friends. But, this past weekend, my friends sent me their vows to “preview” before their big day. I feel so lucky that, even though I’ll be missing their wedding day, I got to experience it in some capacity by reading their vows to one another. (And I got pretty teary-eyed. So, if I were to be there in person, I’d probably be the sobbing disaster in the audience, so maybe it’s best that I stay on this end of the country). I love you two so very much!
This “Grammar Rules” Illustration from Cup of Jo
Punctuation can be perplexing. And, now, with text messages, it’s even harder to navigate. This illustration on Cup of Jo’s website made me laugh out loud. Because it’s all too true. Punctuation in the modern world – in an era of texting and online communication – can have so many different meanings. (Aziz Ansari goes into the ellipsis quite a bit in his book, Modern Romance). Side note for my family and friends who are reading this: Never EVER use a period to end a text message with me. I’m an emoji and exclamation point kind of gal. Please and thank you.
Questions of the Day:
- Do you use proper grammar rules when you text?
- What is one thing you’re loving this week?