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Five Years

Five Years

Day 8 of the Ralph Waldo Emerson “Self-Reliance” project. Click here for my project archives.

Five years ago I had just gotten married to a man who proposed after we’d known each other only ten days and within three months we were married on an enchanted bridge underneath Granada’s Alhambra.

Steven and Sezin's Blessed Event


Note to my 2006 self: Five years from now, you’re still together, you will love him so much more than you do now and so much more than you ever imagined you could love anybody.  He’s not going to give up on you or this marriage when the going gets tough; he’s just as stubborn as you. The cherry on top is that he’s given you what you always dreamed of: the chance to be a writer. Go easy on yourself and on him.

A note to my 2016 self? Who knows. Here’s hoping you’ll be celebrating your ten-year anniversary with the man who has made your dreams come true. You got matching tattoos when you first married, maybe it’s time for some new art. Make sure to marvel over the fact that he proposed after you’d known each other for only ten days. Instinct is a most awesome thing.

The future stretches before us.