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Monday, November 10, 2014

How Marriage Has Changed Me

Did you catch my guest post over on Life Could be a Dream this weekend? I really loved sharing a few lessons I've learned from my military marriage on her blog. If you haven't seen it, head on over and give it some love (yes, that was a shameless plug to go check out my guest post)

Today I'm back to start the week off with some more marriage talk! And it should be something y'all get used to because come the new year, I'm hoping to make marriage a weekly topic on this here little blog! 

Original Photo by Tirro Photography
1. I've learned to be more considerate.
It's a funny thing when you live with someone. It means you probably shouldn't do dishes at 2AM when your spouse is asleep and has to leave for work at 5. It means when you leave at 5 you shouldn't turn on all the lights (hint, hint hubby). Still a work in progress for both of us.  

2. I've learned to be more responsible. 
Confession time--I've always been that person who throws caution and budgets to the wind in order to do something fun or try something new. That was before I had bills to pay and groceries to buy. Now I'm the world's most responsible person.....I pay the bills and together Zach and I set the budget to follow through the month. So I'd have to say that we both have learned to be more responsible.

3. I've learned I have quirks.
This was a news flash to me, by the way. I like my dishwasher loaded a certain way; I like my movies organized my genre then title. I leave my shoes in the car and my clothes on the floor but I like my kitchen completely organized and spotless. All things I hadn't really noticed until Zach and I were married and were trying to settle into a routine. Boy was that a learning curve.  

4. I've learned to have patience. 
Men don't read minds. Who knew? I might have thought that the whole mind-reading thing came with the whole married package but....it doesn't. So there are some times I need patience....and sometimes he needs patience. It's a circle of patience around here, lovelies. 

5. I've learned to appreciate my parents a little more.
I never really realized how hard it was to be an adult until I got married! I mean really hard!! There's bills and there's deadlines and there's days when it feels like the world is collapsing around your ears. And I only have a husband and a pup!! Major kudos to my momma (and every other parent out there) for adding a kiddo or two into the whole adult-thing mix! 

6. I've learned to compromise. 
Arguably the most important ingredient for marriage success! 

You know the one thing marriage hasn't helped me with? My indecisiveness or Zach's indecisiveness. We are very indecisive and three years hasn't helped that. We'll just be an indecisive old married couple for the rest of our lives.

How has marriage changed you?


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Monday, November 10, 2014

How Marriage Has Changed Me

Did you catch my guest post over on Life Could be a Dream this weekend? I really loved sharing a few lessons I've learned from my military marriage on her blog. If you haven't seen it, head on over and give it some love (yes, that was a shameless plug to go check out my guest post)

Today I'm back to start the week off with some more marriage talk! And it should be something y'all get used to because come the new year, I'm hoping to make marriage a weekly topic on this here little blog! 

Original Photo by Tirro Photography
1. I've learned to be more considerate.
It's a funny thing when you live with someone. It means you probably shouldn't do dishes at 2AM when your spouse is asleep and has to leave for work at 5. It means when you leave at 5 you shouldn't turn on all the lights (hint, hint hubby). Still a work in progress for both of us.  

2. I've learned to be more responsible. 
Confession time--I've always been that person who throws caution and budgets to the wind in order to do something fun or try something new. That was before I had bills to pay and groceries to buy. Now I'm the world's most responsible person.....I pay the bills and together Zach and I set the budget to follow through the month. So I'd have to say that we both have learned to be more responsible.

3. I've learned I have quirks.
This was a news flash to me, by the way. I like my dishwasher loaded a certain way; I like my movies organized my genre then title. I leave my shoes in the car and my clothes on the floor but I like my kitchen completely organized and spotless. All things I hadn't really noticed until Zach and I were married and were trying to settle into a routine. Boy was that a learning curve.  

4. I've learned to have patience. 
Men don't read minds. Who knew? I might have thought that the whole mind-reading thing came with the whole married package but....it doesn't. So there are some times I need patience....and sometimes he needs patience. It's a circle of patience around here, lovelies. 

5. I've learned to appreciate my parents a little more.
I never really realized how hard it was to be an adult until I got married! I mean really hard!! There's bills and there's deadlines and there's days when it feels like the world is collapsing around your ears. And I only have a husband and a pup!! Major kudos to my momma (and every other parent out there) for adding a kiddo or two into the whole adult-thing mix! 

6. I've learned to compromise. 
Arguably the most important ingredient for marriage success! 

You know the one thing marriage hasn't helped me with? My indecisiveness or Zach's indecisiveness. We are very indecisive and three years hasn't helped that. We'll just be an indecisive old married couple for the rest of our lives.

How has marriage changed you?


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