My crazy school schedule throughout the months of September and October really took a toll on my everyday life and thus, my marriage. Basically, I was working 8 to 10 hours a day, and then coming home to study for another 3 to 4 hours. On weekends, I would stay home to get caught up on chores and then spend more time studying. Consequently, I was quite absent in our marriage, and Husband had to pick up most of the slack.
While there’s no excuse for putting marriage on the back burner, it is however still new to us. When we were both students while dating, school was our number one priority, but school is different now in the context of marriage and full time work. As such, it’s been challenging for me to juggle all my commitments, but I’m very fortunate to have a supportive and understanding husband.
Not only has he been supportive of my schooling, but he’s also been incredibly helpful in other areas of life, like helping out my parents and brother, buying me new car wipers, and putting Rain-X on my car windows. One night, I came home after a bad day at work, and he had made the bed, washed the dishes, and prepared a show on Netflix for me; small acts that touched my heart in a big way.
Anyways, this past weekend we celebrated my 25th birthday, which was actually in September. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, we weren’t able to do anything special on my actual birthday, so we decided to put off the celebration until a better time. We both took off work on Friday and enjoyed the day together before going out for a nice steak dinner at Chicago Chophouse, finishing the night at Black Betty Burger + Winebar. I also lost (and found) my phone that night (read full story here). The next morning, we enjoyed a delicious brunch at Red’s in Ramsay.
Lastly, this new song by John Legend pretty much sums up how I feel about love right now. Click play if you haven’t already been listening to it on repeat like me and Jenn — thanks for sharing this on Twitter. :)