It’s funny how one person can drastically change your life, isn’t it? It all comes back to a simple “hello”. I’ve been thinking about life and how mine has evolved over the past 3.5 years. I met John as a spry 21 year old. I was dumb to the ways of the world. I hadn’t experience much. I had really narrow views on some subjects that I’m really passionate about now. Meeting John so drastically changed my life… and in great ways.
Apart from the “deep”er things, I thought it would be fun to discuss the light, fun things that I’ve learned from John:
1 | Beer Can Be Good
Remember back when I wrote this post? Yeah. That pretty much sums it up. I never knew “good” beer existed before John. He showed me the ways of Guinness, oatmeal stouts, and more.
2 | It’s Alright to Get a Little Geeky
We’re board game geeks, and that’s alright. Shortly after we started dating, we started collecting board games. Most of which I would have totally turned my nose up at a year before. A game with dragons in it?? No thank you.
I have come to really enjoy this aspect of our relationship. It promotes playful competition and the strategy games keep our minds sharp!
3 | Grownups Clean Up
I’m a little big afraid to admit it, but I was totally a messy girl before John. My apartment was a disaster. I’d leave dishes in the sink for days (ok… and once maybe over Christmas break), my shoes were scattered all over the floor, and I don’t think I could tell you the last time I organized anything.
When I met him, I thought he was a freak of nature. He was so clean. He lived alone, His mom was 3.5 hours away, and yet his apartment was spotless–always! I slowly but surely began to adapt.
4 | Taking Care of Your Body Can Be Fun
I was always thin growing up and never really needed to work out. Then I packed on the freshman 20. When I met John I had been yo-yo dieting with no luck. He taught me that eating well and exercising can be a fun thing… not a bad thing. He got me in the gym for the first time EVER. I fell in love with weight lifting and the next year, I fell in love with running.
5 | Quiet Time is Needed
His quiet personality threw me for a loop for months. Sometimes I would think he just wasn’t in to me. Then I realized that he was just being himself. He valued quiet, alone time. I learned to respect that and actually develop a need for it myself.
What fun things has your spouse taught you?