Tuesday, July 31, 2012

So close and yet so far. Alternatively titled: The Adventure that is Michigan.

Today marks two years that we've lived in Michigan.

I remember wondering who turned on the air conditioning because it was so cool outside. (I think it was 85 and we'd left 110 in Oklahoma.) We quickly unpacked everything and then went and had a square burger (Wendy's) for dinner.

As I laid in bed that night, the gravity of it all hit like a ton of bricks. I was terrified about what lied ahead for us. Law school was going to be hard and Brandon still needed to find a job. There was also the looming terror that our families and friends were a thousand miles away. No one was just down the street anymore and if something went wrong, we were all each other had in the world. For better or worse, we were now facing the next three years together, just the two of us.

But most of all, what scared me was the UNKNOWN of it all, because what I "knew" wasn't even concrete.

I really didn't know how hard law school was going to be. I also didn't know how hard it would be to live so far away from loved ones. The reality was that I only had ideas of what our little adventure would look like. Teetering between the brink of puking my guts out from nerves and being so excited I couldn't stand myself, I realized there was no turning back now.

The last thing I remember that night was thinking how long three years would take. My dream of an attorney was so close and yet so far.

I could never have imagined how awesome all of this would turn out to be. We have made some of the best memories of our lives together. We've been through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Our marriage has been reborn in ways we never imagined it could be. I have made some of the very best friends I could ever ask for and we both have committed ourselves to living healthy lifestyles. I don't think either of us would take back a second of any of it either. 

I can't believe we only have a year left in Michigan. The taste of Oklahoma and our return is slowly but surely starting to become real.

We are so close and yet so far to another round of the unknown for us.

But for now and for today and in the year to come, I'm enjoying and plan to enjoy the adventure that is Michigan.

 Happy Tuesday, Y'ALL.


Adrienne said...

I'm so glad it all turned out okay!

What an adventure!

Megan said...

What an awesome journey it has been for you both!! Look at all that you have done in that time and how much you have both celeb. In ways only the two of you know. Proud of you!

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