31 years of marriage

Today my parents celebrated 31 years of marriage. I'm very grateful to have grown up in a home where both of my parents loved each other and were as committed to each other as they were in raising me and my siblings. Both of those things were, and still are, great blessings in my life.

I understand marriage differently now that I'm also married. My parents aren't perfect. I learned that along time ago. I too am not perfect and neither is my husband. My parents' marriage isn't perfect. Neither is mine. Being perfect isn't what it's all about anyway.

searching for more wellness

At the end of July I had my first appointment with my new psychiatrist. When the nurse took my vitals I tipped the scales at my highest recorded weight (ever). That wasn't the most awesome feeling in the world. That wake-up call along with my desire to prepare my body for pregnancy, has prompted me to become focused on finding new ways to promote more emotional, mental, and physical wellness in my life.

Recently, I've also developed a big need to better manage my stress levels. In July I transitioned from working part-time to full-time. The nonprofit I work for is going through some major transitions right now and my job has become pretty stressful. Now more than ever I've realized how important it is that I make time to take care of myself, reduce my stress, and care for my emotional and physical health.