Why We Work

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I read so many of these posts yesterday and it got me thinking about why we work. I kept thinking, it’s so many things! I just does. I couldn’t tell you exactly why. So as we laid in bed last night, N asleep hours before me, I jotted down a couple of reasons why I feel lucky to be in a relationship with N and why I think that we work.

I admire him. He is one of the people in the world I most want to be like. He’s one of those people who you meet and you instantly know that he’s good, through and through. He always has good intentions.

He’s calm and level-headed. I’m more prone to overreaction and emotionally based decisions. Sometimes he keeps me from acting on those. Sometimes he just let’s it happen and is there for me in the fallout.

We like to do the same things. We like many of the same TV shows, restaurants, and activities. We both love sci-fi and techy Youtube videos, Dr. Who, and tons of other stuff that falls under the category of “actually nerdy” not, “cool hipster nerdy”.

One of my favorite photos of us.

We fight fair. And infrequently. And usually about stupid stuff, like me telling him how to drive.

We both don’t mind that Archie runs our life, takes up more space in bed than both of us, and generally is the center of attention.

We’re smart in different ways and on different subjects. He’s directionally challenged but super book smart. I’m his navigator in the car. I’m more common sense smart but am terrible at math. What’s 20% off of $26.99? Wait, let me get my iPhone out. Or ask N.

He never complains that we only eat vegetarian food. Never.

We want the same things in life. Marriage, kids, the whole shebang. We talk about our future kids all the time and it doesn’t scare him. I know he’ll be a phenomenal Dad. He tells me frequently that I’ll be a great Mom. You know that quote “don’t marry a man unless you’d be proud to have a son just like him”? That. All of that. I want them to be exactly like him.

The truth is, we work for all of these reasons combined and more. It’s too hard to pinpoint. But really it’s just that I can’t imagine my life without him. Not for one second. Not when his sweaty leg is invading my side of the bed at 2am, not when I’m being forced against my will to watch ESPN, and not when I ask him to empty the dishwasher for the 1,200th time. Really he’s just my favorite person to be around because he makes every day, every minute better. Life is so much better with him.

Plus he’s all kinds of Persian sexy. Had to do it. Sahh-reee.


Linking up with Bon and Taylor

  • How cute! I have loved reading these posts the last two days. Love that you both let archie run your lives!

    • We didn’t mean for it to happen. It just is. I’m so glad that we’re both okay with it. haha

  • These have been such great posts!!!! Happy Vday!

  • Cat

    I think this is my favorite “Why We Work”post that I have read, mainly because your reasons for why your relationship works are roughly the same for my relationship. I really like that you brought up how much you admire N, because I feel that mutual admiration is one of the most important things in any relationship.

    • Thank you. That was one of the reasons I became his friend and one of the reasons I trusted him so quickly.

  • Love this! Such a sweet post!

  • I think this has been my favorite “why we work” post. I feel like you two are romantic, but also real and do well together. Just… I can tell you’re in love but it’s a real love. It’s sweet and romantic but also real life. I love how you said you admire him as a person which I think is one of the most important things in a relationship. (Granted… this is all coming from a girl who is not in one, so I could be completely off the mark! lol) Anyways. I hope you and N had a fantastic Valentines Day! (And Archie too!)

    • Thank you! We are a very real couple and I try to share that sometimes on the blog. We bicker from time to time. We certainly aren’t perfect. I’d never want to paint the picture that we are. That being said, we are genuinely, very very happy.

  • Awwww! I think I have to do this today it’s so cute! 🙂

  • Aw this post is too cute 🙂 Happy late Valentine’s Day to you two!

  • So pretty much, this is exactly my husband and I… weird. I’m pretty sure we’re living the same relationshop. Well except for the Persian thing. My husband is white. Like Casper white. Yeah.

    • Haha the Persian thing was just a side note.

  • These are such cute reason! I was actually thinking when I opened this post, I wonder if they are engaged!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

    • I wonder that myself from time to time haha. It will happen someday. Right now we are very happy, engaged or not.

  • Yes a sweet post indeed, we all need a reason to work for some of us it is just for the love of our family and the need to see them happy and safe

  • I love the “don’t marry a man unless you would be proud to have a son exactly like him”. Really great advice!!! This was a very sweet and genuine post. Thanks for sharing.

  • Love this! And totally great point about knowing a man is great when you’d be proud to have a son just like him. I’d love a mini-Tim, but maybe a less destructive version, otherwise I’ll be forced to buy all plastic dishware.

  • This is precious! My man friend I are simultaneously so incredible similar and complete opposites… that is why we work!
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  • This is too sweet!!!

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