Important lessons in marriage

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I was at a friend's baby shower recently and we were talking about how time seems to speed up as we get older and how it sucks. Remember when you were little and it seemed like Christmas was forever away? Now we blink and it's another year. Man. 

Yesterday, Geoff and I celebrated our ninth year wedding anniversary. I still can't believe it! 9 years married! I feel like we've accomplished so much together in that time and I really do feel like the luckiest girl having such an amazing partner. I honestly believe that I wouldn't be where I am career wise, being a freelance blogger and all if it wasn't for his constant support. He's truly incredible and patient with me even when I'm at my nuttiest, depressed, anxiety-ridden self.

One of the most important lessons we learned in that time is to take time for us and not allow other people (aka familial obligations) dictate how we spend our time off. In the past, we've always prioritized family over our holidays, but this year we're putting us first. In October, we're skipping a family's wedding (sorry G&A!) to cross something off our bucket list and flying to Iceland for an epic road trip! Then in November, Geoff's youngest sister is getting married in Halifax. We're extending our stay in Nova Scotia by a few days for yet another road trip, this time around to the Bay of Fundy, up to Moncton, driving up the Magnetic Hill, and circling back to Halifax for the day before flying back home. 

If there's one thing that's made our marriage stronger each year it's communication coupled with respect. We don't oblige each other to do anything we don't want to but yet we know when to comprise. Putting us first to take time off as a couple and to do the things we want is super important. While I have the luxury of setting my own hours as a freelancer, Geoff has an allotted amount of vacation days in a calendar year. We wanna make sure we're using our holidays for us because next thing we know, we'll blink and we'll be a couple of old people looking back on our epic road trips.

 
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What I'm Wearing

Queen of Hearts tank sold on my shop here
Ferragamo sunglasses
Zara striped trousers
Balenciaga red clutch/ document holder
Hermes and David Yurman bracelet
Vans checkered slip-ons
 

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Photography by Geoff Martin