This coming weekend my little sister is going to get married to a man that I can only describe as her opposite. Most people would be flabbergasted at the idea of marrying someone that you have very little in common with. Personally, I find the idea quite realistic and good. It’s easy to get sick of someone who is identical to you in most every way, especially if you both have egos or are equally bull headed.
For the past year or so, I have been married to my opposite. She is the strong silent type afraid to step out of her bubble. I’m the shout from the rooftop guy who is constantly exploring his weaknesses. We blend better than any couple I have ever seen. The keys to a successful “opposite” couple are (1.) Give- never be afraid to give up things you love, especially if there is an outside chance that giving it up will strengthen your relationship. (2.) Forgive- everyone screws up, especially when you are opposites. Imagine the thought process from each party that goes into a social gathering. The quiet one will want to sit in a room criticizing the outgoing who are dancing and having a good time with complete strangers. The outgoing will be criticizing those sitting in the corner. It’s a way of thinking and if you are considerate to your partner’s “opposite” way of thinking, you will understand where they are coming from.
On a final note I want to wish my sister the best of luck with this marriage and with their new house in Canton.
Over the past year at my job with Klenz towel, I have been completely stressed out more than once. After a hard day of work I find the best solution to maintaining my sanity is a glass of wine and turning on my favorite Internet radio station and just listening for an hour or so. Sometimes these sessions can last for three to four hours. I paid some attention while taking a barrage of psych classes in college, there I learned that music affects a different part of the brain than normal speech. The cool thing is that while you listen to music, it is actually “massaging” the rest of your brain. Imagine getting a back rub that makes your knee feel better (how neat is that?)
Next time you are stressed, try throwing on a slow paced melodic masseuse along with a glass of your favorite vintage.
Hey everybody, I just realized that it has been well over a year since my last post, but have no fear, I’m back with a quick summary of what went on in the last 14 months!
Graduated College! (I don’t have any pictures of my graduation so I posted one of Kelsey!)
May 28, 2012: Married to Kelsey Jo!
Got a job at Klenz, LLC!
Got a promotion from marketing nerd to Mr. know-it-all (Not my car)
Not pictured in the last 14 months was my addiction to Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, my addiction to Skyrim, and worst of all my addiction to my wife (too graphic for this blog).
Overall I can not and will not complain about my so called life. Each day I find my self asking if it is real. I am truly blessed, but I couldn’t have done all this in the past year with out a great wife, boss, parents, grandparents, and most of all God.
More posts to come because we are slowly slipping into the boring married couple cliché.
(I’m not worried :))