31 Days of Lessons Learned: Day Thirty One
My Wife is one Supportive Lady
Short, sweet, and to the point tonight since all of you are either in sugar comas or tired from chasing after kids in sugar comas.
I’ve been with my wife since August 24, 1997. I was 17-years-old and about a week away from my senior year of high school. Due to all the moving around I did in my younger years, this was my third high school in four years.
Ten years after our first date, I married her.
Five years after that, we celebrated our five year wedding anniversary.
Through our entire life together, I don’t think I’ve had a bigger cheerleader. Even if she thinks I’m making a bad decision, if it’s important to me, she’s 100% behind me. This support isn’t just for the little stuff either. If I need help, support, or just a word of encouragement, I can count on her. That’s a cool thing to know you have. I hope all of you can find someone just as supportive because it helps when the major decisions come up.
I’m mentioning all of this because my wife realized how important my 31 Day Blog Challenge was, so she made sure I had time to write. Hell, she even came up with the main idea. I was going to do 31 Days of Top Ten lists. Instead I went with Lessons Learned, which I think resulted in compelling reading. There were a lot of lessons I didn’t get a chance to write about, so you may see this feature come back from time to time.
Now that the blog challenge is over, it’s time for my next great adventure. This year, I’m making a return to NaNoWriMo for the first time in about eight years. I’m rusty when it comes to creative writing, but I need a good swift kick in the pants, and the pressure of finishing in 30 days is an intense motivator. Plus, I know that whenever I’m missing that inner motivation, my wife is one word of encouragement away.
I may have just saved the best lesson for last. Thanks for all your support.
Now, a little housekeeping. Since this a stream of consciousness type blog, expect my posts in November to be focused on NaNoWriMo and Movember (I’m doing that for the first time too). Once we get past November, anticipate a potential format change here. I know I won’t see the type of numbers I did in October, but I’d love to have as many of you as possible stick around now that I’m done with the blog challenge. Use the poll below to let me know what you want to hear about the most. I’ll put that under
For now, I’m headed to bed. A good night’s sleep right before the first day of NaNoWriMo seems like a good idea. Thanks again for following along these last 31 days. Hope you stick around for my next adventure. You can bet my wife will be right by my side…that’s for sure…