Posted in Gaming, Opinion, Review, Stories, The Laughing Box, The Real Life, video games, Xbox One

Oblivion Is Better Than Skyrim — Falcon Game Reviews

Read this. 

The husband takes a step to explore the differences between the two, well-known ( sorry, Morrowind), Elder Scrolls games.

Yeah, I’m going there.

via Oblivion Is Better Than Skyrim — Falcon Game Reviews

Posted in Marriage, Opinion, Stories, The Real Life

Happy Anniversary


4 years. 208 weeks. 1460 days.

That’s how long I have been married to my husband.

On October 20, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. I married my husband, my best friend, my life partner.

We look kind of dorky 🙂 

We had spent the entire day alone (bad idea) until the moment I walked down the aisle to my smiling soon-to-be-spouse.

Despite what everyone seems to think, the wedding day wasn’t the best part of our marriage, it has been every single day after that day.

In the past four years I have had the best four years of my life because of one person, my husband.

Without that man beside me every single day for the past four years, I would not have experienced two cruises, my silly Corgi, my true passion (writing), and that every day can be a lot better because of one person.

The wedding day didn’t celebrate my marriage to him, it didn’t set the standard for what we would expect for the rest of our lives, all the days following have done that.

Without him I would not be who I am today.


When people ask me howanniversary-selfie I have managed to have a wonderful marriage I also respond with, “I married my best friend.”

Is it the most perfect marriage? Do I sometimes want to smack him with a skillet? Do I want to have my own space sometimes? Do we fight?

Absolutely. But nothing makes me want to quit. Nothing would ever be worth saying goodbye to him. Nothing  would make it okay for me to go to bed and wake up the next day without him next to me. He has become my constant of everyday, he has become my sanctuary, he has become the reason I wake up every single morning.

No one said marriage is easy (because they would be damn crazy if they did) but, if you find the person who fits you best, it will be life changing.

Find the person who will change your life for the better. Find someone who makes you smile just by looking at them. Find someone you want to fall asleep next to for the rest of your life. Once you find that person everything else will be easy (somewhat).

Happy Anniversary, my love.

Posted in Introvert, Marriage, Stories, The Laughing Box, The Real Life

Is There A Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

Yes, there is.

My husband and I moved from my hometown almost a year and a half ago so that we could live with his parents (not as bad as you would think) and finish our degrees.

We got stuck in a loop in my hometown where we had good jobs (both store managers in retail), a rent house, and vehicles. Life was easy, it was comfortable.

Moving here has not been easy nor comfortable. I spent three months in what I can only describe as shock. I had never lived so far from my family, my friends, and my comfort zone. Everything I had ever experienced could not prepare me for those first three months. Eventually I accepted my new life.

However, life did not get easy or comfortable. It is simple to say that this past year and a half has been the most trying time of both my marriage and my adult life. Let me be the first to tell you that adulting really sucks sometimes.

We have struggled with our finances, with me not having a vehicle, our sanity since we aren’t alone, with going to school and balancing jobs on top of that. Life would be so much simpler if we could just go to school and not worry about holding down a job. These kids who go to school with no financial worries have no idea how good they have it. Seriously, you better love your mom and dad immensely.

After all of the struggle we have been through I can finally see the end of it.

Friday I spoke with my adviser and he informed me that I only need ten more hours to graduate. He enrolled me in the necessary courses. Not only am I at the end of my college experience but he also has helped me fix my resume. I can see the light so much clearer now.

In seven months I will purchase my first vehicle, right at eight months I will be graduating from college, and in some point in between that time I will be interviewing and getting my first out-of-college job.

The end is here and it isn’t the end of the world. I can get my sanity back, my comfort zone, and the easy life.

The struggles will continue for the next eight months but I am much happier taking on eight months rather than another year and a half.

I am ready to go out and live my life with my husband again.

Bring. It. On.