San Fran! But first: You're in for another Facebook giveaway. So, head over and keep your eyes peeled for a giveaway update sometime today!
Back to San Fran. Not next week, but the week AFTER...in twelve sleeps...I am headed to San Fran. Ultimately I'm going to Santa Cruz for the baby shower, but tacked on extra days in San Francisco. Just a few days for me to explore my favorite US city.
My biggest fear in getting married has always been that I'd lose myself and my independence. I ended previous relationships because they suffocated me, because we became one big scary "we blob" and I lost ME. Lost my ability to go off on my own and be okay with it. I was constantly in need of someone by my side, not because I loved their presence, but because I forgot how to be alone. And I didn't like it.
If there's sunshine to be found in being apart from your husband, it is certainly that your relationship is structured around your love and your independence. I love a thousand things about my husband, but one of the largest is that he encourages me to be my own person. When I almost changed my mind about San Fran, my husband just said, "Go. You absolutely have to go! Book a cute hotel. Go."
Ah, my heart. He knows me so well.
Speaking of hearts, I'm sharing a bit of mine over at Micaela's blog today. She's lovely, go read!