Six years. That’s over a quarter of my life

And it’s how long I’ve been in a relationship I never intended to last beyond a few months.

Time speeds up with age, doesn’t it? It does not feel like 12 months since I wrote this post. Or nine months since this one, although it has been the year for blogger engagements.

If ever there was a pair of opposites, it’s us.

I’m a planner – he’s impulsive.

I’m a saver – he’s a spender.

I get work out of the way first – he wants to play first.

I’m high-strung – he’s laid back.

I’m introverted – he’s extroverted.

I have a defined tolerance for mess and dirt – his is unlimited.

But we’re still here. Still compromising. Still going strong.

3 thoughts on “Six years. That’s over a quarter of my life

  • Reply Amber from Girl with the Red Hair December 23, 2011 at 06:49

    Happy Anniversary! It will be 7 years for Eric and I in February. Absolutely crazy! We have a lot of the same opposite qualities you guys have except I’M extroverted and Eric is introverted. I actually think I’m a little of both because I get energized from being around others AND from being alone!

  • Reply Stephanie December 23, 2011 at 17:39

    Hmmm, I’m still waiting to be a blogger getting engaged… 😛
    But yay for you and your guy!
    I never thought about the % of my life spent in a relationship. Whoa, over 25% of your life has been with him? That’s pretty crazy. Well, here’s to increasing your percentage 🙂

  • Reply What we spent: December 2011 | Musings of an Abstract Aucklander January 11, 2012 at 11:35

    […] Seriously? We killed this. To be fair, our anniversary dinner was free, and then we were out of town for the last week of the month. Perhaps not so impressive? But $99 […]

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