relationships

Day 3: A Wedding (Preview)

So I just jacked some pictures from social media, and other friends Facebook's because I'm too impatient to wait until we get the professional photos from our amazing photographer. 

Morgan's lil "show-stoppers" were some terrorizing, adorable goofballs. 

Morgan's lil "show-stoppers" were some terrorizing, adorable goofballs. 

I like it. So I put a ring on it. #ThanksBeyonce

I like it. So I put a ring on it. #ThanksBeyonce

This whole weekend was a blur of straight fun with friends and family. I don't think I've stopped smiling since. I also think my nephews at either donuts or cookies for 48 hours straight. If you were a guest and noticed desserts on the plate with bites taken out, its because they thought they wouldn't get in trouble for just taking just a bite out of one (or 4).

When we get more pictures I'll talk more about this day. For now, here's just a snapshot-taste into the highlight of my life so far! 

Day 2: Like, we're alike, but we're, like, different though, ya know?

I love people. I love studying them, interacting with them, learning how their minds work, and befriending them. As a result I naturally love personality-type studies like Meyers-Briggs (MBTI) and Gallup's Strengths Quest series. 

A few years ago Morgan and I sat together in a Creative Leadership class at Union College. We took the Meyers Briggs strengths test which tells you your top 5 strengths (out of 34). The chances of having 4/5 matching strengths with someone else is something like a zillion:1, and yet, Morgan and I had 4/5 almost in the same order. 

Mine:
1. Woo
2. Positivity
3. Communicator
4. Includer
5. Belief

Morgans:
1. Positivity
2. Empathy
3. Includer
4. Woo
5. Belief
(Or something like that)

Basically, its crazy rare how alike our strengths are. They say opposites attract but in our case it was looking more like the opposite was true. I remember that in those early months everyone thought our personalities were spitting images of each other. Shoot, I thought we were pretty darn similar too. 

Now, after 3 weeks of marriage and 4 years of dating, I can tell you we are VERY different. She likes to squeeze toothpaste with a fist and leave the cap off, I press up from the bottom. She hates lists because they stress her out, while I can't get anything done without one. She can watch the same episode of Grey's Anatomy 5 times and cry every time at the same scene, whereas I've never cried tears of joy or because something was "beautiful".

So, I've learned a lesson. No matter what you know of someone's personality, or how accurately you are able to sum someone up after a first impression, you are only getting a keyhole view of who they really are. We are all so intricately designed and uniquely complex, so take time to get to know those around you. Remove the labels, boxes, and stereotypes. 

Love and listen. 

Day 1: 364 to go.

I feel like I just need to write! So here it goes. I'm gonna write SOMETHING each day for 365 days. I have no clue what each day will be about, but I'll write something. 

If you know me, you know I try this kind of stuff ALL THE TIME. So if you're reading this, and care to bookmark it and make it a part of your daily ready for the next year, leave me a comment saying you expect me to see this through, and I'll put your name down on The List. The List is a list of people I just decided I will pay a dollar to every time I miss a day this year. 

So I guess this first post is just about me posting. I've got a lot to write about that I've been learning. Probably tomorrow I'll tell you about my wife.

WIFE.

I'm married.

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Comment! Not only to get on "The List", but to engage. I'm big on making friends, relationships, talking and that kind of thing. 

I think this is going to be challenging for me to see through, but really rewarding. 

#WriteOrWrong