It's our One Year Denver Anniversary! One year since we moved away from family, friends, jobs and a town we know and loved. This last year has been up and down and all over the place, but it's been such a good year. In one year we've moved, gotten engaged, started planning a wedding, tore an ACL, met new friends, revisited with old friends, got promotions, new jobs, lost jobs and we built a home and a life together.
Denver has really taught us how to be be there for each other when none else is. Not to say our friends and family weren't there... I'm talking physically there. Don't you worry, we FaceTime and text-stalk our families :) But when we first moved to Denver we knew no-one else. We had no family in town and very few friends. Denver was our chance to build our lives together, just the two of us. I think this last year has really prepared us for marriage. After all, while the wedding may only be one (amazing) day, I want our marriage to be the most amazing part and the most amazing 90+ years (hopeful thinking for an extra long life!). What I've learned in this past year is that a relationship really is give and take. There have been days where I'm struggling and need Adam and vice versa. We've learned how to really lean on each other and trust each other. Yes, we've been together for 4+ years and we've learned those lessons in the past 4 years. But there's something about being "alone" where you really learn how to trust and rely on that other person.
The decision to move to Denver was a hard one. A decision the two of us thought long and hard about. We cried over it, debated over it, wrote pro and con lists. But in the end, Denver was such a great decision for us. I'm so excited to see where the next year takes us. This one has been quite...eventful and I have no doubt our second year in Denver will be just as great, if not better. Here's to year two and 18 more days until we're married!