A little over a year ago, we spent our last 24 hours in our former lives. We handed in our work keys, and exchanged them for adventure hats. It was scary, empowering, and chalk full of the unknown. Holding court back in the same residence, but with a new perspective 365 days later, its impossible not to think about all that was, is, and will be since making that decision. Sure, there were times when we looked at each other and thought, “what the f*ck have we done?” But, there were also many moments of pure amazement, joy, and excitement; when we held on tight, and let the current of wherever we were standing pull us under with all it’s might. I’ve learned more about myself, my partner, and the two of us as a couple than I ever could have imagined.

Hiking the trail was intimidating and hard, but we found out we were made of a tougher cut of cloth than we’d previously known. Sitting side-by-side on that clear mountain top, silently watching the clouds dance in front of our faces, I felt a pride I’d never experienced. Blood, sweat, and tears were shed on the path to the summit, and when I flash back to that memory now, many emotions bubble up. Moving forward, we’ll carry the lessons learned on the trail through life, and the many adventures that still lie ahead.

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