Portland is back in action! We're leaving July 6! Hooray!
I'm elated & thankful & ready.
Well, sorta ready. It's not like I'm all packed up. Far from it.
But Gerry's dad is doing much better, and we feel comfortable leaving, and chasing the dream.
It's been a stressful & trying month.
We got through it by sticking together, and communicating.
We had a pretty epic fight this month.
Fighting with Gerry is interesting because it's more or less a series of endless questions I ask until he can't dodge them anymore, and he has to unload everything on me.
I think it's how he and I have to fight because of my aggressive personality & his passive one.
A lot of our tension this month regarded our personal character flaws & the roles they played in contributing to our stressful situation.
But it does absolutely no good to avoid talking about them.
It does absolutely no good holding grudges against each other for them.
It does absolutely no good being hyper defensive about our individual character flaws.
We air the grievances, have the dramatic moment (never short on tears), and go back to loving each other.***
It feels so good to make it out of a huge fight happily.
We high-fived afterward because we're cool like that.
And then made waffles, and acknowledged the fight would have been much shorter if we had been caffeinated.
Fights before coffee just ain't fair.
I may or may not seem like it, but I can be quite the basketcase.
I'm glad he can hang.
Also, did you guys know LuAnne of Weesha's World is featuring my Fat Dialogue [In Love] post on her blog? Because she is. She said some really kind things about it, and I'm honored to featured. Thanks, LuAnne!
*** I feel like the gist of this can be summarized by some advice the too-sweet-to-be-real Sydney shared on her blog. It may sound like cheesy, movie-line advice, but "Choose your love, love your choice" is a sound relationship mantra.