My Happiness

Americus Diamond Peridot Diamond Ring
The Eiffel Tower of Bling

Since I started this blog, I’ve always put photos up with a max width of 300px.  This photo deserves more than 300px, so I’ve made an exception.  I’ll be making more exceptions, too.  Also – hello, Internet!  I apologize for my absence, but there has been a whirlwind of activity going on in my life, and I’ve just about gotten back into my groove.

I have so much to tell you about airplanes, trams, balloons, heights, and cars – but today, you get to hear about the thing that matters most to me.  My happiness.

Jessica is the love of my life.  I knew there was something special about her the day I met her.  She didn’t seem real.  She was too good to be true.  NEWSFLASH – she’s totally true!

I proposed to Jessica at the beginning of 2010.  She said yes.  Our relationship was not very solid, and she did one of the toughest things she’s probably ever had to do.  She called off the wedding.  Something just wasn’t right.  I could go on and on about esoteric and metaphorical things that held us back, but it’s actually much simpler than that – we didn’t know how to communicate.

Every time something went wrong, one or both of us would shut down and give up.  It wasn’t only verbal communication – I was no good at non-verbal communication either.  I didn’t express my love enough.

So we spent a month apart from each other.  I read “Wild at Heart,” which was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself.  It helped me discover why I withheld my emotions.  I wrote about it on my other blog, so I won’t go into detail here.  I then purchased Tony Robbins’ Ultimate Edge and went through the program.  Tony’s teachings resonated what I had discovered about myself through Wild at Heart.  I stepped out of my shell, and I began to be the man I am today.

Just two weeks ago, I took Jessica to the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, NM.  (More on that later.)  We took a side trip to an earthship, and I proposed to her in the solitude of our tire-bound fortress.  It was a beautiful thing.  Our relationship has bloomed so much in only the past six months, that I can’t even begin to imagine how awesome it will be next month – much less tomorrow.

If I could only have one thing in my life, I would choose Jessica.  She brings me more happiness than everything else (combined) in my life has.  On top of that, I get to show her how much I love her for the rest of my life.  What could possibly be better than that?  Nothing!

So that’s it for today.  We’re engaged, and we can’t wait to get married; however, we love the roles we play in each others’ lives already.  There are many possible ways we could live our lives, but we choose to do it together.

When the communication is working, you have time to relax and enjoy the little things.  For instance, that beautiful ring pictured above.  I call it the Eiffel Tower of Bling.

Jessica is my happiness.  What’s yours?  Go tell somebody you love them.

3 Replies to “My Happiness”

  1. So happy for you two! It’s awesome that you were able to look within and grow during your time apart and use that to propel your relationship forward. So happy you found your happiness!!! eeeeeee

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