December 14, 2010 at 7:36 am | Posted in Relationship Woes | 7 Comments
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People celebrate anniversaries for various reasons, anything from celebrating marriage to celebrating sobriety can merit an anniversary for some.   Anniversaries are even used to mark events in history that have never been made official holidays (the first one that comes to mind for our general is 9/11 — literally the date of the event serves as the way people refer to this tragedy). The idea of creating dates to memorialize important events good and bad in one’s life, personal holidays if you will, is obviously not a new idea.  But it’s certainly an interesting cultural phenomenon.

People want to remember specific events in their lives, and that’s what anniversaries do for them.  Today is an important anniversary for me.  Three years ago today, I let go of all fear and took a leap of faith to find happiness.   Three years ago today, I decided to follow my heart to a true connection.  Three years ago today, I put my trust in the love of my life.  Today is the day where I reflect on one of the biggest decisions I’ve made to date — one that literally changed my life.

This anniversary reminds me of so many great lessons I learned during this difficult transition (aren’t all transitions difficult in some way?)  This anniversary reminds me that I need to always stay true to myself and stick up for what I believe, even when others doubt me.  This anniversary reminds me that there is such a thing as love, and fate.  This anniversary reminds me that I should never sell myself short, that I deserve happiness just as much as the anyone else.  This anniversary reminds me that I am loved, that in my darkest moment, I am not alone.

This anniversary forces me to stop and take pause and appreciate the life I have, my friends, my family, my job, and the wonderful partner I’ve selected to share it all with.

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