Our NINTH wedding anniversary is tomorrow. Our first kiss was April 2001. We’ve been together a (very) long time — not that far off from half my life, actually. We’ve been through a lot of different stages and life changes and challenges. Always together. Always Team Schubert.
Right now …
… Andrew is working ~90+ hours per week consistently (since at least March or so)
… He is legitimately (moderately) famous in his industry. With, like, fanboys. For real.
… I could not possibly be more proud of him, and I am so thrilled that he loves his career so much
… I feel guilty that I’m not bringing in more income so he can quit his day job
… He constantly insists he doesn’t want me to do anything other than I am already doing, which mostly is working on a novel
… Our major activities when we are together are either marathoning a TV show or doing work on the house.
… or playing with the cats. Their new favorite is chasing pennies around the wood floor.
… Andrew is always happy to help me with scrapbooking projects, like taking photos at his recording sessions or journaling for Week in the Life
… We have a couple mini-trips planned with friends and family in the next couple months, but I can’t wait til we have money to go on a proper long vacation just the two of us.
… Several nights each week I go to bed alone because he is still working. I don’t sleep very well when he’s gone and wake up regularly to check if he texted me that he’s on his way.
… I get a lot of texts that say things like ‘leaving soon,’ or ‘off the freeway’. When I wake up at 2am and don’t know where he is I worry and can’t get back to sleep. My brain is never rational in the middle of the night.
… For the first time in a long time we’re scheduling date nights. They are on our shared Google calendar. Because Andrew tends to over-book himself and is too generous with his time.
… I’ve been making chicken stock from scratch every other week or so because Andrew loves it so much. He has some in the mornings instead of coffee or even for lunch and dinner.
… He can’t wait to read the books I’m writing. Which simultaneously scares me out of my mind and really inspires me to finish.
… He’s my best friend. I’m his. And we tend to talk each other’s ears off when we do get to spend time together.
Next year we plan on taking proper, professional portraits for our anniversary. I’m very excited!
P.S. This is the family photo we took for last week’s Week in the Life. Andrew is the best about helping me with those kinds of projects.
What is your RIGHT NOW story?