My Greatest Adventure

I feel incredibly lucky to be able to say I’ve had a lot of adventures in my 28 years on this weird little planet.

I’ve travelled to far away places, studied book after book after book, was born into a family that gives love to the ends of the earth, met some of the best people out there, met some of the worst out there too, experienced student life, watched my little brother share his musical talent like I might burst with pride, packed up and moved to a new city with only my gut feeling to go on, cried in the back of several taxis, loved, lost, lived in a city that would tear my heart into pieces and mend it in a single evening, adopted the most un cat-like kitties in the world, met the one, rode an elephant, stood at the edge of the Grand Canyon and felt his heartbeat thump against my shoulder blade.

And I said yes.

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That’s us almost two years ago. Honestly my heart right there is the fullest it’s ever been.

I met this guy and he decided he wanted me to stick around. Forever.

I look at that picture and I remember everything.

I remember the first meeting, the first date, the first I Love You. I remember when I sat in my room at university and decided that this was the guy I couldn’t let go. I remember that long distance was tough but so worth it. I remember wondering when he’d figure out he deserved so much better. I remember crying in Newark car park every time he took the train back to London.

The adventures we’ve had together have all moulded into this one picture on our wedding day. I look at that picture and I can see us in the future – old, wrinkled, two grumps, probably with a few more cats and wearing matching cardigans.

But still laughing.

My greatest adventure, then, is all that’s left to come.

photo credit: Lisa Jane Photography.

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26 Comments

  1. 1st March 2016 / 9:48 am

    Such a cute post!! Married life is such a great adventure :)

  2. 1st March 2016 / 12:13 pm

    This post made me grin from ear to ear like a loon – cheers to many more years of hugs & cats!

  3. 1st March 2016 / 12:30 pm

    Gorgeous little post! Got a serious smile on my face now!

  4. 1st March 2016 / 4:03 pm

    Aww so sweet! That photo of the two of you is just beautiful. I can totally understand why you love it so much :)

  5. 1st March 2016 / 6:29 pm

    What a happy post to read!! I can’t help but smile at these words!

    ~ K

  6. 1st March 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Gorgeous – that wedding picture is perfect, such happiness and so many plans to make and adventures to have!

  7. 1st March 2016 / 8:16 pm

    So sweet! That photo is also lovely and I can see why you remember everything by looking at it :)

  8. 2nd March 2016 / 9:51 am

    Beautiful wedding photo! I like that your life plan includes cats, have all the points from me ;)

  9. 3rd March 2016 / 12:08 am

    This is adorable! Congratulations, it sounds like you have found someone that makes you very happy.
    Gorgeous photo as well, so cute!

    Anne-Sophie – City Cookie x

  10. Ellie - Flash & Frugal
    3rd March 2016 / 4:14 pm

    This is lovely! I love the final line. I put in my Linkup post that ‘Adventure’ comes from the Latin ‘adventura’ meaning something that is to come. So all adventures are technically in the future! Woo! (The rest of my post gets more interesting I promise!)
    http://www.flashandfrugal.com

  11. 4th March 2016 / 8:49 pm

    Love this x

  12. 5th March 2016 / 4:37 pm

    Lovely post and what a great picture that holds so many memories for you. :-)

  13. 6th March 2016 / 9:07 pm

    Beautiful! I’m a big fan of matching cardigans :) I love your positive, forward looking approach. Yes, the best is yet to come!

  14. TravelWithNanoB
    7th March 2016 / 12:34 pm

    What a gorgeous story, and you both look super happy and so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your special moment with us. :) xoxo, nano

  15. 7th March 2016 / 1:41 pm

    Aww congratulations! So cute :)

  16. 14th March 2016 / 10:05 am

    Aww, that’s lovely! What a brilliant adventure to have embarked upon and to still have left ahead of you :-)