A lot has changed since 3 years ago when we first started dating. For the first time in my life when people ask, “Where are you going to live? When are you guys getting married? What are you guys going to do?” I have followed up with an, “I don’t know.”
I remember when we first dated, I asked Christian if he enjoyed what he did (the recruiter inside of me couldn’t help it). He took a long pause, “No. I like the money and the 4-day work schedule. That’s it.” We both did what conventional Americans do: graduate high school, graduate college, get a salaried job, buy a house. In Christian’s case, he followed the mold to a tee with his entire adulthood spent graduating from UCLA and putting in a decade of service as a Civil Engineer for his local government.
I followed up with, “If you could go back, knowing what you know about yourself, what would you do instead?” I don’t recall the answer coming out right away. But over the years, it became more and more clear Christian’s passions were in the arts of writing and photography. Can I just add he’s damn good at it, too? I hate him for being able to churn out inspiring and entertaining posts within 30 minutes, something that would take me close to 2 hours! And the photos? Well, just look at my Instagram feed to see how many photo credits he has. =P