As promised, in this part I will be talking about who I was when I first met my husband and in the beginning of our marriage before we had children. So when I met my husband, I was 25 years old and in the process of getting my Master’s degree. I had recently discovered my love and ability to work with children and had big plans to be a children’s mental health therapist. Nothing was going to stop me! And nothing did stop me, either!
After two years of dating, my husband and I became engaged in October, during my last semester at school. When I graduated in December, I began working right away and planning our wedding. This was such an exciting time! I was confident and motivated beyond belief. I knew what I wanted to do for a career and was working on obtaining it all while planning to start my own life with my soon to be husband!
One month shy of a year from graduating I found my dream job of being a children’s therapist. It was perfect! I loved every minute of it and could not wait to go to work every day. I felt like a “real adult” with an actual career! It was challenging and I felt like I was actually making a difference in the world. Six months later, I married my husband and became a step-mom to an awesome five-year old little boy. Now I had it all! This was what I had been dreaming of my whole life!
This time in my life was a blast! My husband and I spent our first two years of marriage traveling, spending time with friends, and going on new adventures. We were enjoying being with one another and developing who we were as individuals as well as a couple. I was living the life I had always dreamed of with the man and job of my dreams! Life was fun, I was free from any major worries and I knew who I was! Another thing I always wanted in life was children, so after a while of spending time with my husband and developing my career, we decided it was time to grow our family…..