Well hello, hello!My, my, MY has it been a long time. Over three years in fact. And a million different hairstyles! I honestly couldn't even remember how to sign in and actually write this post! Before you all get too excited that I'm BACK for good, I'll preface this by saying I simply thought a small (TINY!) update was due.
I still get the occasional comment on old posts (omg, I still can't believe people google search and make their way to this tiny little blog of mine) and it kind of lit a fire in me, that maybe I should at least have a better closure post than my previous "no subject" one. I kind of left things hanging there, huh?
Anyways, I didn't stop blogging because of anything in particular. One day I just decided, you know what? I've told my story. I've got nothing left to say on the subject. And it's true. This blog started to recap the newlywed years of a gamer and his wife. And I did just that. And I'm proud of all that I captured. But at some point we weren't newlyweds anymore, and I even stopped defining the gamer as "THE GAMER" and slowly stopped feeling like "THE GAMER'S WIFE" Ha. Who would have thought that would ever happen?
When I left you in 2011 the gamer had finished his first year in PT school. He had slowly stopped playing games as much because...well..he was busy with real life and school. A LOT HAS HAPPENED SINCE THEN!
-We've traveled A LOT. We've taken so many vacations I can't even count and been to so many amazing places including Scotland, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, the Bahamas, Key West, Disney World (I ran the Princess Half Marathon!), Virgin Islands, the Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington), Canada, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, South Carolina, Baltimore, Delaware and Las Vegas. Scotland was by far the best. We went there to celebrate the gamer's graduation!
-We've taken on so many new hobbies. I'm a runner and a cyclist now! We also hike and kayak often. We've gone spelunking and ziplining and snorkeling and white water rafting. We just love being outside!
-The gamer still plays but not nearly like he used to! There aren't any MMORPGs happening, and he's pretty much content playing on his Vita if he's got the time. It's certainly not a major part of his life, but I'd say that's mostly from growing up and having too many responsibilities with work, and not really from any of my influence!-The gamer and I separated. SAY WHAT??? Ok, sorry I shouldn't joke about it. We're still married. We just live in separate places because we both took jobs that are in different cities. My DREAM JOB literally came available at the same moment that he took his dream job (and committed to the residency). Problem is they are an hour and a half apart. And neither of us wanted to commute (or even do halfway). So we decided to get two homes, and we see each other on the weekends. It's insane, but I swear our marriage is even more fun and engaging because of how much we try to cram in when we do see each other. We end up doing things during the week that the other might not be as interested in (me = long runs, binge TV watching. the gamer = games and patient notes). When the weekend rolls around we're so excited to see each other and do things that we hardly ever fight! Plus, I get 4 glorious nights to sleep without waking up every hour to a snorer. Honestly BEST PART EVER.