I, Annie Vitalsey, don’t want to talk about money. I want to watch The Great British Baking Show. I want to read a book about robots. I want to go for a walk. I want to have a cocktail. I don’t want to talk about money.
But I do talk about money. A lot. In this first year of being married to Jack, I have thought, talked, and worried about money, probably more times than all the other years of my life combined. Why is that?
Annie and I have officially been married for one year--and what a year it’s been. I can’t help but first think about what it took for us to get to this point. The good times, the bad times, and everything in between. In this first year, we've moved a total of six times, lived in three cities, and each (separately) driven across the country once. I was hired and started jobs at two different universities, Annie started her MFA program and taught English at ASU for the first time. We rode in airplanes fifteen different times, explored nine new cities and one new country (our honeymoon in Mexico). We made new friends, climbed new mountains, and performed new feats of mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual strength. This year, life stretched us farther than we could have ever imagined, but we're still smiling and hungry for more.
Annie & Jack
Love. Marriage. Teamwork. Art. Offsetting the patriarchal footprint. These are some of the things we're thinking about.