Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hindsight being 20/20


This weekend was my first full weekend working weddings and overall it went great. The couple was adorable {fresh out of college} and the family was very loving. It made me think of my own wedding and how Mr. M and I have grown closer over the past two years than the nine years of dating. Yes – I said nine. That’s what you get when you find the love of your life at 18.

I think what initially forced us to communicate early in our marriage was our debt crisis in September of 2009. We had just gotten married in May and then after three months in we really looked at our finances. Most of the debt is my fault – I’ll admit it. Mr. M came from a great family that paid for his college and my family did not. I got credit cards because I was told that it would help “build up my credit” and my husband has never had a credit card – ever. So trying to explain all of my dirty laundry was well…not fun.

Trying to create the plan that you both agree on I believe is the hardest part of getting out of debt but we survived it. Hindsight being 20/20, I’m almost {almost} thankful for the Recession because it forced us to really take a look at our budget, talk about money and overall communicate with each other. We’re not a perfect couple in finance or health but we are a happy couple.

1 comment:

  1. You are a very happy young woman. That makes it easy to be a happy couple. You have trials but it is the way you deal with those things that makes you what you are. I am proud of you.