Here's my third post about our marriage. If you're interested, here are the first two posts:
State of Our Union and The Very Beginning.
So, after I decided to finally get in the picture and actually join our marriage, it was great! We had a lot of fun and without a doubt, became best friends during this time. We were both working - Joel was working full-time for the Guard and I was in sales for a health care network. We both enjoyed our careers, had great friends and were really enjoying our marriage.
Much of that enjoyment may be because we had very little conflict during this few year period. Our jobs had us working opposite shifts - I worked typical office hours and Joel worked from mid-afternoon until after midnight. We rarely saw each other. Seriously. We say each other Saturday and Sunday mornings and Monday night after I came home from work. Other than that it was just a quick kiss before I left for work in the morning.
When we did get to spend time together, it was usually dinner out, watching movies at home and spending time with our friends and families. We loved to take a long weekend here and there and get away. Usually we'd go out to some nice restaurants, stay in great hotels and just relax. Joel and I were still learning a lot about each other and working to figure out what are roles were as husband and wife.
So, this time was pretty drama-free. It was also pretty stress free. We both loved our jobs, lived a simple life, didn't own a home and didn't have much responsibility outside of work. It was peaceful. But you know what the say about the quietness before the storm... More to come soon.