**written from the hotel lobby of the Marriott Marquis Times Square in March
I’m a firm believer that there are multiple people you can marry and be completely happy with – that in fact, soul mates do not exist. But, the longer I’m married, the more I’m starting to doubt myself.
I feel lucky that Ben and I have a relationship strong and secure enough that we can enjoy time apart. The trips I’ve been able to take alone since we’ve been married have been exciting, enjoyable, and in some cases, life-changing. Sitting here though, in the early hours of the morning in the hotel lobby to get internet, I’m thinking of all the trips we will take together. Everything with Ben is better (except maybe showering, he likes his water much too cool) and as much as I like traveling alone, being independent, and not being “tied to my husband,” I happen to enjoy life more when we are together, interdependent, and very much tied to each other.
I guess that’s why I got married.
And why I’m starting to believe in soul mates.