I am truly a blessed person. (*Gratitude is the attitude, y’all.*) I have more money than I need. I have love and family and friends. I have a wonderful job. I have great health. I have options. I have had experiences.
I am embarking on the next adventure: Costa Rica! But I am also embarking on the next adventure in life with my partner. He’s just graduated massage school and has all of his ducks in a row for obtaining his licensure. This next phase of our lives with bring knowledge, education, more income and freedom than we’ve known lately. It will provide stability, quality of life and satisfaction without complacency. It will bring joy, excitement and the ability to branch out, meet others and enjoy more travel. But most of all, it will bring a sense of pride, especially for Talbott.
In these past nine months he’s been in school, it’s been my responsibility and pleasure to be the breadwinner. He wants as much as possible to take care of me, to restore a sense of pride and “manhood(?)” to himself and raise his self-esteem. Since the age of 13 he’s worked. This is the first time in his life he hasn’t held a job, and I didn’t want him to. For two solid years he helped me when I was in school, and it was time I repaid the debt. It has been an honor to watch him grow and study and focus on one thing and begin to master his art. He is well on his way to becoming a master, not simply a “jack of all trades”. I can’t explain the pride I feel for him, the sense of wonder I hold for his determination and perseverance.
This vacation is as much for me as it is a gift for him. I am blessed to be in a position to provide without worry and to experience partnership. I am blessed to have been graced with a partner as selfless and appreciative as mine.
I have envisioned myself with someone like this since I was a child. I am thankful to have brought to fruition this kind of love, partnership, empathy, selflessness and graciousness.
As my mom says, onward and upward!