5-25-16

Hi dolls, I have been working on my Goddess Garden every free moment I get. I am firery about it. Becoming a mother tapped me […]

5-16-16

hey sweet loves, We got home late Saturday night from Florida and got settled back in yesterday. 10 days away from home is a long […]

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5-4-16

Hi Yall 😉   Man does it feel good to have that story done and published! (If you haven’t read it yet you can click here […]

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4-28-16

Hi Lovers, Nothing too exciting to report. Just writing to say hello. Also sometimes I just need to write to clear my thoughts. My mind […]

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4-23-16

hi dolls, I just finished writing a piece for an online magazine. They asked me to write about my experience living in the mountains etc. […]

2-1-16

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It’s February? Jeesh.

 

How are you all doing? I kinda wish you guys could write back to me. That would be fun.

 

So, Trav and I took a little trip to Moab and it was incredible. The stuff going on there is crazy weird. We just kept saying how does this happen? How did the earth come to look like this? It just doesn’t make sense half the time. It was a good reminder for me that life is magical, it can make anything from anything.

Our trip was truly incredible. The ride home was……stressful ha. We got on the road later than we were hoping and had to drive most of the way home in the dark. Driving in the dark on twisting mountain roads is really hard and scary. Very little room for error and the consequence wont be a ditch, but most likely death. The lights on our jeep just aren’t that bright and when oncoming traffic is jam packed, the glare of their lights practically blinds us. The trip home tested Trav and I’s relationship a little. haha.

I am kinda a control freak when it comes to driving anyways and so this really had me on edge. I tried to just close my eyes and trust Trav. It was becoming clear that all of my little worry noises were really stressing him out. Needless to say we made it home just fine.

That experience along with some other signs from the Universe led me to start a conversation with Trav about our relationship. Trav and I have always handled life pretty easily together. Even the intensities of unplanned pregnancy and all the stresses that came with that were dealt with, in lock step together.

We are engaged to be married and it feels totally natural and easy to be with Trav. I have to admit though that the daunting number of divorces and witnessing some pretty screwed up marriages has me wondering. Just wondering if it will always be this easy for Trav and I. Why do so many people get married feeling just like Trav and I do but then somehow after 10 years call it quits?

Thats when Trav and I both realized that we study everything else in life, health, spirituality, babies, yoga, video editing, technology, and so on, but we have never ever read a book about marriage, or relationships. It was a pretty funny realization for us because we are about to get married in just a few months and yet we have never really looked into what marriage is, what it means, and how to make it last. Being together has always been easy for us. It still feels easy. It feels like it will always be easy, but I don’t want to be naive. When 50% of the population enters marriage but doesn’t stick with it, I can’t ignore or pretend like I have it all figured out at 25. I definitely don’t.

So we have books on the way. We are taking a proactive approach to this whole marriage thing. Why wait until we are falling apart to figure it out? We are alive and thriving and I want to keep it that way.

What is the secret to keeping something alive, healthy and thriving for 80 more years? I mean seriously, thats a long fuckin time guys. Trav says we will live to be 120 so I figure we got at the very least 80 years of marriage ahead of us….lol. How does anyone do anything for that long?

Well if anyone can dive into something like marriage and figure out the best way to keep it alive and healthy it’s Travis. I am so excited to do life with him. I am excited to learn more about relationships and marriage and how to be happy for a long life together.

Cheers to growing old and wrinkly with another imperfectly, perfect human.

XOXO

Haley Anne

Mother Lovin Yogi