I've been married to my husband for over 15 years. We dated 3 years before we were married. And that takes our time together up to 18 years and 8 months. That's a long time.
When we got married I was a pretty independent person who had a good idea about what I wanted in life. I wanted a career. I wanted no children. I wanted one of those new fangled modern marriages that the women of the generation before me talked about.
Now here I am a mostly stay home mom with two kids, and you would think that the me from over 18 years ago would be surprised and maybe disappointed with the life that I've created for myself with my husband. But honestly, the me now is not even remotely disappointed with who I've become over these last 18 years.
I am, however, surprised.
You see right now we're in the midst of the World Cup, and just few days ago I realized something that never in my entire life did I expect to happen to me.
I became a lover of a sport.
I looked in the mirror a couple of mornings ago after begging the husband to take me to a pub to see the United States versus Ghana game this past Saturday so that I could get the full experience of the game. I see a woman who sat in her car in front of her gym screaming with joy like a maniac while listening to the announcers yell that the United States Men's National Team had just scored the winning goal taking them to the final 16. My hair is cut short for ease, I have recently stared a Couch to 5K training program inspired by the great bodies of the men on the team, and my wardrobe consists mostly of sports bras, running shorts, and shirts that wick the moisture away from my body. I have become...a soccer fan.
I have to say, I still am having a hard time believing that this transformation has taken place. I am not athlete. I'm an artist. I don't like sports. I like reality TV. I'm not a housewife who succumbed to the passion of her husband. Oh wait. I think I did.
And you know what? I like it.
And with that realization that brings me to The Real Housewives of Oklahoma's MckLinky Monday question of the week:
Think about the day you met your spouse. Since then and due to their influence, what is the one thing that has changed about you that you never expected to happen?
Here's how you play:
1. Answer the question on your blog (or in the comments sections if you don't have a blog).
2. If you answer the question on your blog, add your name to MckLinky so that we
all can discover the brilliance that is your mind.
4. Enjoy and have some fun!