Something Right

Bad decisions seem to travel in packs. Staying up too late to read. Turning off the alarm and sleeping in. Starting work late. Not responding to emails promptly. Ugh. I’m blaming it on the time change. So at least I can trace the inciting bad decision back to Benjamin Franklin. Thanks, Benji.

Eventually the cycle will stop and my ratio of poor decisions to logical ones will start tipping in the right direction. I think. I hope. But here’s something to think about until then:

During the guest lecture Mike and I recently gave at Western Michigan University, I skipped out for a minute to use the bathroom while Mike was speaking. He was giving the students an overview of his cover gigs, and I could hear him play a bit of Drake’s song, “Hold On, We’re Going Home” from the hallway.

As I walked back in he was saying, “You might have noticed I changed the last line of the chorus from ‘I know exactly who you could be’ because, I mean, come on, Drake. Who are you to tell a woman who she should be?”

So I did that right. I married that guy. I can probably manage to replicate that kind of decision making this week. (There’s 1.5 more days to this week left. I can do it.)

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It’s Love Song Day!

Today is my first anniversary. It’s also, not even coincidentally, the day my husband is releasing his new song, “Love Birds.” It’s about me! It’s my song! He wrote it for me a year ago and played it in a surprise performance at our wedding. Yes, he is the greatest person in all of human history.

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My super delightful husband

It’s my husband’s birthday! It’s the first time I’ve had a husband’s birthday, so I thought I might celebrate by sharing some of him. I’ve recently written about how he has inspired me to start blogging regularly because of his amazing, daily blogging. To demonstrate what I meant, as well as properly honor Celebrate Mike Day, here are some of my favorites of his:

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Inspiration Everywhere

For the past few weeks, my husband has been blogging every day. Seriously, like, every single day. When he said he was going to do this my first thought was, “how could anyone think of enough things worth saying to keep that up?” Yes, I, a writer, should absolutely be embarrassed to have had such a thought, but as someone who has blogged (albeit, far less frequently) for a number of years, daily blogging sounded like an impossible task.

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