NOTE: I promise we’ll get to the engagement story tomorrow, a little housekeeping first though…how this all got started…
We were watching the movie Julie & Julia the other day via Netflix On Demand. We liked it, it was a fun flick, and, more importantly, it sparked something within us.
So we started thinking (well, Kyle did while Jen played with wrapping paper) and we said “what if we did the Julie & Julia thing with our first year of marriage?” We hear the first year is one of the most exciting, frustrating, emotional, trying times of your relationship. So what better way to exacerbate all the problems we have than by flinging our crap in the public domain document such a thing than publicly, on our very own blog?
Our thinking was this: best-case scenario – people read it and we continue doing it for X number of years and worst-case scenario: we have a not-so-serious, enlightening, transparent, consistent look at the first 365 days of our marriage.
I (Kyle) am all about value (it’s why I love reading about personal finance and playing fantasy games) and this seems like Adrian Peterson in the 3rd round if you know what I’m saying.
Of course all of this could backfire on us the first time we try to translate a real-life scuffle into a digital fight and it turns into a relational brouhaha that ends in Kyle sleeping on the couch or Jen getting her Hobby Lobby frequent buyers card taken away.
That’s a risk we’re willing to take though. As the old saying goes – those who refuse to express themselves over the internet never fully realize their literary dreams. Actually, uh, I don’t know if that’s an “old saying” or just something I made up 17 seconds ago…but let’s go with it.
So here it is.
52 weeks of blog posts.
7 times a week.
1 post a day.
See what happens.
Let the blogging commence.