Life is good.

Here I am…a couple years into my relationship.  It’s not that anything has gotten old, far from it.  But over enough time some things you do a lot become familiar.  They begin to mean more, but they are less exhilarating than they once were.  Holding hands, for instance, is far more comfortable than the first time you held a person’s hand, even if the electricity and uncertainty are not the same.  This is the nature of relationships.  You enjoy the contentment that can only be acquired through a deep investment of time while searching out new avenues for excitement.

But waking up early every day to make your sweetheart breakfast (even though you can’t cook to save your life) and to pack her a lunch before she trots off to work and learn (because I can make a damn fine PBJ)…that’s just a solid way to say “I love you” that never gets old.

Life is good.  Love is good.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Craig Fine

    I am happy for you JT. Keep up the positive efforts, they are never wasted on the right person.

  • iknklast

    There’s a lot to be said for comfort and contentment. As my husband and I start to grow old together, we really appreciate not being completely excited all the time. That’s exhausting. But we still look forward to seeing each other, to come home to a solid place that we can call home. That counts for a lot more than most people realize. And it doesn’t have to be boring, if you share a lot of interests in common.


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