Four years ago this week, my beloved Smac and I moved to Memphis. We came here, after years of living in a city we loved, Little Rock. It was an opportunity, a new job, a new place, a chance to meet new people and gain new experiences. It was an opportunity to grow, professionally, as individuals, and as a couple.
In that time, we’ve had plenty of ups and downs. I moved on to freelance, she is currently opening a new restaurant, but we steadfastly stood by our decision, and through that perseverance we’ve met some really great people, and grown a lot as well.
In coming here, Smac has sacrificed a whole lot more than I have. She gave up a good job for what turned out to be no job, then a job that wasn’t really what she was looking for. Still, through all the frustration, she’s stood by me and I can’t tell you how much I cherish, both her trust in me, and the love and support that she’s given me since that fateful day when I ran over her cell phone with the rental truck (oops!).
So, I raise a glass to you, my fellow Memphians, Tennesseans, and blogger friends scattered hither and fro, but most importantly to Smac. I couldn’t have done it without you. I love you, and I can’t wait to see where the years ahead, take us.