2018 – the year I change my name January 1, 2018 by Suzy WigstadtToday is the FIRST DAY of 2018. I have never been more excited for any year! It is my goal DAILY to live life to the fullest. I haven’t been able to get THIS DAY out of my head for months! There are many new beginnings. Personally. Professionally. Relationally. Physically. Spiritually. I love NEW beginnings. I love change (YES!! I’m one of the weird ones!) I have dreamed of being a wife since I was about 2 years old – I was going to MARRY Mickey Mouse! It is something that has stunted growth in the past because I was focused on the position – not the PERSON I would marry. I wanted it so badly I settled. When I turned 30 I decided that I wouldn’t settle anymore. It was TIME! Time to put myself first, to know what I wanted and to DIVE IN head first when I found him. Little did we know we would meet in an unexpected place in an unexpected time and from DAY 1 – it was HIM. HE WAS HOME! It wasn’t about getting married as quickly as possible. It wasn’t about starting a family as quickly as possible. It was about HIM!! He will be my HUSBAND. I came to the knowledge that it’s more than a position in life. It’s more than a title. But He is Mine, and I am His. I am HOME to him. I know him well. He knows me better. He can tell how I’m doing, what I’m thinking before I even say the words or acknowledge myself. I am so thankful for everything both of us went through before we met each other!! I am thankful that we were strong on our own. I am thankful that we are both crazy stubborn and sensitive! I am thankful for who I am with him!! He is everything I didn’t KNOW I was looking for! He is kind, he is smart, he is generous, he is a planner and an optimistic realist. He is funny, he is patient. He is my rock. He supports me in my larger than life dreams and brings in the boundaries to make them happen. He gets angry with me and calls me out when I’m not being who he knows I am. He cooks! I am SO THANKFUL that this is the year I get to change my name! I get to become a Simonson. Though we were family from the first day we met, our family will be OFFICIAL this year! I can’t wait to celebrate. And to start my year of blogging with THIS! It is a big year! Thank you Brian – for being all that I never knew I needed and more! Live life to the fullest!