The best way to explore a city is with a partner. Today is a very special day because it is the fifth anniversary of when Mike and I first started dating. Since then we have been through a lot together. We have travelled, changed jobs, lost family members, made new friends, decided we like cats, and learned a lot in the process. We have also moved in together and I’ve never been as happy as I am now.
With Mike I went to my first Winnipeg Jets game. He took me to my first concert at the MTS Centre. Most of my favorite restaurants are places we discovered together. He has enthusiastically come along with me on every urban adventure that I’ve asked him to. We have done outdoor festivals, shows at nearly all the local music venues, hipster coffee shops, Nuit Blanche, art galleries, independent bookstores, video game bars, pubs.
Mike is the reason I created this blog. Without his encouragement and support, I never would have gotten back into creative writing. He has proofread so many of my posts late at night and has helped me become a better writer. He has also listened patiently as I outline my post ideas and helps me to figure out direction. Mike has supplied pictures for the blog and refused to take credit for them.
This isn’t a typical blog post, but without Mike, the blog wouldn’t be here. So on that note, happy anniversary babe, I love you. Thank you for everything that you do.