Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Tomorrow is our wedding anniversary. We are celebrating the lack of murder conviction by catching a train west at 9am and returning home by Sunday. Except the tourer is manking, the chain needs a giant scrub and the brake blocks need replacing, the house is a midden, I haven’t packed and I’m at the takeaway tonight. Gahhhhhh. Busy me eh?

Seriously though, it’s been a rough ride this last year. I’ve worked so hard and I’m discovering this person who exists almost independantly of my family and I like her. She seems determined, dedicated, friendly, smart and fit. It’s no huge secret that these changes have caused some difficulty at home. We have really struggled to make it to this anniversary and it’s testament to the Household Cyclist’s determination, dedication, consideration, brains and love that we still live under the same roof.

When I met HC I was a very different person, drinking, taking drugs, the furthest thing from my mind was commitment from anyone or anything. I had some mental health issues for sure. That was early June. By September I had proposed, the following April we married. It was that quick. Some people would consider that evidence that whirlwind romances work but I’m not so sure. Once the newness and the heady thrill of excitement wear off what’s left to build a life on? As far as I can tell we were lucky,very very lucky, waiting underneath the whirlwind was regard, respect, a sense of fun and friendship and I think that is extremely rare.

I am changing so much and so is he and while I have no idea what’s going to happen next week or next month or next year I would like to thank the HC for supporting me, for giving up his time and kit, for supporting me even when we were fighting, for helping me be the person I need to be regardless of the consequences to himself. I want to thank him for fighting for his family and for loving me so deeply even when I’m being irrational and stubborn.

I’m looking forward to my weekend. A couple of days in the saddle with my best friend, what more is there?

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19 Comments on “Tomorrow and Tomorrow”

  1. Alan Says:

    Enjoy the ride

  2. Andy Says:

    Lovely blog 🙂

    Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

  3. andy fuller Says:

    Nice entry Carrie…
    As for what else is there in life…. I’d say nothing says I love you like a carbon fibre disc wheel and dedicated time trial bike 😉
    Enjoy your weekend

  4. Suzanne Says:

    Hope you both have a wonderful time and the weather is good. 🙂

  5. les beales Says:

    A very honest worts and all blog, life can be tough sometimes, but what is important is you have got through it all, your in a place you wan’t to be. You should be so very proud of what you have achieved so far, I say so far because I believe with your determination you have got a lot more achievements coming your way. Have a great weekend you and HC enjoy mate.

  6. mark K Says:

    have a good time. I’ll distract the rain gods over here so you get nice weather.

  7. PhilR Says:

    A very honest and open post, I think you both support each other, otherwise it still wouldn’t work. 🙂

    Have fun on the bikes, make sure you take plenty of pics, oh wait, Simon will be there no need to say that. 😉

    Seriously though, enjoy and take care en route. 🙂

  8. trio25 Says:

    Hope you are having a great time! Relationships are all about the give and take. Sounds like you have a good one there with HC!


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