In three months, Joe and I will be celebrating our one year wedding anniversary. God, it’s crazy how time flies, right?! But let me tell you something, it’s been the best year yet. It’s super corny, I know, but. I absolutely ADORE old-person married life!
Now as good as it’s been, that doesn’t mean that there haven’t been any challenges. That’s what adulting is, after all…a whole bunch of challenges thrown in your face to solve. For Joe and I, we’ve been trying really hard to focus on managing our finances, and on most days, it’s been a headache and a half.
When Joe and I were dating, things were easy. We rented a small apartment, had very little expenses, and our accounts were all separate, so as long as I remembered to pay my car loan, insurance, cell phone, and credit card, I was good! I knew exactly how much money I had at any given time, and I knew exactly how much was coming in. I also wasn’t spending a whole lot, so I just got to watch my bank account grow. It was nice while it lasted.
As soon as Joe and I got married, our finances completely changed. For starters, we bought a house, and we now had a new thing called a mortgage. It was double what we were used to paying in rent, and it also didn’t include things like utilities and cable. So we had bigger bills and more bills than we were used to, and for a while I wanted to cry every day.