Never thought I'd make it this far.
Today marks my 10th anniversary with the lovely @change100. Yeah, ten fucking years? I'm just as shocked as you are.
The first five years flew by. Like a blur. The last five were stop and go. I didn't think we'd make it...but we got through the worst of it and stronger than ever.
Despite the longest odds on the planet, we survived the dark side of living in Las Vegas, and survived a book that took me 5+ years to write, and survived a couple career changes for Nicky, and survived the government shutting down my business, and survived the banishment of online poker, and survived a car crash that I somehow walked away from (yet still hobbles & haunts me to this day), and survived a frenzied year of partying in San Francisco, and survived a tumultuous return to the City of Angels.
I'm baffled she put up with all my shit...and baggage...and mood swings...and all the gnarly, hellaciousness that she had to endure living with a writer all these years. She should be sainted for her patience and understanding. But that's what love will make you do...crazy things you never would do for anyone else.
Yet, here we are. Ten years later. Filled with millions of memories that could last 420,000 lifetimes, and fading enough deviancy that could have destroyed thousands of other souls.
It's been a fun-filled, fantastic ten years filled with love, adventure, and boundless possibilities as we crisscrossed America and bounced all over the world. Let's do ten more!
Last night, we watched a bunch of youtube vids I spliced together and posted over the years...little clips from my work travels, some of which I got to take with Nicky. Good to see many random friendly faces in the mix from both work and play. Awesome reminder about the eclectic group of friends and family, who were also along for our wild ride over the last decade. We never could have made it one year, let alone ten without your help and support.
Let's celebrate those warm and fuzzy highlights from the last decade... so tip one back, or fire one up, or dab it up and watch the madness unfold....