I’ve just watched the last ever episode of GG. Given that only a few weeks ago it was announced they wouldn’t be returning (which I’m livid over! I need time to get used to a world without new GG!) I think it ended nicely and that is saying something as I definitely didn’t want it to end. I’d have watched it until they were old and in a retirement home if it lasted that long!
It’s only been on for 7 years, which doesn’t seem like a lot in TV time, but thinking about everything that has changed since then for me… wow. I was 20 when it started. So it would have been after the first summer I was on my own, when my dad first left for Japan. That was a great summer for me, being 20 and on my own. I had a lot of fun. 😉 I went through 1 major relationship, starting my current relationship, 2 years of college, 1 year of doing nothing, finally trying to do *something* w/ temping, getting my first REAL job, deciding to leave the US to finally be with my boyfriend, getting married and finally growing up (albeit a bit reluctantly!).
A few years ago I was dead set in having 2 kids by the time I was 30. Now, being 2.5 years away from that “deadline” and no kids in sight, or even thinking about them anytime soon, it seems odd. I want kids… I always have! But I think the relationship hubby and I have is unique in a way. We have known each other for almost 7 years. We have been in an actual relationship (not just friends) for 6 years. But for 4 of those 2 years we were together, we weren’t together. Living in different countries does that! That plays a big part in it. Most couples have the starting out/dating/engagement time together. We didn’t. 4 weeks a year does not a relationship make, although somehow we made it work for us.
We really enjoy just being with each other now. We want kids, but we are still in the “honeymoon” phase in some respects. We see kids when we are out and about and most of the time they annoy us, but the little ones are still adorable and I do love them. So things change. I’m no longer in a rush to have 2 kids by 30 (thankfully, since I’m really running out of time on that one!). I’m not even sure if we will *ever* have kids. We’ll have to wait and see. I think a lifetime of just being with him will be perfectly fine.