Today is our annual MAGAP (Midwest Chapter – The Association for Graduate Enrollment Management) Conference at DePaul University. While sitting there I began to think about, how as women claim more leadership positions, the power couple is becoming a model for modern relationships.
Now mind you neither my husband nor I have SUPER high power careers. To paint a quick picture for you, we both work in Higher Education as Assistant Directors at the same institution, and are relatively young in our mid 20’s & early 30’s. Both of us take pride in our careers and strive to do well each day individually, as well as together.
Speaking of working “together,” that is the piece I cherish the most! I not only get to spend my day with my husband, but it is not a complete foreign concept to him when we talk about work. He shares the same success, failures, and accomplishments as I do and that is what you call in my book the definition of a true, “Power Couple”.
We consistently push each other to be better, stronger, and strive for greatness! Although sometimes that can be challenging, I always appreciate him being my personal cheerleader & coach.
Well today, I would like to not only be his BIGGEST FAN but his cheerleader too!! My husband served on the CRM Selecting & Implementation panel at our conference today (and he did truly amazing). I am ever so proud and a little envious of him. 😉
My husband is influential and instrumental in the functioning of our family. He is instrumental in me not losing my mind at the end of a hard day at work. No matter the day there is always a foundation of love and commitment to one another. The concept of soul mates and being deeply in-love is a state of emotion that we believe is built throughout a marriage rather than an emotion a couple begins with. We believe this because our love now is stronger and deeper than it was on our wedding day. Each day we are together we are sharing more moments, having more experiences, and obtaining a greater understanding of each other. All of these moments building on each other creates a deeper and stronger connection between us. My admiration, appreciation, and respect for my husband is much stronger now than when I was doe eyes and carefree on the day we said I DO.
After we said I DO is when life happened. The I DO is the wedding. The marriage is bills to pay, houses to find, new in-law family dynamics, first time conflicts to discuss, children to prepare for, and work to be done. The moments of adversity intermixed with the moments of pure joy is what makes love deeper and marriages stronger.
At the end of the day, I am thankful for being what is called a, “power couple.”