#040: A decade of memories.

Can’t believe it. 

Today marks my 10-year anniversary with my better half, my wife Nadia. We met at university during the cold months of winter. A year later, we got married.

We practically grew our lives together, with all the ups and downs.

10 years is a long time.

I mean that’s almost 1/3 of my life. 

How did you know she was “the one”?

As weird as it sounds, I couldn’t really see myself with anyone else. I knew when I met her she was different than anyone I met. She was always positive and ahead of her years in wisdom. Probably because she had 2 older sisters and a host of cousins who were older than her. She had a strong family network around her.

I always felt I could say anything to her and she would never judge me, which you don’t see too often. I respected that. She was also the most loyal person I ever met.

How’s it like to be married for 10 years?

Well I feel everyone is different. So much has happened in the last 10 years, including several cross-country moves, and traveling through Asia last year. She continually inspires, confounds, and intrigues me. 10 years together has deepened our connection and commitment to her and our family.

Yet, today she still inspires and sparks creativity in all areas of my life.

What’s next?

Not sure, with two little kids we take it day-by-day but I’m very optimistic of the future. I can see us growing old together.

Having all you can eat Korean BBQ in K-TOWN, LA.

Having all you can eat Korean BBQ in K-TOWN, LA.

Swat

P.S. Big shout to @childrenof1971 who shared our story on their Instagram account on these two posts 1 and 2.

Check out their profile where they post about young Bengali’s from around the world.

Bangladesh gained their independence in March 25, 1971 after a bloody war with West Pakistan. This is where the the name “Children of 1971” originates from. Clever.

@helloswat