Well, today marks my fourth month as a married man. what do I reckon so far? It's not so bad!!!
Obviously it's not perfect, as myself and Hayley are currently living with my parents, but we are saving up to be able to get our own place, hopefully sooner rather than later.
I finally have a job! Yes, it's a night fill job at a supermarket, but it's a job nontheless. It's better than I was a year ago. Three years of unemployment can get to you.
Me and Hayley have been making plans and generally enjoying ourselves as a married couple. But we're also trying to save as much as possible so that we can afford a house that will be big enough for five of us. That's right, I said five! Myself, Hayley, our two cats Dulcie and Gizmo, and our baby!
Hayley is three months pregnant! I never thought we'd get another chance, at least not this soon after the miscarriage back in June. But everything is going well. We even heard it's heartbeat. That was the most beautiful thing ever! Little one is due on the 25th April, which happens to be my late Grandad's birthday. He would have loved that!
Other than that, not much else is different. We're still gaming, Hayley has finished the new Tomb Raider already and is looking forward to the Spyro trilogy, I'm playing Forza 7 and Horizon 3, F1 2018, and loads more.
One problem I encountered was that my old laptop which I had owned since 2009, finally died in August. So I had to go and get a new one. However, my Mum and Stepdad bought it, plus a 1TB backup HDD, for my combined Xmas and birthday present. The new machine is great, it's not a gaming laptop or something like that, but it's good enough for what I want.
Halloween was a fun movie, not really scary, but good. We spent the real Halloween watching some rather enjoyable horror movies, including The Thing.
Some more good news for me is that my application for permanent residency in Australia is being processed now. So I can stay here on a bridging visa until my full visa is confirmed. That is a huge weight off my shoulders.
So can I recommend marriage? Yes and no. Yes, if it's with the right person and the right time. If you can get that right, you'll be great together. No, if you're not interested or doing it for the sake of it. It's like choosing the Holy Grail, "You must choose wisely."
'Till All Are One!