To keep this page fair, neither one of us can write accurately who we are as a couple … so instead we both have our takes on each other!
Adam on Autumn as a couple — Adam’s perspective:
I met Autumn when I was working on a coastal island in MA. I was a naturalist ranger in a state forest within the island and she was a student doing some work in the forest. Before I met her I was on a bike, I ate peanut butter sandwiches and kept ravens as wild pets. My leisure time was spent either exploring the forest, or chasing the occasional girl who ventured too far into the woods. My boss was worried, and when Autumn showed up he begged her to stay and talk to me. She fed me….and like any wild animal…once you feed them they follow you home.
This was 15 years ago and she still feeds me which keeps me around. Autumn can be a pain in the ass, she is headstrong and determined to get whatever she sets her mind to done. She is a great independent worker but as a team it can be challenging as I like some direction. That being said, she is a planner and when situations arise that need a direct and spontaneous solution I pull my weight. As a team our dynamics compliment each other, we do not fight very often and we work together very well finding solutions to any problems that come our way.
Autumn on Adam and as a couple — Autumn’s perspective:
When I met Adam, I had no idea he was younger, by nearly a handful of years! But we had a lot in common. More than that, we could talk away the hours. That was something new for me in a relationship and it is still our biggest strength. We don’t ever resort to yelling. Because we discuss everything. Most days remind me of a strip from Calvin and Hobbes. We might be hurtling down the hill on a wagon at breakneck speed, but we’ll be having a darn good discussion too!
Sixteen years into our relationship, we’ve figured out each other’s quirks and strengths. Adam can fix anything. He isn’t an ‘out of the box’ thinker. For him, there is no box. Guessing what his perspective will be is a challenge, one that I’m not usually close on! And his artistic eye for photography … his images astound me. But it isn’t just a working partnership that makes us tick. I’m goal focused and stubborn to finish everything. Today. When the sun is shining and the breeze is blowing and the dogs want to play. He reminds me to take breaks, eat, and enjoy life a bit. Which sometimes drives me nuts when I want to get something done. But he is right. Life should be enjoyed, at least a bit.