My husband and I are passionate. When you've been together as long as we have, life can get pretty dull. Not for us. We always have something new and exciting to bring to the table.
He loves riding.
I love writing.
Always my biggest supporter, he encourages me to take my work to the next level. He challenges me when I wimp out in my storytelling just as he does when I do it in life. He's a competitor and wants me to be as well. He wants me to be the best I can be.
Let's be honest. He wants a Maserati, but I know I'm not JK Rowling even if he hasn't accepted that fact.
He's not a professional rider, but his determination is unmatched. He rides every day--and is pretty cranky if he misses a ride. If he didn't get time during the day, he'll wait until the kids go to bed and ride until midnight. Last summer, 3AM rides were a regular occurrence. Nothing gets in his way because he loves riding and wants to be better.
He started the season with a 50 mile bike tour in Oklahoma City at the Redbud last weekend. (He considers this a short ride. I would consider it hell on wheels.) We arrived in town just as a tornado hit Norman, OK. Wind advisories were announced. However, he didn't waiver and finished those miles in about 2 hours.
Even if I don't get that Maserati, I'll know I did my personal best while having fun. And that's worth a lot.
But I wouldn't say no to a Pulitzer.