In the past few weeks, I’ve experienced some exceptionally steep curves in my life. On the one hand, THG has had two of the best months in its history and I’ve been blessed by hearing my newest screenplay has attracted some world-class talent to make it. On the other, news of an illness that one of the closest in my family has been diagnosed with has rocked my core foundations somewhat.
That I have been able to take these huge emotional s-bends in my life when approaching them at such heady speeds, though, I can only put down to the traction that my relationship with my wife, Susanne, gives me.
It’s so easy to be complacent about our partners or confidants when they’re a given every day. But it’s only at times like these that the glue and stability they give us becomes so prevalent. It’s clear that without Susanne, I’d probably have been thrown off track by such torque in my life: the highs having little purpose and the lows becoming unbearable to endure.
But how often do we take the time to say thank you to that special person who gives us our essential grounding? Maybe some things don’t need to be said; they’re there in everything we are to each other. But every now and then it’s worth stopping and saying thank you. Thank you for sharing this journey and for simply being there. So, Susanne, this one’s for you. Thank you.