5 years ago today, Cathy and I went on our first date. We went out for Indian food, went for a walk, and watched Heartland. I knew from the beginning that she was going to be important to me. I can't tell you that I knew I was going to marry her. I'm not sure I could have handled that at the time. But I knew that she was insightful, curious, and committed to personal development. We had a unique connection from the very beginning. Our courtship wasn't perfectly smooth sailing, and we broke up twice. We had a year in the friend zone. That was our path and it led us to where we are now. I'm grateful for our path. Cathy, let's get some Indian food!