Founding values for us

As with anything here, I can only now really talk about this from my perspective. I believe strongly that Hillary felt largely similar to me on this, but if you know otherwise, I'd love to hear what she said to you.

All relationships are different. There are different values and emotions at the core of each. On reflection over the past months and year, I can list the top three that we built around.

Hillary and I talked explicitly about the first. The second we rarely actually discussed, but so many of our interactions were tinged with this that it's hard to ignore. The third was clear based on how much we both were truly surprised at how much better the other person was at so many things.

So the core values that our love was built on:

  1. Respect
  2. Competition
  3. Imposter syndrome


But it worked. Spectacularly for us.