Admiration is inherently complex and can take many forms; it’s usually bound in respect or mere pleasurable contemplation, but it’s always directed towards something we regard as impressive. I have endless admiration for people with dedication and perseverance, who are willing to push their own boundaries; who don’t except the limitations that come from age, lack of knowledge or physical issues; who refuse to except something that can be helped, and work tirelessly to make that change happen. I’m happy to have a partner who’s pushing his limits in many different ways. He’s an aspiring writer, an avid runner, an epic nerd who actively seeks opportunities to make the world a better place. A few years ago he set a goal to run a marathon, and I’m happy to have been there when he finished it, which (as it later turned out) was only his first.