All posts tagged: Marriage

Why We Decided to Get Married

Hello interweb! As many people have probably already stated, I can’t believe its already 2018! I say that every year, but this year has a bit more weight to it because well, Steven and I are getting hitched in about 4 months. All of last year, I could say “we still have time, it’s next year” blah blah blah. I clearly don’t have a basic understanding for how time works because while it was technically “next year” it was never 12 months away. And here we are, 4 months away and uh, there is a lot to be done. Anywho, in an attempt to procrastinate more, I’m starting up a section with my friends from WeddingWire to document some of my experiences, some resources I’ve found helpful and everything wedding planning leading up to the big day. I hope you enjoy it because I’m likely developing an ulcer writing it. But before we get into all the DIYs, dresses, venues etc, I figured it might be nice to share our engagement story in a 2 …

I Do’s and Peek a Boo’s

I was always told that college was the time you really grow, find yourself and become an adult. I totally disagree. College was the time where I crammed for tests and papers (like in high school), had meals prepared for me (like in high school) and slept in bunk beds (like in high school). If anything, I regressed in mental maturity because of the social activities I was a part of. One time in college I ate 8 hot dogs at a Jimmy Buffet day party. I  may have “grown” a pant size, but I hardly believe that any maturing happened. The first few years out of college however, have been a whirlwind of what I’ve felt like adulting is. Friends committing their lives to another, friends having offspring, battling with money, jobs, etc. Now THESE events have made me grow, find myself and become an adult. Some people hate it. Work becomes more intense and responsibilities grow. Days of drinking too early and staying up too late become a rarity. Walking to friends apartments on a whim become …

I’m Not Getting Married…

  …right now (good hook-headline huh!? Thats Blogging 101 right there!). Is there something about entering the later half of your twenties that creates a time bomb that everyone, except for me, can see strapped to my body?? It is allegedly a terrifying  bomb…covered in lace, flowers AND it plays the Cha-Cha Slide on repeat. That’s right. The marriage bomb. This crazy contraption makes everyone feel like if I don’t get married within the next 48 hours, I’m doomed to a life of sadness. It seems like just yesterday, everyone was advising me that I was too young to get married…that I needed more life experience…that I needed to know my partner better…that I needed to be financially stable. Meanwhile, I was just wondering if I should get extra cheese on my pizza. Now, it is one of the most frequent questions I get. I’m flattered that people think because I’ve aged another year, I am that much more mature (did I mention I was taking shots of fireball on my birthday a mere month ago?) but let’s be serious. I’m still just a …