- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
This is mainly for me, though I’ll give some backstory for anybody interested… This is to help me keep my sanity in the 53 days I have left till the wedding (no, I don’t have a countdown…I have some little demon on my shoulder saying “53…you only have 53 days to get it all done…do you hear me?!”).
ANYWHO, onto my list!!
1- Since we have been separated (different colleges) for the past 5 years, NO more goodbyes after TOO short visits! Yes! I get to ACTUALLY be with the person I love more than myself, more than my family (as I’m giving up being around my family to be with him), more than life! I get to be annoyed by him daily and hug him daily and go to sleep every night right beside him, knowing that when I wake up he’ll be RIGHT there!
2- Changing my name. Two reasons here– First, it means we are officially together. Forever. I am his and he is mine. We are a family. Not just lovebirds, but our own family. Second, my name is currently Skates. Do you know how many jokes I’ve heard several times throughout the years? “Future Mrs Skates…do you?” “Hahaha, ice, roller, or board?!” on and on and on…it gets rather annoying, especially as I get older and it’s older people doing it. Really? C’mon. Grow up.
3- No more “Oh, girl, just wait till you are married and HAVE to be with him…you won’t want to anymore!” Yes, I have actually heard this. And yes, I do expect there to be some friction– we are closing a distance of 800 miles. He’s had his own life and I’ve had mine. Plus the fact that we’re two different people–friction is bound to happen. And yes, I know I will want personal space. Who doesn’t? Who in this wide wide world wants to be CONSTANTLY surrounded by people? I am so tired of being cautioned not to marry–I’m too young, we’ve been apart too long, blah blah blah. It’s ridiculous…
4- Our own place. Our time together, just us, has been so rare… I know that, at least at first, it’s going to be amazing to just be us. No one around saying “Seriously? You two are losers!” Because we are. It’s true. We’re goofy and dingy and fun. We accept responsibility of being adults, but refuse to completely grow up and forget about fun.
There are many other reasons I’m happy about this marriage finally happening. But, the rest of them are super personal and I feel like this is all I need to keep me going when I feel like throwing in the towel.
Why are you looking forward to being married??