- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
I was having the world’s worst day today, bees. I got rejected from my top pick PhD program, and I was taking it really, really hard. So my SO decided that the thing to do was go back to the second-hand store where we had been looking at rings, and surprised me by revealing that our budget was actually more than I had thought, and we could afford a real forever ring. We walked out with a diamond cluster ring in a star shape set in platinum for a steal. He said that since my future career/academia-wise was in the air, he wanted to give me something really stable to bank on. He’d been ambivalent about diamonds before, because of the ethical issues, but felt that second-hand was a reasonable way to go, and mostly, he’d fallen in love with the ring when he’d seen it. So it is in the house. I just have to wait for a bit until he proposes, but it’s coming. What had been the worst day has been completely redeemed and I feel so much better about everything.
I just had to share. I’m so excited!