(Closed) Getting *MY* Engagement ducks in order

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

LIKE! LIKE! LIKE! Why is there no Facebook option on here?!?!  I am totally in love with this post.  I think this is the essence of Mr. Bee’s plan, which is to focus on yourself and your happiness, regardless of what FFI (future fiance – I’m making up a new term) is doing or not doing.

So what are my ducks?

  1. Graduate grad school and get all of my licensure stuff figured out so I don’t have that to think about until the board makes their decision
  2. Continue to move towards a healthier lifestyle with working out more, eating healthier
  3. Learning more cool things to cook and making that a priority so I can….
  5. Refocus my energies to my Etsy business so I can get some income and be creative before my license comes in and I have to get a real job
  6. Look for a place and move!

Post # 4
2309 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Some positive motions here. I’ve really enjoyed reading this thread! Let’s see

1. Get a job, Get a job, Get a job. ( Although I’m scheduled to return to my old one next month, I just need one that’s more stable.)

2. Save money, I already did some serious cutting back.

3. Learn something new. ( I recently signed up for some spanish classes so that should be fun)

4. Take more care of myself physically and beauty wise.

5. Really enjoy this part of my relationship. Cause once we move forward we’re not going back!

Post # 5
3303 posts
Sugar bee

good luck with it ladies! great goals you all have posted

Post # 6
253 posts
Helper bee

Here are mine:

1) Graduate college, not too much longer. May!

2) Lose about 10 pounds. Staying in and studying and not getting enough exercise is insane!

3) Find a job. Interview tomorrow but it’s over an hour commute. Need to apply for jobs closer to home.

4) Make money so I  can eventually start my invitation/stationary business.


Post # 7
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Nice thread! Mine are:

1. Continue with my P90X workout routine. Summer is coming up so I’m really motivated!!!

2. Save money! Also find ways to cut costs (ie. coupons, bills ect.).

3. Learn new healthy recipes

4. Work on updating my resume

5. This should actually be #1. Work on his anniversary gift – I’m working on making a photo album of the years we spent together and putting together a basket of goodies of his favorite things and relating it back to our relationship. I’m really excited to give it to him! This project is also helping with the proposal anticipation as I have a little feeling/hope that it will happen on our anniversary – so it’s helping me not to think about it as much.  

6. I’m going to steal the one about nails! I’m going to start working on keeping my nails nicely manicured.

Post # 8
482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i need to do this too! i need to think about this though. By The Way…my timeline is the same date as yours, that will be our 3.5 year anniversary date! Boyfriend or Best Friend says “mid year” and i know he wouldn’t see the symbolism behind that date (we used to comment on the 27th of each month…we have a name for that day, lol) and would probably forget about it unless i told him. but like many other waiting bees, i have no control over this. mid year could mean august. it just all depends when he finally has all the funds he needs for the ring. but i do know we are going back to the jeweler next time we make a visit to my hometown!!! πŸ˜€

okay here’s mine:

1) get our apartment that we have been living in for the last 4 months more in order. i am so tired of coming back to a space that hardly feels like a home.

2) design my ring and give the details to the jeweler. to be accomplished next month! πŸ˜€

3) quit my horrible addition to diet coke. it definitely can’t be doing anything for my figure or skin.

4) start taking my 3 types of vitamins regularly and each day. it will only HELP my hair, skin, and nails!

5) continue to add more recipes to my “wedding recipe bank” — once that ring is on my finger my cooking habits will (although not DRASTICALLY) change.

6) get out more. we hate this area but i need to stop being such a hermit. i think the winter weather is partially responsible for that.

7) get the START of my business up and running. it’s been a long time coming and now that i’ve got an essential piece it’s time to get my ass in gear.

8) oh, and actually start getting back to the gym. i hate feeling guilty about not going because i’m tired.


Post # 9
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve been focusing on paying off all my debt, and getting back in the habit of going to the gym!  Having other goals to focus on really helps you feel more in control during a crazy waiting period.

Post # 11
363 posts
Helper bee


Wow talk about motivational post!  just what I need πŸ™‚  Mine are:

1 – keep increasing my physical activity level/workouts (at this point, I walk with my dogs twice a day); I’d like to get back into yoga and maybe join a dance class.

2 – save money!

3 – practice meditation/spiritual stuff more regularly

4- watch the seasons of Sex and the City, and remind myself that although I am still waiting, I am no longer single which would be a much longer wait.

5- give myself regular manicures, and keep myself looking and feeling good.

Post # 12
3297 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

My ducks:


– In the first year we were together I was super active, and I got hot. I want to get back into that place. I’m working on it, with trips to the gym, weekly bootcamp classes and less food in general.

– To contribute more financially. I’m still in university, but I can find a job with eight hour shifts instead of three hour shifts and start bringing in more money to take some of the pressure off of mr.breadwinner.

– Cook more often and eat out less- and get him to do the same

-Continue to do the little things that make our new house feel like a home

Post # 13
4 posts

well ladies, I really wish they had the *LIKE* button lol.

My Ducks!!

1) get a better f/t job; Check. I just Got hired as a full time dispatcher for the National Park Service, and I start at the end of April…

2) Lose weight: starting out with 30 day shred then moving into p90x. (if anyone wants to do a buddy system with me lemme know)

3) Move into our own house: Check Just bought a houseand moved in!

4) Save money: in progress… with the new job coming I will be making more than I was while I was in the military!

5)habe no debt within 1 year. and a good credit score.: in progress!!

6) Enjoy the unmarried and unengaged life while I still have it.

and his ‘requirements’ before he proposes…

1) buy a house: Check

2) live together for atleast a year: in progress. it will be a year in July…and he wants to win a bet that he had with his boss. 100 dollars to him if he doesnt pop the ? within the first year of liviing to gether. (His boss keeps raggin on him asking when the wedding is cuz he wants to win the bet. lol)

well I think thats it.

Post # 14
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well for me I am:

*Getting in shape, I was an athelete and once I quit playing I discovered I can’t eat like I did when I worked out 6 hours a day. (Who woulda thought)

*Get more organized, I live alone and my apartment is just a mess. Not like dirty mess, just messy and unorganized.

*Spend Less money, 

*Cook healthier food, I cook like Paula Deen, butter and bacon fat. Good for the soul, not the arteries.

Well those are mine! 

Post # 15
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

1) Move in together

2) Get back in shape/ start running again now that its starting to warm up

3) work on getting out of debt…

4) Work on my cooking skills…We generally take turns cooking or we cook together..he currently does most of the cooking…I’m still learning but its a work in progress for me.

Post # 16
1313 posts
Bumble bee

EXER-freaking-CISE. Majorly. My jeans don’t fit.

Save, save, save. Budget wisely! We’re already doing a really good job πŸ™‚

Ask for a raise (please give me the courage, I haven’t gotten up the guts to ask, it’ll be 3 years in June without a single dime more!)

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