(Closed) How to Keep a Waiting Bee HAPPY and BUSY!

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I agree – regardless of waiting or not, we should always work on ourselves and aim to keep ourselves happy and busy! I never want my happiness tied up in JUST a relationship or hinging on a wedding.

Things I do to keep busy:
The gym! I have never been very fit… so I am working on improving my fitness. Which also means good happy endorphins!

Things I’d like to pick up:
I am doing a 30 by 30 list at the moment so I have a bunch of goals: reading 15 books in a year, spa days, mastering homemade pasta, rock climbing and a bunch of fun activities with friends.

Post # 4
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

What I’ve been doing:

THE GYM!! I just pretend like we will be having the wedding at the end of next year, and it makes me get off my lazy ass and actually GO to the gym!

I got my nails done yesterday!

Good idea on the drawing/painting! I used to do this as a hobby and I miss it!!


What I would like to do:

Take a floral arranging class!

run a half marathon!

lose my goal amoung of weight by Jan 1st (SO has promised to buy me a pair of Louboutins and a matching dress if I stick to my goals!)

Post # 5
1453 posts
Bumble bee

I agree got to keep happy and busy.  For me it is the following.

Work-while I’m not sure this always makes me happy.  It certainly keeps me busy!

Helping BFF plan her wedding (I think she’s down to like 30 days or so) this is fun but is a little hard at the same time.  The wedding shower I’m giving her is this weekend and I’ve had fun planning that. 

Doing some of my own wedding planning – nothing official just gathering some ideas.

Spening plenty of time with SO – we don’t live together so we make sure to plan several date nights per week.

Church activities – this always keeps me busy and makes me happy.

Things I’d like to do more of


Losing the last 20 lbs that’s been hanging on

That was fun thanks guys!

Post # 6
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

What I’m doing to keep busy:

  • I’m substitute teacher and I can choose how many jobs I take. Last year I worked usually 2-3 times a week. This year I’m planning on taking more jobs, even though it’s even harder than last year because my master’s courses get over late at night and I have a long drive… so I’m exhausted. But it keeps my mind more off of things and it keeps me busy! 
  • Foodgawker and Pinterest are my new internet loves. 🙂 
  • My master’s classes… I’m just putting the extra effort in and being an over- achiever. 
  • Good willing!  I love finding terrible home decor items and refinishing them into something beautiful.


Post # 7
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@katiebeary – The Hunger Games are WONDERFUL!!!! I read all three in about a week! I couldn’t put them down! 


My waiting activities so far: 

I’ve taken up knitting. For a while I was just knitting randomly, then my aunt announced that she is pregnant so I am working on a few things for the new baby now. 

Reading. I’ve always read a lot but now I’m going through about a book a week. It’s nice to just turn off the tv and enjoy the silence.


The activities I’m planning to start in the next week:

Lose 20 lbs. I’m joining a gym tomorrow.

Get back into yoga. I took a few classes in college and really enjoyed it. I found a class near my house that I’m hoping to join once a week! 

Post # 8
493 posts
Helper bee

  1. Shopping
  2. Exercising
  3. Occasionally looking at wedding stuff…but try not to because when I start planning I get excited. I think I have my dressed picked though. Based off an online pic. I can’t wait to dress shop and try on the one I’ve fell in love with.
  4. Just everyday hustle and bustle…I have a very busy life so there isn’t much down time
  5. Football!!! I love sports and so happy it’s football season now.
  6. And my reality t.v shows…haha


    Post # 9
    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Thank god it’s the Autumn time, and Hallowe’en is coming up! Because I just finished creating a black feather and black rose wreath for Hallowe’en. I love doing crafty stuff like this around Hallowe’en. It’s my favorite time of year and I’ll be keeping myself occupied with autumn decorating and Hallowe’en fun!!


    Post # 10
    746 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m not a waiting bee, so please don’t take this as a terribly rude comment. My advice would be stop thinking about getting engaged! Get off this website! There was one day a few months before I got engaged that I THOUGHT he was going to propose, and I went wedding crazy in my mind — looking at the websites, making a guest list, etc. Then he didn’t propose. I was bummed. And then I promptly forgot about it and unbookmarked all those wedding websites — and I was much happier!

    Seriously, obsessing over when the proposal will come won’t make it come any faster. In fact, he might feel pressured, or you might not be your 100% awesome self, which might affect your relationship. Just do your thing and come back to this website once you’re happily engaged 🙂

    Post # 12
    320 posts
    Helper bee

    The GYM! – It helps me feel better about myself, especially on days that I’m feeling ‘not-so-great’ about my wait

    Shopping – I admit, it’s not the greatest thing for my wallet, but boy does it keep my mind off the wait!  Besides, if I can’t have a pretty ‘sparkly’ on my hand, I like to buy myself other things to make myself feel pretty and special

    Reading!- I have a few favorite novels, and I also love to read magazines now.  I’ve never been one to be up on all the latest celebrity gossip and things going on in fashion and such, but since my ‘waiting’ began I am now a human encyclopedia of useless pop-culture knowledge!

    the Sims 2 – I know it’s completely lame, but in addition to all the other activities within the game, I also like to play ‘matchmaker’ with my Sims and get THEM married, since I can’t! Wink

    Zynga Poker – I’m addicted!

    Beading and jewelry making – This is one I haven’t actually started yet, but I used to do it all the time and loved it!

    Concerts and shows – love music!


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