How to maintain excitement?

posted 2 weeks ago in Waiting
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

I think you’re more than excited enough. If anything I think you need to calm down a bit. 

It’s very exciting that a proposal is coming soon! 

But I found it sightly concerning when you said this is all you’ve ever wanted. I hope you have other dreams and aspirations in life such as a career and hobbies and a social life- maybe focus on those things while you’re waiting? 

Maybe I read too much into your comment. 

It’s great to be excited, but at this time I think you should sit back and relax and let everything unfold. Just enjoy this time! It’s the last time he will be your bf. don’t let your anxiety get the better of you.

Get your nails done and have fun on the trip!

Post # 4
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Busy bee

fyeahjenna :  Congrats! I am not trying to be a negative nancy, but you should get out of the mindframe of “it’s pretty much guaranteed at this point”. Because, it isn’t. I am not saying that in the sense of he will NEVER propose (I am sure he will) but it might not be on your Florida vacation. He might have another date/time in mind. And you don’t want to be disappointed if it doesn’t happen.

But regardless, this is a very exciting time in your life. Congrats <3

Post # 6
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Busy bee

fyeahjenna :  I am very happy and excited for you <3 make sure you let us know how your vacation went! 

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Congratulations! This is an exciting time for sure.

I’m in a similar spot. My boyfriend and I have talked extensively about marriage and we’re excited to be engaged. I know we’ll be engaged by Christmas, and I have a solid idea of when he might propose (although I hope it’s still a surprise). I’m excited and in love and it’s great. But our family has been treating us as if we’re already engaged, and I want it to happen while there’s still a sense of excitement.

As a fellow anxious person who also plans out everything in her head in advance, I suggest directing your energy to something you can control (while keeping in mind that there’s a chance it could happen at some time other than on your vacation). Do your nails, try something fun with your hair, and plan outfits so you’ll feel good no matter when it happens. I find that having something I’m in complete control over that I can picture helps distract me from something that’s not up to me.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: City, State

What an exciting time! I was in your shoes not too long ago and was super anxious! Not much of my proposal was a suprise (which was absolutely perfect for me!), but as I knew it was getting closer it was so hard to contain my excitement! 

I spent a lot of time on these boards admiring other rings and getting some wedding ideas! I also started to gather some links and pictures and made a Pinterest board.

Since you’ll be going on vacation, I would try to focus on that! Do you need to iron-out any details for your trip? Plan anymore events? Book a dinner? Go get your nails done! Pick out some cute outfits to wear! Maybe even splurge a little if your budget allows and get a new outfit!

Speaking from experience, I know how hard it is to calm down when you know a proposal is approaching! Just try to enjoy this time no matter how anxious you are. I hope you have a great vacation! 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I think you’re worrying too much about it. You don’t have to maintain some kind of perfect level of excitement. Maybe you’ll feel excited when it happens, or you’ll feel relieved, or whatever. There is no right or wrong way to feel. I think you’re putting too much pressure on yourself.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

fyeahjenna :  You’ll be fine! 

I was in a similar boat. I knew roughly when it was going to happen but it didn’t change how special the day was. 

Keep us updated 😉 

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