- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
I’ve been a lurker here for a while, but it seems like a good time to un-lurk…
I’m pretty new to waiting, and I definitely haven’t been waiting as long as some of the ladies here have, but it’s still great to know that there’s a place where I can read about other people’s experiences going through these same emotions!
My SO (who’s 23) and I (25) have been together about 9 months, and we moved in together two months ago. We knew each other in middle school and high school, but we didn’t hear a peep out of each other while we were in college… then, six years later, we ended up working for the same small-town newspaper where we grew up. I’ve felt like he’s “the one” since March, and soon after we moved in together, we started having talks about getting married every so often. From there, two weeks ago, he actually asked me to look at rings online and get some ideas so I could tell him what I like 🙂 That kind of made it all real!
At the same time, I know that engagement will probably be a pretty long time away. I’m really really hoping that it could happen some time between October (starting with our anniversary) through Valentines’ Day, but I don’t know if he could save enough for a ring by then — and I know he really wants to buy me something nice (even though I’ve told him that I don’t want or need anything big and fancy… it’s just something that he feels he wants to do… and really, I can’t complain :P). I’ll totally understand if it takes longer, though… we joke about “oh, by the time we’re 40”
I may be switching jobs sometime in the near future (just had an interview today!), and it may speed things up if we’re not seeing each other 24 hours a day the way we are now, working and living together… because I gotta say, that is pretty unusual (and I think it says something that we aren’t tired of each other yet, even though we argue about stuff like normal couples). I LOVE Mr. Bee’s plan, and I’m pretty much following some of it even now — I let him bring up engagement and marriage any time we talk about it, rather than initiating those conversations myself, and I’m trying to make sure that my own hobbies don’t go by the wayside, especially since we spend so much time together anyway.
Anyway… that’s me 🙂 Glad to meet you wonderful bees!