- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2016
Hi everyone: I’m excited to actually write! I’ve been lurking for a few months -it’s been really helpful dealing with the frustrations of ‘waiting”!
My little bit of background: I’m 25, and my SO is 24. We’re thisclose to graduating college (me in April, him in December) and we’ve been together and cohabitating for nearly five years.
We have an adorable little “family” of us and our two furbabies (dog and a cat) and we’re thinking about relocating once he’s out of school. Admittedly, I’m not super keen on leaving my hometown without a commitment beyond “trust me, we’ll get married one day”…. but I also don’t feel like it’s a deal-killer. We’re a team, married or not.
I’m crazy. lol. I’m pretty much wedding/marriage obsessed, which I know we all are guilty of at times. A ridiculous number of my friends have gotten engaged in the last year.
My SO has a large family with a lot of cousins around the same age. One just recently got married; one will be getting married this summer, and one got engaged on Christmas 2012.
All of the aforementioned cousins and their (fiancees/wives) have been together less time than us, and so I know SO has heard a few comments. (P.S. No jealousy or ill-will here -super stoked for everyone!) On Boxing Day, SO’s sister (who is my age) txted me : “Make sure SO gets COUSIN#3’s jeweler’s phone number!!”
Valentine’s day will be the fifth anniversary of our first date, and the end of March is our actual fifth anniversary. I’m most definitely not even bothering to cross my fingers. I know he’s not ready… plus he’ll most likely be in class til 9 or 10 p.m. on Valentine’s (so it’s up to me to bring the romance! <3) and he’ll probably have to work on our anniversary.
Just wanted to introduce myself… Stoked to “meet” you all!