Post # 1
What did you do while you were waiting to keep the excitement / anxiety / **WANT IT NOW** energy at bay?
My SO and I have been together for nearly 5 years, lived together for close to 3 years, and are totally ingrained in one another’s lives! We’re also very happy and I believe I truly have the support system built that I’ve always wanted. We started discussing marriage seriously in February, and mapped out our timeline – with the engagement happening by this fall. Now the date is getting closer, and although I am confident that it is going to happen, I’m growing impatient! My poor SO even asked me to stop asking questions so I don’t spoil the surprise (note: I am the planner of all things; he is much more laid back and go with the flow – making us a good balance but making me a little crazy when I don’t get to make the plans 🙂 ).
Anywho – what did you do while you were waiting to maintain sanity / keep from exploding with anticipation?
Sidenote: It also doesn’t help that we are CONSTANTLY asked when we are getting engaged by friends, family, coworkers, etc. It takes all my power to just laugh off their questions!
Post # 2
Engagement has been a frequent topic of discussion between my boyfriend and I for the last few months (we are in our late 20s) as we know we want to spend the rest of our lives together. He is very close with my family, and my family are terrible at keeping secrets, so it’s been hinted to me by my sister, one of my brothers and my brother in law that he may have the ring…
Our anniversary is next month and I’m trying not to think about it as I know he and I are on the same page as far as timeline and intentions. I work 40 hours a week and FILL every other minute with activities. I cycle avidly, we rock climb together and with friends after work, are filling weekends with beach days, family barbecues, visiting the local botanical gardens, I scheduled us a mini photo shoot just for fun (lol) to fill up a weekend afternoon, and we’re going river tubing the weekend before our anniversary. We also play frisbee and tennis with our friend group on lazy afternoons.
I can’t say whether my advice is good, but it works for me. I hate being bored and wondering about things, so even if I find myself with nothing to do I’ll go for a walk or clean my car, the house, do laundry, until I’m too tired to do anything but sit on the beach or watch TV. It’s really imnproved my mood and helped me to feel content, letting things happen naturally. THe last thing I want is for my SO to feel any pressure – engagement is a big step.
Post # 3
softdrink77 : HAHAHA your mini photo session – you kill me!
I love it. I’m currently working 40 hrs a week, taking two college courses online (already have my degree- this is for another program), dog sit on the weekends, have a regular yoga practice, and am trying to break into a new role at work!! So I am already employing this tactic but the 5 minutes I have unscheduled sometimes allows my thoughts to drift – maybe I need to start meditating more 🙂
Post # 4
LOL yeah, the photoshoot is super silly. But something I’ve never done before and on a beautiful beach, and at a promotional price, so I thought why not 😛 All in the name of branching out haha.
Sounds like you’re super busy and in a great spot right now though – I’m sure meditating has a lot of benefits! Yoga is a good one, too. 🙂