Post # 17
@Bamm – that is a great idea about volunteering. I had actually started that process before, I don’t know why it didn’t come to fruition. My aunt is a Big Sister and I think that it would be a great experience.
@BarefootBride – wow! That sounds like such a great experience. I must admit, I am a bit jealous as that is definitely something I would like to do.
@Corgi – exactly! I don’t know why I, most Americans it seems, are always looking for the ‘next big thing.’ My stepmother thinks I will do that with my husband but I think there is a big difference in getting anxious re:school/home versus your marriage.
@minutiae and ejs – thanks! I am definitely going try ‘calming down.’ I know MH would love it. I think I am going to try and take up crocheting again, if my arthritis can hande it and hopefully, that will help with some of the boredom.
Thanks for all your suggestions, ladies! Good luck to all of you with school/careers/buying a home/honeymoons (I am leaving for my belated one on Saturday!)/volunteering! You guys sound like a very busy bunch of women! 🙂
Post # 18
Right now, I’m in graduate school. My husband is going back to school this semester too (and it’s all paid by his company which is great!). I am trying to find a job but it’s taking a while.
We are going on a late honeymoon sometime this May I hope.
I’m hoping that we can sell our house in 2011 and buy a new one. My husband is in an internship program that ends that July and then we are going to decide where we want to live. We might move back to CO, might stay here, or move somewhere else. If we move at all, depends on if I find a job here that I don’t want to leave.
Other than that, no life plans really!
Post # 19
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
Fiance and I actually have an ongoing list of things we want to do after the wedding. Planning has put many of our hobbies on hold, so afterwards we’ll get to catch up on all our anime and videogames, upgrade the computer, go to more conventions, and split our money between house savings and traveling. He also wants to get a kitteh. I don’t think we’ll be bored anytime soon 🙂
Post # 20
Our only life plans are to work on a successful marriage!
Post # 21
well… if Fiance had his way i’d be pregnant right now… I have a 2 year old daughter and he is all about having our kids quickly, buying a house, and just living out our days raising babies and being in love. I on the other hand would like to wait at least a year after the wedding to think about babies and in that year buy a house, buy a nice family vehicle (we both have small cars and his is on its last leg) and THEN fill the house with kids. No more schooling for me.. i planned on going to college but i feel like the sponge of my brain is full, i’d rather just listen to my daughter soaking up all the things i teach her.
Post # 22
I will start planning my sister’s wedding! She is most likely getting married next November and I am glad to have another project after our wedding is over.
Post # 23
I majored in Photography and he in History with a focus on Japan. We are currently working and doing nothing related to our fields. But, we just applied in November to the JET Program (Japan Exchange and Teaching Program) and are waiting to hear back if we get into the interview stage, and planning to apply through other programs. We are also about same age as you and we figure we are young and not settled into anything that we can still pick up and live abroad if we want to. And we want to. So while working, we’re hoping economy will pick up a little bit here at home, and save up money, and come back to buy our first home. We’re getting married in February and that’s the same month we find out if we get interviews. If all works out, we could be moving by mid or end of 2010!
Post # 24
My fiance and I are actually moving to South Korea 3 weeks after the wedding (crazy I know) to go teach ESL for a year or two. We had planned that before we’d planned to get married and figured once we were engaged why not just do it before– great opportunity to see all our family and friends one last time before setting sail!
Afterwards, still have lots of schooling to do. I have only 1 more year at the most left, while he probably has multiple. He is super set on either law school or going straight through for a PhD so it’s likely the whole family thing will be a waaayyys down the road which is completely fine with me as we are so young! I also anticipate not owning any property for a long while….student debt= blech!
Post # 25
I guess you could say we are stuck in a rut, too! It’s not the greatest feeling in the world, is it? We were looking forward to things calming down a lot after the wedding, but we didn’t anticipate the way in which they would calm…it’s eye-opening. My husband is back to work as a seasonal firefighter (gone 4 days a week) and I am trying to keep my temporary, part-time job as long as possible…despite the lack of funding that has me working month to month in hopes of getting something more permanent. We have our cats, our dogs, and no kids in the near future. I finished school, have my BA and my MA, but the job outlook around here is bleak and I really would like something more fulfilling and within my degree…but it feels like we’re just playing the waiting game right now. And really, who likes playing the waiting game? 😉
Post # 26
I am in the final crunch right now so it’s hard to thing about life after the wedding, but our big plan will involve planning a belated honeymoon, remodeling the house, major landscaping in the backyard, and adopting a 2nd dog.
We’re saving our pennies, for sure. All I see on that list is dollar signs.
Post # 27
After the wedding we’re looking forward to returning to our normal lives. Then the year after we’re renting out our house for a year and doing a working holiday in New Zealand! Then maybe Europe and beyond! We’re both big travellers.
Post # 28
If I haven’t yet, I’ll be making it a point to my FI/future husband that we maintain excitement after marriage. For us, that means travel. We’ll be 21 (me) and 20 (him) when we’re married, and kids will be in our future. Hopefully going back to school (for me) will be in the plans, too. We were fortunate enough to buy our own house, so remodeling projects will keep us busy, too. However I REALLY want to make sure we set money aside to get away…a few times a year. (One big trip, and then smaller ones would be nice. By big, I just mean out of state!)