- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2015
Final Check In: How did you do?
I made it 10 days, and then I broke the pact last night- when I found out that my SO’s brother is going to propose to his GF!!! They started dating years before us, so it is about time! I am so happy for them, but now I have to keep quite until he does it. We see them all the time, and he isn’t going to do it for a month (EEEK- he shouldn’t have told me!!!) It’s so weird to be on the “other side” of knowing that it is going to happen, while still waiting myself.
This has given me some insight that will help me with waiting. Sometimes we feel like they aren’t doing anything.. but there is excitment, anticipation, planning, and thought happening on the other side. It is so sweet and makes “waiting” a little more worth it.
Now I’m pretty sure we won’t get engaged for a WHILE… to let them have some time in the spotlight and all. The other thing I figured out is that SO will probably take his mom shopping. I was thinking he might not, since he wants it to be a surprise and his mom is so “get engaged already!” that I think I’ll be able to tell when he has bought it. The good news is that I can tell her about my ideal ring, without breaking the pact. Muahahah. Also, when we got home, he was being secretive on his phone… I’m going with he was looking at rings…
I kinda failed at this pact, but I really feel that if I wasn’t a part of this pact I wouldn’t shut up about it. So I try not to give myself to hard of a time with my slip ups!!
Well, I for one can’t wait for the new pact to begin, I need a fresh start! I was looking on When Geeks Wed last night and showed my SO a few things I thought were fun/unique. We watched a proposal video on there and he said the guy must have had a big budget to do that so I said, “You just have to have connections and you can get people to help you out if you tell them you are going to propose to your GF” And he was like, “Oh is that how you do it? Dropping hints, huh?!” I was like “No! I’m just saything that’s probably what that guy did”
Also, with my birthday coming up he asked me to create a wishlist cause he is very hit or miss if left to his own devices. Of course I put my dream ring on there… but I put a lot of other stuff on there too because I know he won’t be proposing for my birthday. But at least if it stays on the list he won’t have to ask me about it later and it truely will be a surprise whenever he is ready to pop the question!
I mostly followed the pact. The most shcking part was I actually followed the wedding show mandate, which I thought would be the hardest! My only violation was asking if I needed to sign for any packages this week, as I am on break and the Boyfriend or Best Friend works all day. Sadly, I do not think that the ring will arrive on the original date promised.. Fighting disappointment, because I know it’s the price to pay when one uses a custom vendor.
@Squirrelz15: Don’t feel too bad about slip ups! Keeping busy helped me immensly.
yes i’m trying to keep busy. Though not to busy because I want to spend time with my SO before he heads out of town for almost a week. I need to SIUP though because I really think he’s planning to do it before he leaves for his trip. EEP!!
He knows me too well.
When will the new pact start? I wanna do this. We just started ring shopping and we’ve been toogether 5 years in december. I am very impatiently waiting. Lol
I haven’t slipped up yet! I think the pact is working!
Does the new pact start today or tomorrow?
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