(Closed) Where were you this time last year? Reflection on progress.

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 17
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651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

November of last year I was working a lot, and was obsessing over getting engaged. I was toying with the idea of proposed to him. Then I got sick and had a really bad 8 months or so. He stepped it up and was a wonderful caregiver. That’s when I knew for sure he was the one. I knew before, but this just confirmed my feelings all along. 

I am fully recovered and we are stronger than ever. We have had many talks about the future and he has grown quite a bit. He has paid off the ring and is planning his proposal. While I am very impatient right now, I am excited what next year will bring!

Post # 18
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1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Last year my Fiance and I were dating for about 6 months around this time..we had begun to talk about marriage but I did NOT ever think he would propose around our 1 year and here we are.

I was working at a different company (now Im looking for work other than part time night shift) where they had me working terrible hours for terrible pay. So now Im partially unemployed as of last week but Im ok with it for now..Im enjoying sleeping in.

Otherwise not much has changed except weve roughly plotted out where we want to be within the next 5 years as far as marrige/children/home goes and its a nice security blanket.

Post # 19
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2979 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I was newly engaged and still glowing at my ring πŸ™‚

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

it was the second to last day of our honeymoon πŸ™‚  sounds like you had a big year and lots to celebrate – you’re probably closer than you realize after going through so much together!

Post # 21
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148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We were still in a LDR, just about to graduate college. Now we are living together, employed, and just about done with my ring! πŸ™‚

It’s funny how much changes in a year. I wonder where we’ll be next year!

Post # 22
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1511 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

This time last year I didn’t know the bee existed and marriage to my SO (of a year and 3 months at the time) hadn’t even crossed my mind. His sister had just gotten engaged (after having not even been with her bf for a year) and announced that she was pregnant. I was happily helping her plan their January 2011 wedding.

Post # 23
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153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This time last year I had been engaged for almost 1 whole week!

Now, we have been married for nearly 8 weeks.

Post # 24
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633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This time last year I was a stressed, frustrated waiting bee. Little did I know I would be engaged by the end of 2010. Hang in there ladies!!

Post # 25
Bee
6474 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

This time last year…. we were on holidays in Florida/Vegas/Canada/Hawaii. TAKE ME BACK! 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

This time last year, I was a student and living in a different city, together with my SO and a couple of girlies we’re friends with. I would have been mortified if SO proposed because I really didn’t want to be that girl getting engaged in uni. Since then, I have graduated, moved cities (to live at home, putting us back as long-distance), moved cities AGAIN (to live with SO again, and his best friend, in a new city) and secured myself a good job. Oh and my feelings about being engaged have changed dramatically. Literally the second I finished uni, I felt ready for this all to happen. It’s gonna be a long wait, though….. πŸ™‚

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee

Last Christmas, we had been dating exactly one year. I was at that point where I was hoping and hoping for a ring or some sign. He didn’t give me a ring but he started dropping hints.

I think it was in March of this year, when we had been dating 14  or 15 months, that he used the actual phrase “wedding ring” and said something about how he would have to put one on my finger.

A month or so after that I was going crazy because he wasn’t saying anything. So I asked him where this relationship was going and at that point he asked when my lease was up (this Christmas) and he said we should plan on moving in together at that point.

He still didn’t say anything about marriage though, so I told him the truth, that I don’t want to live together without a commitment. He said he thought we should plan on getting married the summer after moving in together (as in summer 2012), and I said that wouldn’t work for me. So he said that we could get married this Christmas.

Now we’re getting ready to take that step — and I am so excited! I want us to get married on Dec. 19, our two year anniversary of meeting each other for the first time.

I think this weekend he is going to give me a ring…. he dropped hints about it a couple of weeks ago, and this weekend is my birthday. So if and when that happens I’m going to see if he wants to do it on our anniversary. I can’t wait!

Post # 28
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339 posts
Helper bee

This time last year I was working full time waiting to go back to school in the spring because I failed a class and had to wait a semester to retake it!  MY SO and I weren’t dating yet, but we hung out a lot.  My Mom had surgery the day after Thanksgiving.  Wow this year is so much better πŸ™‚  Yay!

Post # 29
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484 posts
Helper bee

At this point last year, we had only lived together for a few months, and we were still getting used to it. We had just looked at some rings, but I knew SO wasn’t ready to pop the question yet. We were also planning our first Christmas together, with his parents, and it ended up being amazing πŸ™‚

This year we are going to my home country for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and I really can’t wait πŸ˜€ It’s actually our second trip there this year alone, and he is even trying to learn the language now πŸ™‚

I think a proposal is just around the corner. He told me recently he feels ready, and we have been talking about it a lot, so it’s just a matter of months now.

Post # 30
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294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

This time last year I was 5 days away from finally meeting my now Fiance. He lives in England and I live in NC. We had been Facebook friends and met playing Mafia Wars. After months of phone calls and Skype and emails he was coming to visit. So this time last year I was a nervous wreck! His visit was better than I could ever imagine and made plans for my trip to England while he was here. Now we are getting married January 7th 2012 and I can’t wait! 

Post # 31
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808 posts
Busy bee

Last Christmas I came home from his house and my mom was like let me see your hand. When she said that I thought he was going to propose since we’d been together for three years and didn’t do it! But I guess his mom told my mom he was getting me a promise ring for Christmas which obviously didn’t happen. I got it for my birthday in February instead. This year I graduated with my associates and got a semi-decent job (but I miss school and want to go back but I don’t know what for yet). He’ll be graduating with his associates in the spring. Hopefully we’ll be engaged by 2013.

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