Post # 1
Do any Waiting Bees feel that 2013 is flying right by? Or am I the only one? I mean, seriously, May is almost over and I feel like March was only yesterday. For those with a 2013 timeline, it’ll be here before you know it.
Here are some waiting tips that have helped me:
1) Make yourself scarce. I DO NOT mean this in the playing games way, but for those couples that live together, how is your SO supposed to come up with a proposal/buy the ring/etc. if you are always around? I mean, it’s basic logistics! 🙂 Go out with friends, go on solo dates by yourself, etc..
2) You probably have some unpleasant tasks to conquer before the proposal, right? Paying off debt? Finishing school? Getting a job? Well, focus on BEING POSITIVE about these tough tasks and before you know it, they will not only be accomplished, but you will be even CLOSER to your timeline. 🙂
3) Focus on self-improvement whether it be physical, mental, or emotional. I’ve been working out lately and being a total Youtube beauty tutorial whore. I want to look my BEST when I get engaged, and it’s best to start NOW. 🙂 Once I finish school this summer, I plan to read some more challenging books to really stimulate my mind to improve mentally. As for emotional? I’ve found that hanging out with my female friends really helps in that department, so make sure to do something like that.
I would love to hear how the rest of you Waiting Bees are counting down the days!
Post # 3
@MrsNewDay: This is a great, upbeat thread 🙂 Nice choice.
I’m a big fan of the self-improvement tool to pass time. I’ve been painting and drawing like a mad woman recently, as well as keeping up with my spray tan and hair 🙂 I’ve also bought some new books and have been cooking every night. I think sometimes nagging stems from boredom :-p
Post # 4
I know i’ts going so quickly!
Seeing as I don’t yet live with my SO, I have been trying to improve my domestic skills – Mainly cooking stuff from scratch without using packets/jars/pre made stuff to cheat.
got a never ending sea of study to get through so focussing on doing that and doing it well. 🙂
Post # 5
@badabing88: I wish I could focus on drawing and painting. I love making collages with colored construction paper and color filter photos. I will post pic of one I did for SO in a little bit. I am currently finishing up Masters so no time!
@HopefulSim: Yes! When I was single in late 20s, I really honed my cleaning and cooking skills. Now I have to finish up school… Blah.
We can do it!
Post # 6
This is a great message!! My timeline is also 2013. And it is flying by I agree! I just finished school for the semester and I’m working a lot and I’m going to join a gym. Hopefully these things will keep my mind off of the upcoming proposal. Does anyone else constantly think it might happen? Like at random times? I feel suspicious ALL the time. I honestly have NO IDEA how he’s going to surprise me. But I’m excited to see him try!! 🙂
Post # 7
Jus posted on here the other day about how fast this year was going. 🙂
The past few months have been consumed with work being crazy busy, working on my master’s, overhauling my poor diet, and trying to read 2 books a month. Keeping busy has honestly helped so much during this waiting process.
Post # 8
@MrsNewDay: I think 1 is definitely a must, it’s kind of surprising that you don’t realize he needs the “alone” time to do his work… unless, of course, you and him have decide you’re going hunting for it together 🙂
Post # 9
@MrsNewDay: also have been eating better & working out…& paying off debt!
@badabing88: I am getting back into my crafting because my two friends who are getting married in August have asked me to draw their wedding guest tree!
Post # 10
@MrsNewDay: Awesome thread 🙂 my timeline is very similar, I was told it will happen before May next year! This May is almost over so I’m excited already. I find solo dates and hanging out with friends is a great way to make time fly. I have also picked up a hobby along the way and time is flying!
Post # 11
Great post. I also agree that this year is FLYING by! Can’t beleive we’re just about mid year already… seems like it was just February to me.
I’m focusing on working really hard at my job, going to start hitting the gym more regularly, and find some great books to read during my downtime this summer. I have a vacation coming up and also a special visitor coming in from out of town which I’m really excited for.
Post # 12
@MrsNewDay: it really is going fast! when i’m done school for the summer we’ll be long distance for 4 months because we each got great opportunities we couldn’t pass up on opposite coasts. so staying busy this summer will be really important so i don’t miss him too much!
i’m hoping to read alot – it’s hard to read for pleasure while in university and i miss it. i’m also going to focus on having time with my extended family because once i graduate from university i won’t live in that city anymore – so it’s important that i appreciate this ‘last summer’ of sorts.
i’ll be at my cottage so lots of opportunities for swimming, kayaking, sailing etc – i can’t wait!
Post # 13
@peonyinlove: Omg… Yes, once I am done with my Masters program this summer, I will be doing LOTS of Kindle reading. Your summer sounds like a BLAST. It will definitely fly by and your waiting will be over before you know it! 🙂
Post # 14
I’m so hoping for this year too. I am working on school right now and figuring how I can also have a job and contribute to our income, but it’s kind of out of my control. I just need to finish the application and wait. I’m also working hard to spend less.
Post # 15
Oh, and I’ll be away for 6 weeks this summer. Hoping he realizes he can’t live without me 😉
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo
Aww man the year is flying by, can’t believe my birthday is next week T.T it’s only been a month since the anniversary though and it’s the next one of those that I’m really waiting for!
im realising that 2013 probably isn’t going to be my year, and that I read too much into the few discussions I’ve plucked up the courage to initiate. But thats okay, the summer should bring some other nice things my way, boyfriend seems to want to take me fun places when his college year is done 🙂