I’ve been thinking for a long time about writing this blog post but figured honestly had a hard time formulating my thoughts into words. Being engaged has been the most exciting chapter of my life so far, but also oddly enough the shortest. For years I have looked forward to this time where I would be preparing to share my life with the one I love.
With all this excitement I also experience moments of fear… fear that I am not taking every moment possible to enjoy this season of life. I am so blessed to find the person who I want to spend my forever and sometimes while planning our forever I forget to live in the now. These are a few ways I have been working to be more present and make the most of my engaged season of life.
Do All The Things
I mean it. Take those silly wedding dance lessons, go to every cake tasting you can and enjoy all the things that we list out on a to-do list that feel more like work than fun. You will never be able to experience those things again (hopefully!).
Know Who You Are As A Couple
Some Days it will seem easier than others but before you begin the next chapter embrace the time where all that matters is the two of you as a couple and the love and excitement you hold for one another. I learn something new about Justin everyday. That used to scare me but now I find this as just another part of our adventure. Its funny to think that a wedding changes nothing but also changes everything at the same time. Know who you are now and lean into that for the future.
Enjoy The Little Moments
Talk about your dreams. Simply enjoy the presence and calmness of being in the company of the one you will choose forever with. There is so much life to live and a wedding doesn’t have to be the start or ending of any of that. Enjoying the little moments can be the greatest gift. Some of my favorite moments so far is seeing how far we have grown and come together as a couple to make new and sometimes hard decisions. I know through it all we are growing and growing together.
Being engaged doesn’t mean that we have to have everything figured out. It just means that you’ve chosen who to figure it out with.