2015 was a big, big year for me all culminating in our wedding in October. It took about a year and a half of planning to put the whole thing together. It was to sum it up, stressful. I know people say wedding planning is hard, but I really had no idea what I was in for. And although the day was beautiful and amazing, the planning part was not fun. It took over my life. As a (sometimes) Type A, organized person, it was hard to think of anything else. On my way to work, while I worked, on the way home, and at home after work. All this time was spent thinking and stressing and making endless lists and Excel spreadsheets.
As fun as it was putting all the details together, it was draining. It’s a big mix of emotions, it’s stress over money and planning with wanting to look camera ready to the “oh shit! we’re getting married, I guess we’re adults now” moment. For an anxious person like myself who isn’t the biggest fan of the spotlight, it was a lot.
However – I don’t think I’ve ever felt more loved and supported. My (now) husband, my best friend, my parents, so many people were there to support me and give me hug after hug after each and every freak out. Then on that special day, looking out and seeing everyone I loved having fun and sacrificing their time and energy for us…it was beautiful. Knowing I had married the person who makes me smile and makes me happier and more secure than I ever thought possible combined with feeling the love and joy of my friends, it made it all worth it. It honestly left me speechless and further affirmed that I have the right people in my life.
So here’s to 2016! Filled with growth and more big changes and hopefully lots more posts.