Things I’m looking forward to [Update]

  1. FINISHING wedding planning
    1. Suits, rehearsal dinner, grooms cake, DJ things (music, extras)
    2. The update: Suits are still coming. But the rehearsal dinner is all but planned, the grooms cake is ordered, and we’re slowly working our way through the DJ options. I feel less overwhelmed by all of this
  2. All the fun parts of wedding planning: Bach party, family, the shower…
    1. This part is an island. We are alone making decisions. In a few months, more people will be involved in celebrating. This part is quiet and expensive.
    2. The update: Everything is getting close. March is the last month of pure planning. Starting in April, everything ramps up.
  3. The actual wedding
    1. The update: I am still looking forward to the wedding. But now even more so, because it’s all “coming together”. It’s less abstract than before, and I think it’s going to be a little over the top and absolutely amazing. Mark got his wedding band the other day, and it was really neat seeing him wearing this beautiful gold ring from Tiffany’s… yes he gets his own blue box too.
      Cigar roller. Succulents. Mirror booth. It’s going to be special.
  4. Buying a house by the beach
    1. The update: Or wherever we end up buying. While we aren’t buying a house until after the wedding, Mark and I keep looking every week. But before we buy a new house..
  5. Finding a new job
    1. The update: I would like a new job and higher salary before we buy the house, so we’re approved for a larger mortgage. Not that we will buy the most expensive thing, but it would be nice to expand our options. I don’t despise my job as much as I did a month ago, I’ve chilled. But I will be ready to look and move on after the wedding.
  6. Getting a dog
    1. The update: Yes still looking the most forward to this! Sandy the Golden Retriever. I am thinking you into existence.



  1. The few unresolved parts of wedding planning that I need to decide on w/ Mark
    1. The update: I am not annoyed at all. We’re piecing it together, and have plenty of time still.
  2. my job, godddddddddddamnit
    1. The update: I’m relaxed. Six hours at the spa Saturday and purposely changing my perspective have helped. Work is going well.
  3. how pale I am.
    1. The update: I’ve started tanning. It’ll take months until I’m normal colored anyway. I will never be tan.