10Q #1: Describe a significant experience that has happened in the past year. How did it affect you? Are you grateful? Relieved? Resentful? Inspired?

Describe a significant experience that has happened in the past year. How did it affect you? Are you grateful? Relieved? Resentful? Inspired?

Holy schnikes! I got engaged! After nearly 10 years together, Barbie and I are finally going to tie that idiomatic knot!

I’m simultaneously excited and terrified at this prospect. Even though I kinda sorta already got at least to this point (well, no, I never actually got this far…just over 30 days to go), this is something wholly different than my previous experiences. This is just…right.

I know that’s what they always say, but it’s pretty true. When you know, you know. It’s kinda crazy, but here we are. I’m certainly looking forward to this new adventure!

At the same time, it’s a lot of coordination and work–especially since we’re on a bit of a compressed timeline. We figured to go ahead and “knock it out” this year so we could both start to transition our professional and personal lives into this new union. In light of us being together for the better part of a decade, there’s not much sense in a prolonged engagement. Additionally, we’re at a point in our lives where we’re moving forward with our financial lives, and a flashy (read: “expensive”) wedding is just not a priority. That being the case, it’s even more work to coordinate all of the individual things that so-called wedding planners get paid to do.

It’s going to be a simple affair, but it’s going to be nice, and it’s going to be us, and–at the end of the day–that’s what really matters.

Previously

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