Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Lighter


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On October 15th, Chris and I got married.

After six and a half years together, the day finally arrived. Everything went so well that I could hardly believe it - there was no last minute crises, the weather was beautiful, and everything looked just as I imagined it. We ate, drank, danced, and celebrated all night. I wasn't nervous or scared, I was excited. The whole day was a fairytale.

Despite loving every minute of our wedding weekend, a change occurred in me when I knew it was all over. As the last guest left our home on Sunday, I felt a weight lift off my shoulders. I felt relieved - relieved that all of the insignificant worries that had taken over my life for the last year were gone. I was done missing my kids' bedtimes for late-night vendor meetings. I was done with worrying about who wouldn't show up and who would sit where. I was done running to the craft store on every lunch break I had, and I was done thinking about little details that I knew would mean so little in the grand scheme of things.

Not only did the occurrence of our wedding mean that I could stop focusing on planning the wedding, it meant so much more. For the first time since I was 17 years old, I had no big life events on my radar. Chris and I are now married, have all of our children, have our education, own a home, and have established careers as well as personal lives and hobbies. To be honest, I feel pretty accomplished. I'm exactly where I've always wanted to be at 26 years old, and it feels amazing.

I feel lighter, and for the first time, I feel like our family is starting fresh. A new chapter of our lives has begun where we get to enjoy our home, save our money, and watch our children grow. We get to live and refine our everyday lives as well as focus on our personal goals. I've never been so excited for the future.

In a few weeks, I'll be beginning a series on our wedding. I plan on sharing the process and all of the details that wen't into our special day. I just wanted to share this post first, mostly because my post wedding mind needed a creative outlet.

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