In non-running news, I will admit that I’ve been a total stressball since John and I got engaged.
Should we have a real wedding? No, let’s just do family only. Well, it would be nice to have a few friends. Screw it, let’s just go to the courthouse and get it over with. No, I want a wedding. Maybe we should have a destination wedding? No, let’s get married somewhere in Bellingham.
Oh. My. God. I think I’ve changed my mind a hundred times in the last month. I’m an indecisive person in general, but this is a bit much.
Thankfully, my co-worker Jon snapped me back to reality when he told me, “Megan, stop stressing. Just enjoy being engaged.” Interesting suggestion and even more interesting if you know Jon. Jon is a total stressball; he drinks 4+ venti americanos a day (each with four shots) and paces at his desk. He’s totally wired and has a stressful job dealing with clients. And he’s telling ME to calm down.
Hmmm, so I gave it some thought and decided to take it one step at a time. First step? I did my first wedding related thing and made an appointment to have our engagement pictures taken. I was really proud of myself for taking this first step!
Second step? John’s family threw us an engagement party last weekend.
As a result of this step, we decided on a bunch of other things, including venue (John’s sister’s gorgeous backyard), date (August 10, 2013), and color (teal/turquoise). I also came to the conclusion that this is John and my wedding, so it should represent the things that we love and enjoy. It’s a celebration of our love and commitment to each other, and the wedding should be a reflection of that.
Now that we have a general plan and everyone seems to be on board with our desire for a low-cost, low-stress wedding, I feel relaxed and EXCITED for the big day. So long stressball Megan, hello amazeballs Megan!