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November 29, 2018: Thursday Thoughts

The days are getting colder…not that much to be inside all the time, but a chill is definitely in the air. I’m taking advantage of all the seasonable days I have. Winter will be here before we know it.

I got in contact with my cousin yesterday, to see if we can get together to find shoes for my wedding. It’s so impossible to get in touch with her for anything, but she and her daughter will be in the wedding, so I would like for her to be involved in some way. I will see what transpires.

November 4, 2018: Planning

Today ends ‘Daylight Savings’ time, or that period when it gets darker mich earlier. Aside from gaining that extra hour of sleep, there isn’t much that changes. As I get older, what my grandfather always shares with me about this day is true: people re-enter their daily routine, nothing changes.

For myself, I continue to stay busy, prepping for my class this week, gathering materials. Since this month’s curriculum focuses on Food, I can easily gather empty cartons and boxes from home. I’ve learned that you need to rely on yourself to gather resources for curriculum planning, so I’ve been pretty preoccupied the past week.

Along with curriculum planning, I’m gathering more ideas for my wedding. Pintrest has been very helpful in collecting useful visuals. Surprisingly, I found a useful idea in floral arrangements this week at work. My goal is to have sunflowers and lilacs as a main theme, and someone brought in flowers with this exact color scheme. I loved how my vision for florals (indirectly) came to life!

October 22, 2018: 300 Days

This morning I began looking through the ‘Together for Life’ readings we need to select for the wedding next year. At first glance it feels overwhelming. So many passages to choose from! Some feeling too lengthy, too short, or too limiting. As I spent more time searching, my mind settled somewhat. The readings all were meaningful, I just need to find the ones that will apply to mine and Andy’s big day. The book details the entire service, so I found myself imagining our day as I’m reading each phase of the ceremony. It made me feel a little excited!

There are so many other details that I now need to worry about, such as florals and aesthetics. And finding a way to include my mom in the ceremony. Knowing that she’s no longer here, yet having her with us.

It will soon be August before I know it, and I want my wedding to be a memorable experience.

September 27, 2018: Thursday Thoughts

I picked up my wedding dress today. Since there’s still some time before my wedding, I need to store it at home for a while before taking it to get altered. I didn’t expect to have so much time to wait before alterations. Really glad that the dress search is done with though.

Tomorrow after work Andy and I are going to spend time with good friends ftom Pennsylvania. There’s a birthday celebration taking place, and it will be so much fun to gather and catch up.

September 24, 2018: New Mail and Books

I received a couple exciting items in the mail today. The first item was the Turnip2020 mug I ordered through Teespring.com . Due to the upcoming 2018 election, Turnip2020 has been the popular site to frequent on Twitter in recent weeks. The Turnip2020 movement stands for a positive change from the GOP stronghold. I find the idea of supporting a turnip for positive change quite original. I can’t wait to use my new mug tomorrow morning!

The second item that came in is the book ‘Together for Life’. This contains the passages Andy and I will read through and select from for our wedding. I glanced through it a little bit so far, and what I’ve seen is beautiful. It’s great that we have some time to look through the book.

And now, back to catching up to my reading. I’m still reading through ‘Gateway to Fourline’. Mainly because I haven’t made the time to tackle the book. I need to tend to my passions more seriously.

September 16, 2018: Coming to Terms

Truly thankful that I had a good night’s sleep. While I know that it’s still the weekend, of course I would get a decent night’s sleep, it actually has been difficult. For the past couple weeks, I’ve been waking up several times during the night. I could not get to sleep, and it was frustrating.

I live through work struggles and life struggles day by day, but last night my thoughts on all these difficulties came crashing in on me at once. Handling a wedding, while working a job with limited pay, stresses me out to no end. I agonize and overanalyze, but I came to a realization that this is the lesson I need to work through right now.

Does it mean that life will automatically get easier? It’s up to how I travel through my life path at this point. Coming to terms with my difficulties, while blending my passions, may be the key to living a more peaceful life.