It’s been an exciting couple of months since we got engaged in St. Lucia – if you haven’t read the proposal story yet… It’s a good one (seriously, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy, it’s a long one).
While this is an extremely exciting time in our lives, and the start of a new chapter, I wanted to write this blog post for anyone out there who may be anxiously awaiting their next chapters.
Your 20’s are this weird time when everyone’s in completely different stages in life.
Some of my friends are going back to grad school. Some of them are having kids. Some of them just got married. And some of them, like us, just got engaged. Others are single and livin’ their lives.
I think that society puts this pressure on us to always be moving onto the “next stage”.
Before you get engaged it’s, “when’s he proposing?” Then after you get engaged it’s, “when’s the wedding?!”. Then after you’re married, it’s “when are you buying a house?” Then after the house it’s, “when are you having kids?” And then after your first kid it’s, “when are you having more?!” Do you see what I’m getting at?
Because, the truth is… Not much has changed.
We still goof around with each other, laugh about stupid things, go to the same restaurants, enjoy doing the same things.
Billy still stands in as the “model” when I’m testing a location for an outfit 😉
We still enjoy spicy margaritas + tacos.
We still go to work every single day.
We still go on bubble tea dates (I get the coconut milk with extra boba – Billy always gets some gross wheatgrass filled smoothie).
Billy still drags me around the eastern seaboard going mountain biking, dirt biking + everything in-between.
Yes, we are extremely excited and blessed to have each other.
But getting engaged doesn’t change much. And, I have a feeling that being married won’t either :).
Now, I understand not all situations are the same. I can totally see how if you didn’t live with your significant other before getting engaged / married it could absolutely feel different. However, we’ve lived together for 2+ years, work together, eat together, and literally do (most) things under the sun together.
When you’ve found the person you’re meant to spend forever with, you already knew that they were going to be in your life since the day you met them. At least that’s how it was for me.
I will say, there is a greater sense of comfort and security – as well as a huge sense of excitement and it’s amazing to see how many loved ones + people in our lives are excited for us.
So, the point of this post is to say that no matter where you are right now in your life. Single. Married. Dating. Been in a relationship for 5 years. Been in a relationship for 2 months.
Enjoy this time in your life!
Don’t always be rushing for the next thing or pushing for the next stage in life.
A ring, a piece of paper, a house, or anything else external does NOT define your love story, your relationship or where you’re at 🙂 It’s how you feel on the inside + your relationship that counts!
Everything happens in it’s perfect timing. I truly believe that 🙂