Wednesday, April 17, 2013

17 days!!!

Wow. Life has definitely not slowed down ONE BIT lately. I haven't really posted since being engaged! Between wedding planning, work, wedding showers, and trying to pack up my house, my life has been chaotic! But I wouldn't want it any other way.

Wedding planning is a process. I've helped plan weddings before. But never have I ever planned a wedding in four months. It's been so much fun! Not super stressful. Although I've had my stressed moments of course. Everything seems to be coming together though. I just cannot believe in 17 days I will be a married woman with a new last name. 

I. Am. Stoked.

With that said, I have to admit I am sad to be leaving OBU. Ouachita has been my home for almost seven years. I've grown up so much here. I've learned so much here. I've made so many friends, and even though some of them have moved away after graduation, I still have friends here. New friends. Friends I am going to greatly miss after April 27th. 

I am so excited about this new chapter in my life! I can't wait to be a wife and, one day, a mother. I'm also excited that I get to start this new chapter in a new state! I will miss Arkansas and it will always be my home state. But I think Louisiana has some great things in store for me. :)

I think I will wrap this up with a little advice. I realize my opinion isn't always the best or even important, but I just wanted to get this out there. To girls getting married or planning to get married one day, please remember that weddings are so overrated. I know, I know. I can't believe I just said that either. But to some extent, it is true. I love weddings. I love love. I love watching people in love. I've been dreaming of my "big day" since I can remember! But flowers die. Cake gets stale. Wedding dresses fade. All that matters is the love between you and your husband-to-be and that your love is centered on God. As long as He is glorified that day, that's all that matters. If there's anything you take from this, please take this: it's your day. Don't try and compare it to anyone else's. Make it specific to you and your husband-to-be's likes and interests. Don't feel pressure to "Keep Up with the Jones'" [or the Kardashian's]. And believe me, I've had to coach myself on this throughout this whole process. So I speak from experience.

Until next time,

P.S. I have loved my "All Things Girl" blog. But get excited about a new blog coming up after I'm all married off!

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