Holy hell, I am engaged!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I admit to being somewhat MIA lately as life has been quite the rollercoaster. On March 10th Mike proposed and I said YES. Contrary to my oversharing on this blog, I like to keep my relationship very private. Our engagement followed suit with Mike proposing in our apartment, just the two of us. Afterwards we met our families at a nearby bar, and then headed to a party to celebrate with our closest friends. It surpassed all my expectations and I wish I could go back and relive that Friday over again.
Growing up I always told myself I would not get married before 30 (cue the “God laughs at plans” quote). Instead, now I am 26 and engaged to my bestest pal who I can’t wait to annoy forever. I was very vocal with Mike about the fact that I wanted to be engaged and the type of ring I wanted. In my opinion, long gone are the days where women are to stay silent in one of the biggest decisions of their lives. Some people may feel it’s unromantic to have these realistic discussions with your partner before you have taken that final official commitment. However, marriage is a BIG FREAKING DEAL and romance is only one part of that relationship. Yes, love is awesome but I also want to be logical when deciding if I want to spend THE REST OF MY LIFE with someone. I encourage everyone to break out of traditional gender roles surrounding engagements and marriage and just be honest with your feelings.
My dad, yes, my dad, once gave me a great piece of advice about relationships. He told me, “you could go to bed with the most attractive person in the world, but you’re still going to have to roll over in the morning and talk to them—better make sure it’s a good one.”
In other news, I’m obsessed with wearing white on white (these pictures were taken before our engagement, I promise!!!). I paired the Gap jeans with Converse because I am a creature of comfort. Throw in a scarf, or colorful purse with your white and cream outfit and you will be looking like a bride in no time.