Wednesday, September 3, 2008

One Year, Two Months and Eleven Days

Before I began to write this, I asked myself “who would actually be interested in reading this?” Then I thought to myself, any person who has gone through, may go through or is going through all of the events that have occupied every inch of my life to date. So I simply began typing not only as a way to share my adventures with others but also as a way to try to remain sane as the process unfolds of all the tasks that encompass planning a wedding and remodeling a house.

Every day, thus far, during the process has included laughter, sadness, frustration, determination and an “I can do it by myself” along with an “I can’t do it by myself” attitude with the topping on the cake being an unbelievable amount of love and support that you never really appreciate until it is put to the test.

BUT before I jump right into it, I think it is only fair to take a step back. It is important to know how this all started in order to understand the events that are forthcoming. First off, my name is Jess and I am 28 years of age. I met my fiance when I was 19 and we were friends before we started to date and upon dating, I moved in with him almost immediately. Four years later, we purchased our first home {also known as the “fixer-upper”} and two years preceding that, the 'question' was popped and I mark that moment as the happiest day of my life.

I am an avid runner and self proclaimed klutz. My motto is the old adverb that anything that can go wrong will…however, if you try to find humor in it all along with perhaps a zanax and a little concealer for the dark circles, it will all be okay. The above noted may not seem like much information to go off of, but trust me, there will be enough said in future blogs that will make you feel like you just married me!

I leave on this note, planning a wedding is supposed to be fun, but I am sure who ever said that was not redoing their home, working full time, going to school full time AND trying to fit in a daily run and maybe even some snuzzle time.


John at Hella Sound said...

Wait a second--you're getting married in Nov 09? Nice! As a husband of a woman who has done the planning, remember: breathe, make it what you want it, and enjoy every step of the way. After all the months of planning and discussion and BS, we were able to let it all go the day of and had the most amazing time.

Truly, good stuff.

Good luck on your impending nuptials and your running! Got any races coming up?

NoxysNotions said...

It is not that far off I'm afraid! Getting married in April 2009, less than 7 months. The headline is a little misleading, it is basically the amount of time from the day he proposed to the day of the wedding. Thank you so much for your comment!

I have yet to enter into a race, but my goal for next year is to enter the 5K my town has every year.