I’ve never been one of those girls who dreamed about their wedding day. It wasn’t until I met C and knew we would one day get married that I opened up to the idea. But to be honest, it’s more the idea of marriage than an actual wedding that excites me.
On so many levels, I already feel married to C (he’d say the same!) so I was definitely ready to make it official even if the piece of paper is only a formality in our already committed relationship. If you are in or have been in a long-term relationship, you know that the terms “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” just don’t cut it anymore. I’m glad we waited (6 years!) but moving onto the next step even if it changes virtually nothing about our relationship feels like the right thing to do.
So I guess you could say I had marriage fever, and not wedding fever.
After the initial excitement of getting engaged had passed it hit me that we now had to plan a wedding. And I’ll be honest, I haven’t been all that keen on it. C and I sat down to talk about what we wanted and probably threw out 20 different ideas that we’d be happy with. Everything from City Hall to a wine country extravaganza sounded ideal. But ultimately, what we’ve realized is that while we feel like we get to celebrate finding each other every single day, there are so few opportunities in life to gather all the people you love in one room and celebrate them. Even though the stress and madness of wedding planning is totally getting to me, I try to remind myself of how special it is to have such an amazing crew of people willing to celebrate with us.
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It’s been almost a year since I last talked about my struggles with acne so I thought it was due time to give you guys an update.
*If you want to catch-up on my acne journey, you can do so HERE.
As I mentioned in the first post I wrote on the topic, I never in a million years imagined that I’d be writing this series. As someone who grew up with near-perfect skin, has been obsessed with skincare since my teenage years and also praises a healthy, balanced diet, I never expected I’d be struggling with acne. But let me tell you, it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.
Yup, I just said that.
My acne story has taught me so much about the importance of natural skincare, respecting your hormones and having a deep sense of compassion for anyone struggling with a public insecurity. I’ve learned the value of talking about these insecurities and how therapeutic and connecting it can be to be open and honest about the things you may not love about yourself.
I’ve also learned that no one has perfect skin.