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Running Out of Time

Wow, I can’t believe I haven’t blogged in a week.  I’m normally so good about blogging just about everyday, but time has become an elusive thing as the days until our wedding slip away.  I keep pushing back – I’ve got too much to do, everything needs to slow down!  But everything keeps pushing forward just the same.  I keep taking on more and more projects – personal, wedding, and work.  And then finding myself feeling a little frantic when I can’t accomplish everything I need to do in the allotted amount of time.  I’m thinking I might just give up sleep until the wedding, so I’ll have a full 24 hours to work.

I worry that I’m not enjoying this lead up to the wedding enough.  That I haven’t been present in the moment enough.  I’ve been so anxious to get through all of this that I maybe haven’t stopped to look around as much as I should.  I’ve been engaged for a year and a half – it’s been this, obviously, crazy huge thing in my life.  The biggest thing that’s ever happened to me.  And in a month and a half… I’ll be married.  And then that will be the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me.  But until we get there… I want to make sure I’m enjoying it here.

Transitioning from engaged to married will be beyond amazing.  I cannot even explain how excited I am to marry John, to be each other’s family.  But then I have to say goodbye to this little place called engaged that I’ve been living in for so long.  And although it will be nice to move on, it was nice here too.  I’ll never be engaged again, so I want to make sure I stay present right here in the moment until it’s time for the next part of my life.  And that may mean saying no to things more, and not filling my plate too full.  And that’s okay.  I’m going to stop and slow down and smell the flowers here and spend as much time as I can with my wonderful fiance, enjoying this magical lead up to our wedding day and marriage.

So in the spirit of not taking on more than I can handle… I only have FOUR dates left on which you can schedule a photo session before the wedding day.  That’s it!  My September is almost completely booked, so please email me if you were hoping to schedule a portrait session before I’m gone for three weeks!

And because every post needs a picture, John and I went and picked out our wedding bands last week.  It was such an incredible experience, picking out these rings with each other that we’d be wearing the rest of our lives.  I thought the menu tasting was my favorite part of this whole thing, but I think it was really picking out our bands together: