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6 weeks to go!

In less than 6 weeks, I’ll be a “Mrs.”

Where did the time go??!

The culmination of the start of the new school year, mixed with a ton of days off in September and working on all the little things that add up for the wedding, has left me in a constant state of busy.

I’m trying to find a balance between finishing an online grad course, planning for my students, grading assessments, working with a co-teacher for the first time, and, of course, wedding schtuff. I’m grateful our bridal shower was the last Sunday in August– I wouldn’t have been able to cope with a bridal shower in the midst of the school year!

So, my mantra for the next 6 weeks is “Breathe. Just breathe.”

Hope September is going swimmingly for all of you!10410207_10155993038985416_1290248524312363375_n



Today was a beautiful day spent in Staten Island with my love and my sister. After tabling with Gay Bride Guide at North Jersey Pride, GBG was invited to table at Staten Island Pride Fest , which was held at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.

There, Gay Bride Guide revealed some of the brand new items we’ll be selling in our Etsy shop!







Today was perfect. I’m so lucky.


Why I’m okay with not having met my 2014 goals

The concept of new years resolutions usually taunts me, primarily because I forget my resolutions within 3 days.

Last year, I made 3 (seemingly) simple goals:

  1. Blog everyday.
  2. Save money for our wedding.
  3. Write a book.

I managed to blog every day through April 30th. Then, I realized I was burnt out. Trying to juxtapose daily blogging with my first year of teaching, with a sprinkling of wedding planning, was overwhelming. (I’m getting overwhelmed just thinking about it!)

I managed to put aside a bit less than 1 paycheck a month for our wedding. This was a BIG DEAL, especially since I get paid bi-weekly! I’m grateful to still be living at home rent-free, and to have had the opportunity to get so far ahead in saving for our wedding during 2014.

I’ve written layouts for books. I’ve managed to get a few dozen pages done. I’ve written a few children’s books. I just haven’t shared them with anybody.

Even though I didn’t make my 2014 goals a concrete reality, I feel like a success. With time, goals and dreams change. So does motivation to achieve goals. It’s not necessary to feel terrible if you don’t meet your goals.

So, in 2015, I’m making a simpler set of goals:

  1. Be happy (or happier!).
    2014 was a phenomenal year, but it was also full of stress. While I know this coming year will have its own stressors, I’m determined to be happier. Whether this means eating healthier and losing weight, trying new things, or picking up a paintbrush for the first time in a few years, I don’t know. I just know stress isn’t worth it.
  2. Acclimate to domesticated life with Val.
    Val & I are moving into her dad’s condo when he retires in the Spring. Other than my time with Res Life and college, I’ve never lived away from home. (My age is showing!) Moving in together and acclimating to our domesticated life will be a change for both of us– and Val’s dog–but I’m looking forward to it… especially since our condo is right next door to a local mall. 🙂
  3. Enjoy my wedding day.
    Our wedding is now 10 months away. While this year will have its fair share of stress and planning, I’m looking forward to dancing the night away with my Mrs! I know I’ll stress over stupid things like ribbons or floral arrangements on our special day, but I also know I want to remember the day as one of the most fun days of our lives!

    303 days to go!

    303 days to go!

Happy 2015, y’all. I hope it’s fabulous.