Where have we been?

Written by Megan. 

Wedding planning, that's where. 

We are currently 37 days, 16 hours, 11 minutes, and 23 seconds away from wedding day. But who is counting anyway? 

Our lives, as of recent, have been consumed by planning, planning, and a little more planning. We understand why they say getting through the wedding is the first challenge of marriage. We have seen each other's true desires, preferences, and favorite flowers. We have also discovered how incredibly lucky we are to be doing this all as best friends should: challenging each other's thoughts and becoming even stronger partners in life. 

Here are a few of the other things we have been up to lately (many of these will be making it onto the blog in the very near future): 

  • We moved to the South Waterfront in Portland, 
  • I got a new job at the Department of Justice,
  • We went to Indianapolis to celebrate our friend's wedding,
  • Travelled to South Bend for Megan to see Notre Dame (Guy's Alma Mater),
  • Enjoyed a visit from Guy's parents,
  • We have been booking photoshoots, 
  • Developing partnerships with local companies,
  • I have been taking college classes and preparing for grad school, 
  • We have been eating yummy Blue Aprons, 
  • Taking notes on things to do after the wedding, 
  • Going to book club,
  • Camping,
  • Getting tan at Sauvie Island,
  • And of course, loving each other! 

Is that really it?! 

It seems that we have been so busy that I have forgotten some things that we have done. That sounds a lot like adult life. We have been talking about time lately and how at this point in our lives, we are in a pivotal period in which we seem to be in such a rush. We are in a hurry to succeed as fast as we possibly can, so that we can age and begin to breathe into the lives we have created. 

When does it slow down?

We are not so sure, but we hope that it is sometime soon. People in their mid to late twenties seem to be holding on to their youth, yet having internal panic attacks because we are obsessed with the future working out. We see this in ourselves as we begin to ponder how life will be as we age together through marriage. We also see this in our friends and other people our age as they refuse, "to settle." What is to settle anyway? To us, we are closing one chapter and beginning the next. You can't move on throughout life's story if you continue to stay in the same chapter, now can you? But, however one chooses to live their life, as long as they are gleaming with happiness, that is all that matters. We are reminded of one of our favorite books by Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet" (the first book Guy sent me).

Gibran says, "The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream." 

The future - are we ready for it?

We know one thing for sure: 

We are always ready to dream. 


Photos by the inspiring 16-year-old Savannah Faith. See more of her work below and here: http://www.savannahfaithphotography.com/home/