53 days. 53 days until I become Mrs Jennings. Until me and my best friend officially start our life adventure together. Getting married, and getting married young, can be an emotional rollercoaster. I mean I’m still trying to sort out where I am going in life, what my career will look like, graduating university, figuring out who my friends are… the normal things 20 somethings worry about.
On top of that, I’m not letting myself get overwhelmed by how society coins marriage and weddings. Well I am trying at least. These past 8 months have been full of ups and downs. It may all seem like happiness on social media, but I think it’s important for the young brides out there to know that I have struggled, and it’s completely normal.
I am a planner and I like to have everything figured out perfectly. I like to feel as though I have things under control and that I know where things are going. But with a wedding (without a wedding planner), decisions coming from all sorts of direction, and trying to plan your life with someone else, there is not definite answer. I honestly can’t even pretend to think or know how next year let alone the end of this year will look.
Regardless, I have learnt to take life one day at a time. It can be very frustrating when there are so many loose ends and unanswered questions – but hey, that is just life.
This year, so far, has taught me to just take life as it comes. The best moments are the ones unplanned. The spontaneous decisions when you let life and fate have their way. So do as you will life! I am longer afraid of changed plans and spontaneous moments. The best is yet to come.
What was your experience as a bride-to-be?