2015 was a year that taught you so much about yourself. My hope is that you continue to grow and learn in 2016. This year will be one that will test your ability to go with the flow. Planning a wedding is fun, stressful and testing. You are marring an amazing man who is crazy about you and wants to be a part of so many things that you’re used to doing by yourself. He has thoughts and ideas about the day that you guys will not only celebrate your love for each other, but start a new life and husband and wife. Take the time to hear him out. Try to stay open-minded to his ideas. If it’s different from how you envision things, compromise.
You have a vision for this perfect day and sometimes it’s hard for you to see past that. Things wont always go as planned and that’s okay. Trust in other people’s ability to do things. You don’t have to do everything by yourself. Life isn’t about everything being perfect, it’s about learning to enjoy the hiccups. Sure at the time they seem horrible, but there will be a time when you’ll look back at them and laugh how things turned out. Heck, you might even realize that the outcome was better than you expected.
Take time to enjoy family this year. While you still live far away, you’re close enough that you can go visit for a weekend. If you leave early enough on Friday you can be there when everyone gets off work. That give you a good day and half to spend with them. It might seem like a lot of driving for a short about of time, but think about the trip you made last February. It was crazy and hectic, but so worth it. You’re parents and grandparents wont be around forever. Spend time with them, make memories and enjoy them while you can.
Be present. Put the phone down when you’re at dinner with your fiance. I know that this is something that you’ve already been trying to do, but stick with it. I know that it can get frustrating when you want that attention and he seems to busy with his phone, but don’t use that as an excuse to get on yours. You guys have to take time for each other. You only get to spend a few days a week together, don’t waste them. Listen to his stories and enjoy his jokes. Laugh with him and tell him everyday how much you love him.
2016 is going to be an amazing year in many big ways, but be sure to take the time to find the good in the small things.
*Post inspired by this post by Jessica at Wifesticated.