Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Warning: Common Side Effects of Becoming Engaged

As the first couple weeks of becoming an engaged couple have passed, I've come to realize a few things have changed. I'm experiencing a few "side effects" over here and although I wish someone had warned me, I'm kind of enjoying discovering these things as they come. 

Inability to concentrate. Mainly at work. Sorry, I'm not sorry- I have other things on my mind.

Uncontrollable urge to stare at my hand. There's something sparkly there that wasn't there a couple weeks ago. And it's gorgeous.

Overuse of the word "fiance". "Oh hey, fiance!", "Good morning, fiance!", "How is my fiance doing?" Yep, it's nauseating. However, we only have a few months to call each other this so it's kind of fun.

Need to have nails painted at all times. You never know when someone may be asking to stare at your left hand. Plus, I need to make up for the ugly greige polish I was wearing when he proposed.

Extra daydreaming and extreme excitement when thinking about getting married. This goes along with the "inability to concentrate", however when I daydream I tend to show emotion on my face. So, I'm finding myself smiling like a goofball while driving, in between sessions, and pretty much anytime I think about getting married.

Desire to watch wedding shows, peruse Pinterest, and browse wedding websites. Let's be honest, I did the first two things before becoming engaged, but it's different now. It's real and I feel like I'm actually planning for an event instead of an idea.

Irritation at being asked, "Have you picked a date?". I'm trying to be patient and nice about this one. I understand it's a natural question that people don't even think about, but let's be serious. We literally just got engaged and although we have an idea of when we'd like to get married, we have done no planning and would just like to enjoy this engagement for a little while. 

I promise I'll post about something else... eventually. :)
Linking up with Shanna for Random Wednesday! 


  1. Congrats on the engagement! Such an exciting time! It goes by fast!

    We have a long engagement (I was engaged Nov 2012) and our wedding date isn't until July 12, 2014, but it's still so exciting and I can't believe that much time has already past!!
    Totally agree on the "Have you picked a date?". topic. Very irritating!

  2. Thanks Lisa!! There's something to be said about a long engagement... definitely gives you time to plan! That's so exciting yours is coming up :)

  3. OMG these photos! Hahahaha. I had the uncontrollable urge to stare at my hand too! It's hard to get used to that sparkly thing on our finger! But in a good way!!


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