becoming a mrs

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I need to start writing to you guys more. Not only because I miss writing, but also because this lovely little site is a costly affair. Just for your spectator enjoyment and my need to have a place to share, I’m now spending $200 a year! Seriously, they get you with those promo prices. But it just auto-renewed, so here we are.

It’s Friday night. And I’ll be honest with you, I’m already a couple of glasses of wine deep. I’m not sure how bad that really is – the bottle was from a vineyard in New Brunswick (Winegarden Estates) and their labeling is very similar to that of a make-your-own establishment; few details, and no percentage count. It could be really good news, or it could be juice – I guess only time will tell.

I started a post a couple weeks ago when I got home from my road trip with the man. I obviously wasn’t very on the ball with that one, since it never got finished. So now I’m wondering whether I fill you guys in on what I was typing back then and scrap the other one, or if I just wait until I return to it and finish it.

Who am I kidding? I should probably just fill you in now – it’s no secret – and god knows that I’ll never go back and finish a draft post. I found true love. Continue reading “becoming a mrs”

the challenge of love

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I have entered into a new phase of life. One that excites me, and scares me. One that leaves me filled with hope and joy when I wake up, and before I drift to sleep at night. New love is such a beautiful experience, but this one, this feels different. This one feels real.

But despite the butterflies, and the “I miss you mores,” and the talk of a future that I just can’t wait to get to, I do have challenges to overcome. Let me tell you a little bit about my experience of what it’s like to fall in love when you have anxiety. Maybe you can relate? Or maybe you can offer some words of wisdom on how to deal with this. Continue reading “the challenge of love”

heart-throb

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Hearts: they’re important. Construction paper cut-outs and sparkly diamond pendants say, “I love you.” In the depths of your chest, you can feel your heart flutter with a first kiss. You can feel it break and ache with loss. Hearts feel things. It’s weird to think that not only do they have the stress of manifesting all these emotions, they also have the responsibility of keeping us alive.  Continue reading “heart-throb”

welcoming a year of positive verbs

Can you believe it? 2014 is here! How do you feel about last year being over? If you’re like me, you’ve never been happier to see the start of a new year and to throw that old calendar in the trash.

Although I’ve been feeling a little under the weather and didn’t quite ring in the New Year as my youthful self was hoping for (think noisemakers, champagne in excess, high heels and fake-eyelashes), the way it ended up was absolutely perfect. I spent it surrounded by love: my family, my wonderful boyfriend and his family that have welcomed me into their lives. I enjoyed lunch with my best friend, drinks at my favourite bar, took in the beauty of the night sky, a midnight struck by candlelight. Continue reading “welcoming a year of positive verbs”