365 Days Later
It’s my 1 year wedding anniversary! This special occasion made me reflect through all of the wedding planning and all the brides that I have gotten the pleasure to work with, rarely is there thought to the “after” or what it will be like to actually be married.
It’s so hard to describe to couples what it’s like to be married, because there’s just nothing like it until you have experienced it and plus it’s different for each couple. But I thought I would give it a shot with three things I’ve learned in the 365 days after I said “I do.”
Top 3 Things I’ve Learned from the Past 365 Days:
1. Pick your battles.
Cliché perhaps, but true. I will distinctly remember the first time I went to bed angry and realized that he was still next to me in bed! When you’re dating, you can just leave and go home, be by yourself and figure it out later. But when you’re married, the realization sinks in that you’re still going to have to wake up and figure it out. So make sure your battle is worth it.
2. Make big decisions together.
We bought our first home within the first two months we were married. We had to discuss our values and what was important. Some of them coincided and some were compromises. But making these decisions together laid a healthy and successful foundation for all the other decisions we’ve had to make, some just as important and others were for pure fun.
3. Enjoy each other!
Above all, I’ve realized that we just really, really, really love spending time together. We laugh together every day, and this makes things sooo much easier in our life.
To celebrate this momentous occasion of one year of wedded bliss, we’re going on a trip to Europe (Barcelona, Sorrento, Rome, Monte Carlo, Paris, and London). For a few weeks in September I’ll be off gallivanting and finding all kinds of other adventures to experience with Albert. I’ll be back at the end of September, and I’ll be sure to share these special memories with you then. I will return to the office on September 26th…until then I’m OOO (out of office)!
Photos by Caroline Tran
Post Published on September 4, 2011.