I’ve just finished listening to a wonderful interview with Julia Cameron, who wrote The Artist’s Way, about creativity and writing. It immediately made me think of this blog and how I haven’t written it for ages! 2016 has been a whirlwind so far with a busy work life and planning a wedding!
Typical to me, once I have an idea or project I don’t hang around. We got engaged in December and are getting married in nearly 3 weeks, 11th June. I don’t think we realised at the time of setting the date how much is actually involved in planning a wedding, there is so much to think about, including moving in together!
Plus when I turned 40 last year I had the intention of going on a special holiday in my 40th year to celebrate, any excuse to travel, but little did I know it would be my honeymoon! We’re off to explore Bali and Lombok straight after the wedding.
At the beginning of all the planning I set the intention of having fun, to be relaxed and in the moment when planning the wedding. I didn’t want it to get stressful like you hear other people talking about. I want to enjoy the process of planning it rather than showing up on the day frazzled and just glad it’s all over.
This intention has been tested, of course, planning a wedding can get extremely overwhelming and it can lead to be the only thing you are ever talking about.
What has really helped, aside from my amazing parents and fiancé, is yoga. Especially Yin yoga, which is slow, mindful and encourages you to get into a state of just being and allowing, rather then doing. In fact I would say I have really connected even more so with my yoga practice this year and dived deeper into it.
I still have to pinch myself to check this is all real, I can’t actually believe I am getting married in a few weeks. It’s an unbelievable feeling to know I am going to be with Neil forever and I am 100% sure it is what I want. I don’t think I have ever been so excited about anything (I’m waking at 5am every day now!), it’s so wonderful to be part of a team. I have always been such an independent solo person, but now it really is so lovely to share everything with someone else, who I love with all of my heart.
When I catch myself wondering about bunting, what lighting we should order and whether the marquee with blow away in the wind or if there will be a monsoon on the day I remind myself……none of that really matters. What does is us sharing such a special day with our family and friends……and having fun!
The next time I write this I’ll be married! 🙂