Hello friends, it’s been a while since I’ve written a personal, “life lately” style post and I love doing these. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I got married in my Indian ceremony back on May 20th, it was my dream day! Life has been just about blissful ever since, and so I definitely want to keep a record of it.
Incidentally, I recently found out that I got married on the same day as Pippa Middleton, so that makes it all the more fabulous. That almost puts me on… princess level? Let’s go with it!
I am planning on doing a lot more focused blog posts about my wedding, planning tips, and details! I had hoped to do that as I was planning, but it was just too hectic, and I had to focus on, well, actually getting all the details right! But it’s still wedding season, and I know lots of you are brides out there and having been though it now, there are so many great learnings I’m excited to share.
A few friends have asked me, how’s married life? Honestly, it’s been so fun! In the first couple of weeks after the wedding, I was just floating around on cloud nine, I felt completely stress-free, and purely relaxed. I can’t remember the last time I felt like that, maybe when I was in college? I truly felt like I had nothing to worry about! I think I’ve managed to float back to down to Earth, and everyday life, but I am still feeling really good, and determined to hold on to that feeling for as long as possible.
It might sound funny, but from an early age I spent a lot of time worrying about getting married. You might balk at that, or find it unexpected, because these days we have become a lot more comfortable with many different paths for women, and not all of them lead to marriage. Culturally speaking, I grew up in a home where marriage was not about falling in love, Disney-move style, but it was about family, partnership, compromise, and most of all, stability. In order to create something bigger than yourself, you need a stable foundation. And if I’ve learned one thing in life, it’s that life take community, it takes partnerships, it takes a village! Not just to raise a child, but to raise ourselves! That’s why I’ve always wanted to find a partner. I didn’t want someone to just take care of me, but I wanted partnership, family and community in my life, so that with support, I could be my best self. We can do a lot on our own, but we can achieve amazing things as part of a team or community!
We are continuously growing, changing, evolving. Life takes support, beautiful, strong, steady support. And so, I always looked forward to, and strived toward, finding THAT kind of prince charming. Not someone to simply rescue me, but someone who wanted to be a team with me.
After crossing that line, transforming from a single person into a married woman, I feel such a happy sense of responsibility. I’m proud and excited to officially have someone to lean on, as well as take care of. Someone to nurture and encourage. Someone to lean on and ask for help when I need it too. It’s so exciting to add someone into my family, and I’ve been lucky, because my husband (I get to use that word now!?) fits in so well with my family. Hooray!
I don’t know how else to describe it, other than, I feel like I have truly arrived. I’m official. I’m important to someone. And I have a best friend for life.
So, what comes next? Oh I have so many fun adventures ahead, and I can’t wait to share them with you! Please stay tuned, 2017 is my best year ever!