My alarm started screeching at 9 AM. After not getting home till almost 2 am from the rehearsal dinner it seemed to be way to early for this. As I went to press the snooze button, something stopped me. It was my wedding day!
Believe me, when I say I am not a morning person, but I was on January 8th. I knew I needed all the time to prepare for 6 PM. Just 9 hours till the walk down the aisle. My morning began with several texts from my friends and family asking how I was holding up so far. I was surprisingly calm for the morning of the day that would change my life.
I started with my typical routine a quick shower, healthy breakfast, brushing my teeth, and then on to the fun morning with my mom… First I got my hair done at 11, nothing to fancy just some lovely curls. After that, I got my makeup done at a different salon. To me, it was important that I looked like me. I wanted Tyler too look at me and think that’s the woman I fell in love with. The last thing I wanted was over the top makeup that made me look like someone else. I did not want anything over the top, but rather a more polished version of my everyday appearance.
After this, I had to go straight to the hotel to meet my bridesmaids and the photographer. At this point, everything started to feel real! I had three hours till I walked down the aisle, to the man of my dreams! I never doubted that I should be getting married, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world on the luckiest day of her life! But I couldn’t help but feel anxious, it was the day I had been dreaming of since my first fairy tale. A day that I have built up to be the most wonderful and important day in my life. A day that will begin my new life and finally join Tyler and me on a journey through life as husband and wife. All these things started to run through my head as the time got closer and closer to 6 PM.
I was surround by my family and friends, but all I could think about was the butterflies in my stomach. The excitement… the nerves… So many emotion! The photographer kept snapping photos of us getting ready, we posed and smiled and then it was time.
5:45 Time to head to the church….
Hello all you beautiful people!
Today has been a day filled with Dawson’s Creek, which is just a typical Saturday in my house. I sit down with a Diet coke and a bag of chips and mindlessly watch the screen that is just overflowing with 90’s teen angst. Okay so confession time I am absolutely in love with all of these fictional characters, if my friends are busy I turn on Dawson’s creek where I know all of my friends from the creek will be there smiling even though they are going through the absolute most dramatic and life-altering experiences that any teenager would go through, just 10 times more dramatic. But during this marathon I was indulging in I heard my favorite quote “hope dies last”. I always forget that this quote is in this show which just gives me even more reasons to love the show.
I am not sure why this quote is my favorite I think it’s because even though it sounds sorrowful it rings with optimism. It is one of those quotes that can be interpreted differently by each reader. I take it as everything could be going wrong but you maintain your hope! It’s like watching a sad movie you know the wife is sick but you keep on hoping that their love will miraculously heal her and they will walk off into the sunset holding hands as the screen fades to black, and you know that everything will be okay. But the majority of the time these types of movies don’t end like this. It doesn’t seem to matter to us we still keep this hope.
I think this is a very good lesson in the real world too. Did you all know that JK Rowling (the writer of Harry Potter) was a welfare mom who wrote the Harry Potter novels in here spare time, even though she got turned down from published after publisher, who said she will never make any money off of these books, she maintained hope that she would one day get her big break. Well, her hope paid off and now she is one of the wealthiest women in the UK. This can happen to you too!! All you have to do is follow your dreams and keep your hope.
No matter how many people tell you you can’t, remember that you can. Things may seem far off or even impossible, but you can do whatever you set you heart and mind on. I believe in all of you but most importantly you need to believe in you too. The first step to completing any goal is to believe that you can complete and accomplish the goal. So when you decide what it is you want to accomplish, believe you can and then do it!!