Ok, now that I got the obligatory “what was so important you abandoned your brand new blog for five whole months?” guilt out the way, let’s talk about the fun stuff! If you read my last post then you saw that I am now engaged! (EEE!) My boyfriend of two and half years proposed to me on Christmas morning with a video compilation of messages from some of my closest friends and our dearest family members, and it was absolutely the most perfect, memorable, emotional, and wonderful moment of my life. I ugly cried through it all, and at the end, the man of my dreams dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him. Le sigh!
As an artist, it was important my fiance have a hand in designing the ring while taking into consideration the things I always wanted in a ring. My main criteria was: an Asscher cut center stone with baguettes, and sapphires–either a sapphire center stone or sapphire side stones. Sapphire is the September birthstone, and my entire life, ever since I was a little girl, I have wanted a sapphire ring. I always hoped I would get one for my birthday, or graduation, or Christmas, but alas the sapphire remained a dream. So not only did my fiance make my every dream come true last Christmas when he proposed, but the cherry on top was the ring I had longed for since a little girl. My cup runneth over!
Just about every proposal is a beautiful story and I believe that every good person deserves an equally wonderful proposal and love story. I plan to write a post about being ready for love and marriage versus wanting it, because I know so many women, and men, think they are the first, but are actually the second. It was something I had to learn, and boy did I learn the hard way! Being ready for that type of love takes a lot of self-awareness, which doesn’t always come easy…but that’s a story for another time.
For now, I’m excited to share this wonderful news with you all! In fact, this week we finally settled on our wedding plans! There’s still a lot of work to be done, but we know exactly how we want to get married and what type of wedding we want, and so now planning is actually becoming fun (as opposed to a burden which it was starting to feel like).
What I actually want to share with you today is an interesting story about numbers. J.M. and I went on our first date on September 25th – two days after his birthday and two days before mine (fun fact: he’s the only Libra I’ve ever dated and Libras are the only zodiac sign that is compatible with itself…IJS!). So we love our anniversary and want to keep it as our wedding date. Three months ago today, on December 25th, he proposed to me. Six months from today, on September 25th, we will get married. And October 25th, five months ago today, was when I published my last blog post. So what does all this 25 mean?
I have no idea.
But as you can likely tell, I’m a little hippy-dippy with astrology, numbers, and finding meaning in life’s little coincidences. I’m not saying this number thing means anything, but it feels special that after three frustrating months of trying to nail down this wedding, we finally have a plan, and on the 25th I am back to blogging. Something about all of this numeric coincidence feels special to me…which is all the meaning I need!
Do numbers, signs, coincidences etc. have special meaning to you? Do you look for a deeper meaning in life’s little oddities, or is this complete mumbo jumbo? What are some of the things you’ve found meaning in in the past?