Okay, so that headline is a bit extreme, but it sums up what I’m going to be posting about today. I first must preface this by saying I LOVE being married. I especially love being married to E. He’s an amazing man and I couldn’t spend my life with anyone else (or anyone else could put up with me!) So far, married life is fun. I’m still not used to saying “husband” but when I do say it, I get that butterfly giddy feeling in my stomach. I think the first time I hear him say “wife” I’ll cry. To lighten up this post, I’m going to insert my favorite photos of us from the honeymoon 🙂
So now onto the real stuff. I knew, especially towards the last few days before, that once the wedding was over I would feel some sadness that such a big part of my life was ending. But even knowing that didn’t prepare me for the full swing of emotions I felt just a few days after it. I went from a girl who knew nothing (and didn’t care to know anything) about weddings to someone who LIVES and BREATHS the wedding industry. I started this blog and honestly, it has become such an integral part of who I am. Planning my wedding became as big a part of me as cooking, nutrition and health. I identified myself as a “wedding” person, and other people started doing the same. I’ve gotten so many emails from people I don’t even know asking me questions and asking for wedding advice. I joined Twips and became someone who people recognize with the wedding industry. And now that my wedding is over, I’m left with that feeling of “well, now what?” Not as it relates to my married life, but more with what am I going to do now? Honeymoon picture time!
I’ve known, for ever, that I wanted to be a nutritionist. I love nutrition and health. But now that I’ve gotten SO immersed in the wedding industry and spent 12 months of my life following every little trend, I can’t help but think maybe weddings are what I’m supposed to do? I know it’s not an easy job, at all. It takes so much hard work, dedication, organization and spunk. I know you have no weekends during prime season and you have to bite your tounge and do what the bride wants, even when you know it’s wrong. I know 90% of all brides aren’t like me and some will not be easy. I know this. And I know that just because I planned my wedding doesn’t make me a planner or a wedding pro. I know this stuff. I also know how happy weddings make me. I know that every day I’m always SO excited to read new wedding trends and catch up on my wedding blog reading. I know that I couldn’t imagine me without the word wedding somewhere attached. See my confusion? I don’t want to be a planner, I just want to be a part of this industry. Honeymoon picture time!
Snorkeling around the reef was AMAZING. Third largest in the world!
So now I’m left a little confused. I know I still love nutrition and want to do that as my career, but I also love being a part of the wedding industry and don’t know how to just let that go. So, you know what? I’m not going to. I’ve been doing SO much thinking lately about how I can merge both of these together so I can get the best of both worlds. There aren’t any real jobs out there for this, so it’s going to be rocky trying to find my place. But I can do it. I never wanted an easy life. I want to be challenged every day and I want to come home from a day at work and think “wow, that was HARD but I’ve never felt more proud to do what I do.” Some people say that feeling doesn’t exist, but I know it does. I know people who love their job. So friends, if you know of any nutrition/health + wedding jobs out there, PLEASE let me know. Thank you for listening and I’ll leave you with a few more paradise photos!
Ahh…heaven to me.
The water was a perfect shade of aqua. Just, breath-taking.
We are huge dorks, I know.
I’ll be doing a full honeymoon recap soon, so stay tuned! For more photos of our trip and some of the wedding food, visit my nutrition site!