Wedding Planning

“If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, there will be no cake for you. Or a seat. Or a meal… See the pattern here?”

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Everybody always gets so excited about weddings and rightfully so, it is a time to celebrate love, and the union of two people that (hopefully) want to be together for the rest of their lives.

But then you start actually planning this meal for 300 of your closest friends (and not so close) and true colors come out. And that’s when your compromise, without letting go of

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those important things for both, come into place. Your relationship gets tested and you find out who the other person is!

We’ve been engaged for three months which is by no means a lengthy time… We started planning second two after the engagement, we got engaged on top of a mountain and we had a 4 hour hike down and then a 7 hour drive home so there was

plenty of time to talk over things including picking a date and figuring out who we really wanted there.

What do we have planned so far? Well we have a date. And a venue. And a guest list. And we’ve send save the dates out. And we are only 164 days to go. Was this too ambitious? We’ll find out soon enough.

Talking to my mom a couple nights ago she mentioned how about 30% of the people invited wouldn’t go because of different reasons. Of course I haven’t send invites so I don’t know if that’s true. All I know is that the people that are invited are ones we are really looking forward to seeing and I always give myself a bit of time to see and vice versa.

In this planning process we have had disagreements and also some outside feedback. One thing I do know, whatever thing you do, it will never be enough for everyone and the choices you make will never be good for everyone, and trust me there will be LOTS of opinions. But just remember this is a special day for you and your partner, and whatever the rest thinks doesn’t matter.

Enjoy your Wedding Day!

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Travel!

 

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey” – Babs Hoffman

 

The past couple of years I’ve been very fortunate. I met my soon to be husband and he shares a lot of the things I really enjoy. One of them is traveling.

I’m by no mean an adventure traveler I will never say that I am, but in the past two years I’ve hiked two fun mountains. Salkantay in Cusco- Peru and Torres del Paine in the Chilean Patagonia.

While both of them were very rewarding, Torres del Paine has a very special place in my heart, Paul asked me if I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him as husband and husband and I of course said yes!

Since that day we’ve been planning non stop of course but also are looking for our next trip adventure and although no place will have that particular special moment I can’t wait to create more memories in other places around the world.

Where are we planning on going next? As I write this we are on our way to Peru to visit family and enjoy a couple days in he White city- Arequipa. Once we get back from Peru next week, I get to do my annual pilgrimage to Provincetown MA with my best friends. As a couple, our next trip will be to a Mediterranean cruise which I’m looking forward to do as I get to go back to Paris, one of my favorite cities, and I get to see some ancient cities that I haven’t visited before.

Plans for trips for 2019 are underway. This will include Peru of course, another country in South America and our honeymoon cruise!

I hope you join us as we keep visiting more fun places, and we get to share those we’ve already visited.

He named me Malala

#WCW: Malala Yousafzai

 

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Picture by: Annie Leibovitz

At 19 years old she is more accomplished than me for sure!

Malala Yousafzai, an incredible, activist, Novel Prize laureate, woman, always impresses me with everything she does.

I recently read her book “I am Malala” where I got to learn the difficulties for girls to get an education. Multiple times while reading this book I thought to myself… “This is what people actually are going through and what they have suffered and are continuing suffering around the world”

After reading the book I watched “He named me Malala” on Netflix which was also a great way to see and understand everything she went through.

Malala’s hard work through the Malala Fund makes me wonder if we all did a little bit for someone else everyday, how different would this world be?

 

#WCW: A weekly reminder that all women are beautiful and have something to say to the world.

49 Acts of LOVE

Yesterday marked a year since the shooting at #Pulse were 49 lives were taken and countless more were changed.

I was fortunate to be at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando where thousands of people, just like in last years’ vigil after the shooting, gathered to remember and to spread love and kindness.

After the memorial, I drove by Pulse on my way home. Although sad, it was incredible to see the amount of support and love there.

Today a friend forwarded this PDF with a list of  49ActsofLove. I’m not the best at staying on track sometimes but I will attempt to cross all of this off within the next year.

Visit onePULSE Foundation to make any donations.

#OrlandoStrong #OnePulse