By Amanda Parker
This week I don’t have much wedding stuff to write about as I am home, waist deep in twenty-five years worth of stuff that I’m trying to pack in order to move in with Adam.
Moving is hard. Not just because I have too many clothes, shoes and pocketbooks to take with me (yes, Adam, they’re all coming), but because it’s difficult to pack up your life at the home you’ve grown up in and move into a new one.
Adam and I are moving into the house he grew up in since his parents are moving into their beach house full-time. We’ve had a few arguments over me moving because I’m very comfortable at home. I have a routine and have been pretty comfortable there for twenty-five years (my mom and dad would say “VERY” comfortable – insert eye wink). Yes, I will have a routine with Adam, too, but I think it’s just harder for a girl to move out, especially if she’s an only child. Actually, maybe it’s just hard for me, I’m not sure. I’m excited to start this new chapter but, at the same time, it’s also a little scary. New home, new furniture, new neighborhood and a new person to live with, cooking…it’s all very new and different. People say you gain weight when you first get married. Adam and I will lose weight because cooking isn’t exactly my forte.
Change is good, especially when you’re getting married. I mean, I’m not going to live at home while I’m married and have Adam live at his house (although, Adam probably thought that was going to happen). It’s not even like I’m moving far — it’s literally only four miles away. You would think that it wouldn’t be a big deal, but I’m sure there are some brides out there who get it and are feeling the same. It’s not that you’re not excited to start this new chapter, but this chapter is a big one. It promises a lot of fun and exciting changes, but it’s also bittersweet if you ask me.
So, to all you brides-to-be out there: Try to be more understanding with your fiancée (i.e. don’t be like me!). They’re incredibly excited that you’ll be living together (if you’re not already) and so are you. It’s important to do a good job showing them how excited you are…even if you do have the added stress of packing, in my case, twenty-five years of ‘stuff’ in the middle of planning a wedding!