It has officially been a year since I got engaged. On Christmas Eve 2014, the love of my life asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. It was one of the best days of my life. I remember being so happy. Christmas time is a season where many people get engaged. Having been there only 365 days ago, I’d like to offer you 3 tips for the moment you get engaged.
- Enjoy your moment. I remember how great it felt to get engaged. I was on cloud 9. Nothing could upset me. I think it’s so important to live in that moment for as long as you can. Very few moments in life make you feel that wonderful. Milk it and enjoy it to the fullest. Don’t let anything or anyone steal that from you. Which brings me to my next tip…
- Don’t tell EVERYONE right away. Remember that first tip about milking your happiness? Well, it’s possible that not everyone you tell will be happy for you. Take it from me, whether that’s because they’re jealous, don’t like your partner, don’t think you’re ready to get married, or whatever, some people won’t share in your joy. Deal with them later. Only tell the people who you know have supported you and will help you milk your happiness.
- Take a picture as a newly engaged couple. It’s so nice to have something as a momentum of one of the most joyous moments in your life. Every time I look at our picture from the day we got engaged (see picture above) I’m taken back to that moment and get to relive that joy again. I highly recommend taking professional engagement photos at a later time, but nothing will remind you of that feeling more than a picture of the actual day you got engaged.
All of the wedding planning details will fall into place later. When you first get engaged, my biggest advice is to simply enjoy your moment. Milk your happiness and protect that feeling. Everyone deserves to enjoy their happiness, don’t let anything or anyone stop you from doing that.
Congratulations on your engagement! I’m so happy for you. And if you’re not engaged, but want to be, I speak that into existence.
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