I had the most gorgeous jog along the Hudson after church last night. I’m trying to only do movement that relieves stress and makes me feel good lately. And yesterday evening it was in the 60s and breezy and the sunset was stunning so I jog/walked along the river for 4 miles while talking with my momma.
I use to do these posts sometimes where I write out my stream of consciousness. It makes me feel like we’re friends. Because we are. The internet is this wild, yet beautiful place where you can become friends with people that you might not ever meet in real life. Could be creepy….but could be awesome. I’ll take awesome. So because I love you guys so much and think of you as friends, here’s what we might chat about if we were grabbing a cup of coffee or glass of wine together.
Moving downtown to Battery Park City has been life changing. That’s a bold statement, but a very true one. Nick tells me I throw around blanket statements all the time (because I do) but I feel pretty confident about this one. This move has been life changing. It’s so much quieter, cleaner, and being near the water feels so freeeeeeee. I thought I’d miss Central Park, but I’ll take life near the Hudson over the park any day. I can’t wait for summer time on the piers.
Nick and I had a rocky engagement. Not in a way that ever had us questioning marriage, but it was just hard. We were in a pressure cooker of big decision making with moving to a new apartment together, wedding planning, me graduating, etc etc and you guys….we fought a lot. I know the internet makes everyone’s world seem perfect, but if you were a fly on the wall, you would have seen a lot of tears and frustration. Now that we are near the end of this huge transition season in terms of logistics (moving is done, planning is almost done, I’m done with school) life is just sweeter. We can actually enjoy each other more, there’s more margin for tolerating the daily frustrations of New York City, and I feel really grateful for not only where we’re at now, but where we’ve been. Nick always says disagreements help us understand each other better and that couldn’t be more true. I’m thankful for all the times we were pissed off or annoyed or frustrated with each other. We’ve been able to love each other at our worst.
I have zero tolerance for alcohol lately. I had two glasses of wine at my friend Hannah Jane’s birthday on Saturday and woke up Sunday slightly hungover even though I was nowhere near drunk. We will be in wine country for a few days in South Africa next week and I gotta build up my tolerance….who wants to come over for a glass of wine tonight?
People keep asking me if I’m stressed or nervous with the wedding coming up and I’m surprisingly not…should I be? I have a mega list of last minute details that need to get done when I get home on Wednesday and where things and people need to be when, so that’s a little stressful, but nothing that’s consuming me. Nervous? Oh girl, nah. If by nervous you mean giddy where I can’t fall asleep because of shear excitement of having all our people in one place and marrying Nick…then yea, I guess I’m nervous. Really, I’m so ready.
If I could ask one selfish thing, could I ask you guys this? Can you pray for no rain on Saturday? It’s the midwest, so the forecast could say thunderstorms and it could be clear skies, but the weather is totally up and down and today it says 78 degrees and 90% chance of rain. I know at the end of the day we will still be married…..but like no rain and sunshine would be REALLY AWESOME. <3 <3
I hope whatever your week brings, you take time to slow down and soak up the good stuff. That could be as simple as enjoying your cup of coffee in stillness. It’s hard in this chaotic, productivity obsessed world we live in, but it matters. Share in the comments something you’d tell me if we were hanging out in real life!