really engaged. *nervous laughter*
I figured that if I'm really going to take this whole bridal blogging thing seriously and do it honestly and feel right with it, than I need come clean. (This is also why I have one friend, one real life friend anyway, who I've told about my blog in the first place. She won't judge me on being ridiculous.) *again, nervous laughter*
My Guy and I have been together since the summer of 2004 (nearly 5 years). We were long distance for the first two and a half, and then when he finished college he moved to Arizona to be my lifeline while I battled med school. Yet, it was after our first year together that we knew that we had found our life companion in each other. We started dreaming about our future together when we were living in Flagstaff during the summer that marked our 1 year anniversary (greatest summer ever).
So. Part of this story revolves around medical school and the ridiculous sacrifices one has to make in order to survive it. Thankfully I met and fell in love with My Guy long before the torture of med school ate me up - he was there to help me, support me and comfort me when the breakdowns would hit. Oh. And they used to hit often. I don't think I would have been able to handle it all if it wasn't for him...honestly.
This upcoming year I will be traveling to different rotations around the country beginning in September (actually, beginning now...as I've spent the last month living and breathing in Seattle at a surgical rotation). So in the fall I leave for a month to Boston, followed by a month in Philadelphia, a month in New York and a month in Providence. When I get back to Arizona in January, I will be living in Tucson, about a 2 hour drive away from our home in Phoenix, for 3 months. Then, back to Phoenix for one month. Then one month later I graduate (becoming an official doc...holy cow) and move two weeks later to whatever surgical residency program I match with.
Do you see how this is nuts? Where does wedding planning fit in? Menu/cake tasting? Photographer interviewing? Florist meetings? See. It doesn't. When the two of us figured out that the next year is going to be madness we knew we had to act now, or wait four years until residency is completed (there are no vacations in residency. I'm not kidding.).
So. We've decided on a date: May 30, 2010 (one week before I graduate, three weeks before we move to who-knows-where). We've decided on a location: Flagstaff, AZ. We've narrowed down a couple of venues, I've talked to a photographer, potentially secured a dress, and have been keeping my lil inspirations posted on this blog so I can keep those ideas alive.
But. We still aren't officially engaged. Our parents have yet to be informed. (did you gasp? I do when I think about it - the two of us are super tight with our families). Why secrecy? Mostly, because we are still students and unemployed. We want to approach this good news with our families when we feel secure, aware, and adult and have an income. Plus, even though we already know we'll be together till we are wrinkly, My Guy reallllllly wants to propose *makes me blush* with a ring and I don't want to take that away from him. I think it's adorable.
Now you know. Go ahead. Think I'm a crazy. I agree.
Crazy in love.