taking it all in

17 Jun


I feel like the next six months are going to be a whirlwind and I want to stay present so I can enjoy all the fabulous things that will be happening. I feel so damn lucky. It’s a bit like living in a dream world at the moment. A dream world that I have worked really hard to create. It wasn’t too long ago that I felt like I was living in hell. Everything felt confusing, overwhelming and I felt alone in it. Seriously, twenty-eight was a really hard year for me. So, I don’t say “I feel like I’m living in a dream world” lightly. I feel tremendously grateful. The next six months are going to be filled with beautiful memories and events. Starting with bringing home our new puppy in twelve days. I know we are probably in for a bunch of sleepless night and frustrating days but I am still so excited. I think raising this little guy is going to be a fun time for us as a couple. An intro to parenting, if you will. Then in early July, I will be celebrating my 31st birthday. Gosh, I really can’t believe it’s already time to blow out birthday candles again. Considering thirty-one isn’t an epic birthday I’ve decided I just want a little afternoon BBQ with a few friends to celebrate. I’d also like to think of it as Frank’s coming out party! Then in August I am heading to Sedona with all bridal party to celebrate my bachelorette. Having all my favorite woman under one roof for a long weekend sounds like pure bliss. I’m sure it will be a rowdy but very funny few days. In September my Mom, Step-Mom and maid of honor, Taline, are hosting a bridal shower for me with all the amazing woman in my life and then in October Brian’s family will be hosting us another shower. Then on November 9th we get hitched! I can’t even imagine what that day is going to feel like. I’m sure something like being bathed in love for twenty-four hours straight. Lastly, in December we depart for our honeymoon- most likely to Bali & Thailand. AMAZINGLY FABULOUS WHIRLWIND SIX MONTHS. I’m so excited for all of it. I keep reminding myself to stop and breath and take it all in. I’m guilty of having a personality that always wants more and is constantly riding myself to work harder but, I’ve decided (with the help of my lovely therapist) that I  want to take a break from that type of behavior and instead soak up this life of mine that is so lovely right now. Soon we will be returning from our honeymoon, it will be January, Brian and I will be married and back to reality but until then…

“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.”  – Bill Watterson

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10 Responses to “taking it all in”

  1. the usual bliss June 17, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    We call Cholula our “practice baby” and it really is a test of teamwork at the beginning! Also: January will not be “back to reality”- your reality will be something new, forever after. How fabulous is THAT? I know what you’re feeling (it really wasn’t long ago for me!) and love reading about the excitement in your life. SOAK IT IN.

    • erin @WELLinLA June 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

      So perfectly stated… the “back to reality” is just everyday life at the end of the day! (I keep waiting for normal and am finally realizing that it isn’t a destination!).

    • WELL in L.A. June 19, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

      I keep waiting for “back to reality” and “normal” only to realize it isn’t a destination I can get to – it’s just everyday life! There is so much good happening for you in the next 6 months and all the months to come. Enjoy the ride!

  2. barbarapotter June 17, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    What a wonderful time to look forward too….enjoy!! It will be magical.

  3. SewHaute June 17, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    Excellent quote. Also, I am deeply happy for your relatively newfound happiness. My fav part was “franks coming out party!” Lol
    And also I think we will be mooning in Bali around the same time funny enough! Couldn’t get w nought time off in August. Whoever goes first will have to give tips ;)or who knows, maybe we could have a double couples massage or one-day adventure ❤

  4. Sarah Ann Noel June 17, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    I love that you’re anticipating needing to focus to stay present. I seem to catch myself too far in the future long after I’ve wandered off there. I need to catch it before it happens!

  5. di @ life of di. June 17, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    So fun that you’re about to 1) bring home a new pup and 2) have an amazing six month period 3) have an even more amazing life with the love of your life! Glad you’re enjoying this sweet time 🙂

  6. My Crazy NY Post-Grad Life June 17, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    This is awesome! Just started following your blog and canNOT wait for updates! (I feel like I started following at a GREAT time, too :))

    <3, Charlotte

    • katemcclafferty June 18, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

      Hi Charlotte!
      Thanks so much for your comment! So grateful to have you along for the ride:)

  7. Mary Beth June 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    “bathed in love” is exactly right. i wish i could relive that day over and over again!!!! enjoy!

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