Yesterday marked our one week wedding anniversary! Don't worry, I'm not actually keeping track of these things. In fact, I'm having a really hard time keeping track of what day it is right now. I was counting down to our big day for so long that once it passed I got a little lost. It was actually...kinda great!
After all the celebrating subsided, the clean-up was finished, and visiting with out-of-town guests wrapped up, my to-do list was finally blank. I've been checking things off - and adding new things - daily for the past several months, and all of a sudden, it was done. I went into my phone and deleted the "Wedding Ideas", "Wedding Food", "Wedding To-Do", "Bring to Barn", "Ask Mom", and "Don't Forget" lists that I had stored there. I thought I might be sad, but it was awesome. I was so exhausted by that point, that the promise of free time felt like the best gift. You know, aside from life-long love and commitment...
Even though I went back to work on Tuesday, I felt like I had the time to do pretty much whatever I wanted. I went to the farmer's market and then cooked dinner. Like actually chopped up vegetables and sautéed them. Take that, Jimmy John's. I went for a run. I've taken the dogs on a long walk every night before bed. I read a little. I got some freelance work done. I slept in. I put clean sheets on the bed. It's amazing.
Don't get me wrong, our wedding was a blast. I'll even go so far as to say I enjoyed planning all of the little details, too. But in the last few days leading up to it, Kate and I found ourselves saying "I can't wait to get back to our normal life" more and more. I missed watching movies with her and snuggling with the dogs on the couch. I missed eating meals together. And eating regular meals in general. I missed going places in the same vehicle, and not having to turn down all the "fun" stuff because there was too much to do. I missed going to the gym. This week has been a sigh of relief. I'm so happy to love my real life so much!