I know what you’re thinking “Ugh, homework on a weekend? Gross”, but as a self proclaimed nerd, you can bet your bottom dollar that I love homework.
Even though I consider myself to be a pretty spontaneous person (I have several tattoos that I got just because “eh, not doing anything else today”) I am not taking this whole marriage thing lightly. Yes, Joel and I are madly in love, but at 28 and 26 years old (respectively) and living in 2016 with working brains, we know that being “in love” is not a good enough reason to get hitched. I’m totally “doing my homework” when it comes to marriage.
Not only are we taking counseling with one of our church’s pastor, but I’m really reading into this whole marriage thingymajig. “Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got Married” by Gary Chapman, “Marriage, A History” by Stephanie Coontz, and “Committed” by Elizabeth Gilbert are a few books that I’d wholeheartedly recommend to couples who’re about to tie the knot.
Every time I read something new on the topic of marriage, I get more and more excited to marry Joel. He’s my best friend and soul mate as disgustingly cheesy as that sounds. We are not perfect people (tricked you-I’m actually not perfect!), but we make each other better. I love us.
Sure, planning a wedding and honeymoon is titillating AF, but I’m looking forward to what comes after even more.