I have this fun tradition I have been doing every Sunday for the past seventeen months. See nineteen months ago I got engaged. It was one of the most exciting times of my life! It’s that moment most girls wait and dream for and when it finally happened, I couldn’t wait to start planning MY dream wedding. One of my closest friends got me these wedding countdown blocks where on one side it counts down the weeks until the big day. Once you get into double digits you can flip it to the other side, and you can start changing it to days. Well, those blocks have turned into my “fun” little Sunday tradition and they have been the one thing that has kept the wedding excitement going over the past nineteen months.
You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Mikell, how in the hell do those blocks have that many days?!” In short, they don’t. My fiancée and I were supposed to get married in September 2020. We did all the things like send out Save the Dates, our wedding invites, I got my dress, and he got his suit, we booked all our vendors, and then made the tough decision to postpone a month before we were supposed to say, “I do.” I’m not going to lie; we went from a high of wedding planning to fighting to keep our 2020 date even if that meant cutting down our guest list significantly and forgoing having a reception. After weeks of being too stressed about the unknown due to COVID we made the decision to postpone an entire year out to September, 2021. For eight months after that decision, wedding planning went straight out the window and was a thing of the past.
Getting back to the blocks! In May, I started back up the tradition and as this past Sunday came, I went to go change the cubes. This time I noticed they now showed fourteen weeks. Do you know the first thought that came into my head? If you guessed “oh sh*t!” ding ding ding, you’re right! In four days, I will be able to switch to the other side of the blocks to start counting down days. This means it’s time for me to stop procrastinating and get to planning.
This journey will be filled with funny stories, a few swear words, and lots of love. Buckle up because it’s going to be a bumpy ride to get to the wedding day! Let’s do this damn thing!