Smile Pretty for Your Panic Attack

When Mark and I first got engaged, I wanted to dive into everything wedding! And in this day and age of over-sharing on the internet (please see my post about The Pressures of Pinterest) it is a pretty deep pool to dive into. But I was sure that I could handle it. I was determined to keep my mind while wedding planning, right? (No need to rub my nose in previous posts about losing my mind. I remember writing them as much as I remember experiencing them!)… Continue reading 

Breathing: An Excellent Way to Keep Your Mind

Wow! I can’t believe how long I have been MIA….

Here’s my confession — things got a little crazy around here. But not in “wedding world,” in “job world.” And because of that, I allowed myself a little wedding planning hiatus. That’s one of the things I have learned over the years as a coach and project manager… Continue reading 

The Stress of the Dress: Part Two

Perhaps I subconsciously blocked out the fact that I never wrote the rest of my dress-shopping-saga. For those of you who haven’t yet read about my first foray into dress shopping, you can read it here.

So, as I mentioned, the mere thought of wedding dress shopping has the ability to make me cry. This was, unfortunately, made evident on Valentine’s Day…. Continue reading 

The Stress of the Dress: Part One

When I think about shopping for my wedding dress, I cry.

Not in an “Oh my god, when I find the perfect dress, I’m going to look so beautiful and the entire wedding will be complete,” single tear glistening on my cheek kind of way.

Oh, no. I cry. Perhaps sob might actually be a little bit more appropriate…. Continue reading