There are two solid reasons that I feel completely at peace for being with Daniel for five years before we wed...
Reason #1: Daniel and I began dating when I was right out of high school. He was 19 and I was freshly 18. I had never had a boyfriend before, never even been properly kissed. We were young and foolish and in love and learning. There were so many breaking points in the beginning of our relationship. A lot of arguments and figuring out who we were as a couple let alone as individuals. If we had gotten married at any point in the first 3 years of our relationship, we would have been a sinking ship from the get go. We are a solid testament to “good things take time”. We genuinely had to grow up. We’ve experienced so many good things together and so many bad things. A love like this took so much patience. When we were coming into our own, we realized what it meant to treasure such a beautiful thing that God had provided us with. This love. This connection with an entirely unique human being. To know exactly what he is thinking and feeling. To laugh at every little joke even if you have heard it dozens of times. To genuinely feel content in the arms of another soul and miss them when they’ve gone.
Reason #2: As a creative minded individual, my taste is forever changing. I realized over the past year or two that style inevitably will evolve into “the next best thing” 24/7. The perception of what is acceptable and what is last season is not coming to an end today or tomorrow- especially since Pinterest is here to save/wreck the day. At this point of epiphany, I decided that each piece I plan to purchase from here on out, I want to purchase with thought and care. I want to stay true to myself and my automatic draw to certain styles and shapes. If I had tried to plan my wedding 4 years ago, I would unfortunately be unhappy with the decisions that 19 year old Alyssa made. Not that making style choices depends on age, but rather I, Alyssa, had issues following my heart and leaving judgment to the side.
Hence my “daringly cut” wedding gown and dark lipstick. I have no regrets on how my wedding turned out and I highly doubt I ever will.
I'm Alyssa, thanks for stopping by! A few things: I enjoy laughing, making youtube videos and thrift shopping. Currently listening to "Everything Now" by Arcade Fire. I like my coffee black and my preferred method of maxin' & relaxin' is with my husband and pup.