As it always goes with me, when I am hit with the prospect of a major change or unknown, my first instinct is to freak out. My head goes all crazy with racing thoughts and I feel really overwhelmed with the prospect of how much stuff I need to figure out. Until I know what I need to do I can’t have a plan….which, if you know me is REAL important.
This is no different. While immensely happy, I have found myself feeling stressed out and frantic “to get things done” right away, even though I don’t truly know what actually DOES need to be done.
What I do know is I still need to clean the office, sweep the floors, catch up on weiner dog blog post and comments, finish scheduling the Couch to Peak™ event series, get my butt off the couch and outside to train for the Ski to Sea, visit my family, get my mom’s wedding ring from my step dad PLUS learn how to plan a wedding and then plan it.
I know that one of the most important parts of planning a wedding to pick and book a venue early. I hear the waiting list for some places can be a year to two. This morning I found myself thinking we have to pick SOMETHING NOW and wondering how I am going to get that done with all of the other things I have to do standing over my shoulder.
Then I stopped myself and took a step back. I realized, there is no fire here! Really, I haven’t even been engaged a week and we aren’t planning on getting married for at least a year. SURELY, we can wait a week to start discussing this.
So, for the next week I am going to give myself permission to not really look into this wedding stuff and get some of the things currently on my plate off of it. THEN, I can start frantically pursuing this.
Now the trick is to actually NOT obsess over it and ACTUALLY DO some of the stuff on my list 🙂