The thailandais, magnificent and so splendidly colored elephants, of the artist Kris Surajaroenjai
I looooooove elefaaanties
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The fact that I’m getting married is finally starting to hit me in a real way.
And I feel so blessed and lucky.
Part of me thought our relationship wouldn’t change when we got engaged. I thought, as many people probably do, that it is simply a title and that it shouldn’t change what two people have.
But it does. Being engaged, being committed to spending the rest of your life with someone and being their life partner, changes everything. We both feel a completely different type of obligation to one another. It brings more stress and more seriousness into the relationship. You suddenly realize that you don’t make decisions alone anymore.
Of course you make little decisions alone, but you can’t pick up and move without consulting your partner first. You can’t decorate your apartment exactly how you want because you aren’t the only one living in your bedroom anymore. You have someone permanently there.
You don’t consider ending it, you always have to fix it. You have to fix ever y problem you have because you can’t run away from it. You don’t get to run away…and if you do, there is no way in hell you will have a successful marriage. It gets harder when you get engaged. Everything gets that much harder. You are forced to confront your own, and the other persons, flaws head on.
Some people might say that this arises in the same way for people who are simply dating for a long time. However, as someone who has been called a “serial monogamist” this is simply not true. The amount of obligation you feel is totally different.
I’ve had to pick my battles in my engagement more than I ever have in a relationship. Things that I would have bitched about while dating, I now know are just plain stupid. We have bigger things to worry about, like student loans, planning a wedding and trying to succeed together in law school. I look at him and I think “This is going to be my husband, I need to chill out and let him be himself.”
We have grown as a couple and gained more happiness than I ever thought possible. Along with every struggle comes a new level of understanding of the other person. I have come to love my fiance even more than I did when we were dating.
We are lucky for our struggles. Growing pains and struggles are always necessary to build a strong and loving relationship. Anyone who tells you they don’t find with their significant other is either lying, or its not a lasting relationship. I love my fiance with all of my heart and I thank God for every fight we have, even if it hurts a little at the time. He puts a smile on my face everyday, no matter what and I consider myself the luckiest girl alive.
My old stomping grounds
I LOVE being a vegan. It has changed my life.
…but it is not true that being vegans automatically lose weight. I have actually gained weight since going vegan, and it was for the better…I was too skinny. I have muscle now too.
I’m trying on wedding dresses in 8 days. I want to feel good in my wedding dress. I want to try my first dress on and focus on the dress and not feel chubby.
No more vegan junk food for a while!
I like animals, all animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog - or a chicken or a cow. And I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me.
Ah yes, so convenient that the only animals shown here are ones that are not eaten by the majority of the population.
Cows, pigs and chickens don’t matter right? Because they’re food, not animals amirite?
I fixed it, Daya.
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