How exciting is this?! I’ve been reading this website now for a number of months and now all of a sudden I’m going to be one of those girls writing the content! I really hope I do good.
It was my fiancé (who we’ll refer to as “Jack” from now on) who encouraged me to apply for this. He’s one of those over-achievers—you know the type. The kind of guy who has to be good at everything, and is disappointed in himself if he comes in second place.
I’ve had a blog for as long as I can remember, but despite being jealous of those who wrote for a huge audience, I just didn’t have that drive that he has to push for more readers. I guess a lot of it comes down to a lack of belief in myself—there were so many better blogs than mine, you know? What did I have to talk about that someone else couldn’t do better?
Well, wedding planning isn’t new. And there are plenty of incredible bees here with their own stories to share, but for once I’m going to stand up and say “Hey—I think my wedding will be pretty awesome, and I would like to share my experiences with people and hope that they get something out of it.”
Because if one person decides they’re going to make 500 meters of bunting, or has the same bridesmaid dilemma that I have had, and they read a post and relate and feel better—then my job here is a job well done.
When I got my email from Mrs. Penguin I let out a squeal. Other bees have posted pictures of themselves in that moment of excitement, but I was sat on the couch in my PJs, drinking a cup of tea. No photos. Jack and his best man were here to witness it, though, and instead of being supportive and congratulatory, they laughed at me. One of those “Oh, yeah—she’s crazy” kind of laughs.
Maybe I did get a little too excited. But 2013 has only just begun, and so far it’s been one hell of a good year. Here’s to the remaining 11 months.
- Brighton, UK
- Office Manager
- Wedding Date:
- September 2013
- Fabrica Gallery, Brighton