For me personally, working out can feel like a chore. A treadmill doesn’t magically inspire me, and those weight benches just plain scare me. However, over the years, I’ve come up with ways to work out that are fun. … read more
All brides want to look good on their wedding days, and many equate this with looking thinner. However, sometimes people will go to extreme and harmful lengths to do this. While many brides attempt to lose weight before walking down the aisle, some do it in dangerous ways by harmfully restricting calories. This is not only unhealthy, but also counterproductive. … read more
Disclaimer: So yeah, I’m going to talk about depression (pre wedding depression, specifically), and I know that word can mean different things to different people and it can cause lots of very strong opinions, but I just want to recognize that everyone’s journey is unique to them and I only speak for myself. Cool.
Scotland, April 2012
Throughout my year of wedding planning, I was well aware of and well equipped to handle post wedding depression. I had read about it, had heard firsthand experiences about it, and had personally experienced the feeling of loss that can overtake one after something exciting ends (in my case, when a show I was performing in closed, it always left me a little sad). I was doing everything right to combat post wedding depression. I kept my friendships active, I planned for events post wedding, and I reminded myself that there would be many exciting life events to look forward to with Mr. Sword.
Fortunately, I don’t feel any post wedding depression. (Yay!) I loved our wedding day; I’m grateful it went so well, and I’m happy to be married to the love of my life. But it turns out I was preparing for the wrong thing…