A friend of mine sent me a note on my last blog concerning the couch I saw. He said “Our first couch was a curb present. That and dumpster diving helped us through our first year of marriage!!”. Right now I’m 28 days from getting married. Years ago I would have imagined myself having it all figured out. In my mind I probably imagined knowing where we would live, already owning a house, and settling down into a nice quite life. But life is much more exciting than that. In reality I think my world is going to change a lot. It’s no longer just my preferences, my money, and my ideas which will factor in. I’m also considering Suzy’s preferences, needs and desires. The first year of marriage just might include some metaphorical dumpster diving as we plunge into a new exciting world with each other.
I think for this time in our life a little flux could just be a good thing. Maybe it’s not a good idea to buy a house and commit ourselves to something before we know what we want or even know what it’s like to live together. Maybe it’s a better idea to rent something in different areas and see what we like. Maybe things will be more up in the air, maybe we will be transients. But maybe it will be a really good thing to pull us together and help us decide where we want to be, what we want to do, and how all that will work together!
All said I think we have decided where we will want to live in general. Now we just need to find something we like in that area to “try out” for the next 6 months to a year. Check the map and if you have some great suggestions let us know! =).
On another note I’m almost finished with Keith and Chelsea’s wedding photos! I’m super excited to post them!