Hello, my name is Natasha and I am a hypocrite.
I have been judgmental about friends who have married within months of meeting someone. “They don’t even know each other” is my favorite response. Today, however, I updated my Facebook status to ‘engaged’ after meeting and knowing someone for just two short months. In the summer of 2010, I quit a stable job, as my friends and family all know, to go to graduate school and travel. Before then, I believed the road best traveled was the road that was the shortest, straightest, and with minimal deviations. In other words, I was used to having a routine or doing the ‘usual’. When I moved from America, something clicked in my mind. I was tired of doing the expected or the usual. I wanted to live unconventionally in this conventional world and I have taken this spirit with me as I embark on this journey called marriage.
At this point, I am only accepting encouragement and positive support. So, to all the doubters and naysayers please continue to live your life in a way that makes you happy and I will live mine in a way that makes me happy. I do not need your advice or skepticism. I am a 34-year old woman who has proved to be more than intelligent, responsible, and capable of making good, solid decisions about my life.
Inquiring minds want to know about the man, the proposal, the ring, the wedding, etc. I promise more to come later. I’m still suffering from jet lag and food poisoning!