As the holiday season comes to a close we are left to reflect on all of the social media hype that everyone wants to show off. There is no better way to put it. Everyone and their mother is getting engaged and posting a ring picture and saying “it’s about time” after approximately 1 year…maybe a little longer?
Then I get to thinking about how I feel sorry for myself but then there are people that have been together way longer than Nick and I that also see these posts and get upset about them too. This is the biggest problem with social media, and where all of the negativity of the holidays comes from….jealousy.
One of my friends from college recently got engaged after being with her boyfriend for over nine years! That is a crazy long time to be seeing other people moving forward in their relationships and writing down your emergency contact as your “boyfriend.”
As I have been told multiple times and feel it is necessary to remind people like me, everyone moves at their own pace! Unfortunately for us impatient women we have to wait for our men! I Honestly think this is the best tradition and the best way to handle these things because us crazy women would be rushing into things left and right if everything was up to us! Since we will be making the decisions for the rest of the marriage!
I personally would love for my engagement to be on any other day of the year and not around the holidays like every other human because there is more thought put into the proposal and it’s more about the love and not the time of year. Trust me, I cannot wait to be engaged but to me the longer you wait the more special it will be because you will appreciate it so much more! We jealous human beings need to all realize our significant others may not be thinking about it quite as much as we do but I bet they think about the future of the relationship more than many of us notice.
The day will come for all of us and after all these social media-hungry people get their bug out, posting wedding pictures from 1, 2, 3, and 5 years ago **eye roll** where we can finally look at them and realize they just want the attention and the likes to get the personal fulfillment from people just mindlessly scrolling and liking things.
My relationship is worth so much more than that and therefore I and I’m hoping all of you will come to see when the day comes the wait will be so worth it!
Have any of you slid pictures of rings into the possession of your significant other to give hints? Let me know if so! (because I sure have 😉 )
Until next time,