Don't worry, I'm not about to get all soppy and lovey-dovey on you guys! I just thought it was a little bit of news worth sharing here on my blog. On the 16th February, whilst we were away on a short break for Valentines weekend(my blog post about that weekend here) my boyfriend Ashley proposed, so we are now engaged! It still sounds weird saying that we are now Fiancé and Fiancée!
We have been together for almost 5 years now, we met while we were at college. During this time we've had our ups, and we've had our (
lots of) downs! But I guess this is what relationships are made of? I don't believe in these fairy tale relationships where everyone is always smiling and happy, and get swept off their feet and fall head over heels in love - blah blah blah... It's more of a realistic approach for me. "If you always prepare for the worst, you won't be disappointed, then when something good happens, you can be happy about it" - (My life motto right there!)
Personally, I'm not and never have been bothered by the whole marriage thing, I would absolutely hate to be the centre of attention all day, I like to hide away, keep myself to myself, and avoid big social situations whenever possible. So I won't be "walking down the aisle" anytime soon. Maybe one day...
Not to mention, all the pressures these days to have a big fancy wedding and to out-do everyone else who's been married, is just ridiculous, and to be quite honest, I have better things to spend my money on than a dress, fancy suits, bouquets of flowers and table decorations.
So what does this mean for me? Well, it just shows that Ashley has took one step further in his commitment towards me and our relationship. So it provides a little more stability I guess? Our next step is to find our own place so we can move out of our parent's houses. I know that females are supposed to mature a few years ahead of guys, but I'm hoping that Ashley is finally ready for this next step now, like I was a couple of years ago haha.
Overall, despite the tone of this post(I've just re-read it back to myself and thought oh my god that sounds awful) I am happy about being engaged, I just won't be looking to actually get married any time soon. However, I am super excited about finding our first home together and buying lots of lovely things to put in it! :)
P.S - If anyone has any questions or further thoughts on my comments in this post, please feel free to email me about it!