We're a mix of couples and singles. We girls are planning to shop, take cooking classes and spa treatments, and have dresses made.
Custom dresses! How much fun is that? OK, maybe not as much fun as say finding a vintage black dress
with leopard print collar and cuffs at Goodwill for $7.99. But how many times am I going to have something completely custom made? Someday, I'd like to have a bra custom made in Paris.
Still, there's a little pang of pain and loss in my heart and in the pit of my stomach for what I gave up to have this. However, it's also the life I dreamed for myself, but always thought was for other people. It's quite bittersweet.
In all of this, I've learned that the things you want in life are only for other people if you don't have the courage to go after them for yourself. If you're willing to dream, sacrifice, close your eyes, take a chance, and leap, you can often get exactly what you wanted (give or take, of course)
I was restless, but I never imagined that I'd throw out my safe, stable life plan for something extraordinary.
Here it comes...