One Week Out: Wedding Zen

Long time reader Lauren is getting married next weekend, just like we are, and sent me this email:

In 1.5 hours, we’ll be one week out. I thought you’d enjoy this picture- tonight I made what is (I hope) the last Mexican paper flower I will ever make in my life. But they’re pretty! Hope you are calm, centered, and happy- I’m finding it hard to stay calm because I am SUPER EXCITED for everyone to get here. Enjoy this last week!

And the picture she sent encapsulates exactly how I feel right now:

I was talking to a co-worker on Friday, and I mentioned that I was getting married next week. He did a double take like you’ve never seen, and said, “You have GOT to be kidding. You are so laid back I would never in a million years have guessed.” So, I sat down at my desk and tried to figure out how I felt about the wedding. And I realized I just felt happy. Not excited, not nervous, just the most Steady-Happy I have ever felt in my life. But it’s better than that. I feel powerful and very clear, like we’ve burned off all of the pollution of what we ‘should do’ and what we ‘have to do’ over this 18 month process, and all that’s left is us. Us in our most pure form.

And it’s wonderful.
Bring it, baby.

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