WRITTEN BY: KRYZIA
You might know this already, but just in case you didn't:
WE GOT MARRIED!
After 9 years of dating, we officially tied the knot this past July. It's been 9 long years, but the crazy thing is, I don't think I would have gotten married at any point before this year. However, we have been planning and prepping for marriage for a few years now. It was never something we just spontaneously decided to do right away. When we first got engaged, I wrote about "The Journey to Marriage", specifically our journey to marriage. I've decided to elaborate a bit on my original post to reveal a couple more things in depth.
If you've been dating someone for a few years, it's natural to start thinking about marriage. When you start seeing everyone else on your social media timeline or in your friend circle start to get engaged, it's human nature to start feeling the pressure and wanting to get married as well. With the holidays right around the corner, the thought of proposing or getting proposed to will definitely be front of mind for a number of people. I'm not writing this post to say that everyone's journey should imitate ours. I have to put that disclaimer out there. This post is for anyone who may be considering marriage, but you may be unsure as to whether it's the right time. I wanted to share insights from our experience that may or may not help you in your process.
Written by: Andrel
Wow, it's been a long few months since I've posted on here. In these last couple of months, a lot of significant life events have taken place and have turned 2018 into one of the most important years of my life to-date. Most significant of all, the last time I made a blog post, Kryzia was still my fiancé and she's now levelled up to being my wife.
With so many changes happening in such a short span of time, it's made me think about the future a lot. It's easy to get caught up in what's happening right now that you don't think about how it contributes to the future. We're all making "moves". It's one of the things the internet world gets caught up in: everyone seems to be making "moves", but a lot of it tends to be with no real strategy other than with hopes to get famous and rich by any means. I don't think it's a very productive or effective lens from which to view things.
WRITTEN BY: KRYZIA
Last week, I was scheduled to attend recruitment fairs at a number of high schools in Edmonton. It's pretty standard stuff. I set up a booth with a bunch of marketing material, then spend a couple of hours at each school talking with high school students about their university options. Luckily, I'm the only one who hears myself say the same thing over and over again like a broken record. I would hate to annoy someone else the way I've grown to annoy myself. You get pretty similar personalities and conversations: There's the kids that know what they want to do in life and have all of the questions in the world and there's the kids that don't know what they want to do in life, but still have all of the questions in the world. It's fascinating to have conversations with these kids as an "adult". (I place the quotation marks because there are days I don't feel very adult-y.) What fascinates me is how much I can see my high school self in many of them, making me realize that not much has changed when it comes to some of the things they face.