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Going to the chapel and we're gonna get married
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I get married exactly one month from today.
I am someone who is almost always feeling alllll the feelings, so naturally this is no different. I’m excited, nervous, intimidated, hopeful, enamored, overwhelmed, scared, and most of all, incredibly happy to marry my favorite person with all of the people I love around me. I traveled to Kansas City the first weekend of August for my bachelorette party, and gathering with so many women I love so deeply was a wonderful preparation for my wedding celebration.
I’ve come to find out that planning a wedding, while also trying to remain a sane and healthy person, doesn’t leave a lot of opportunity for me to pursue the ideas and stories I want to write about for this Substack. I refuse to half-ass anything, and I have too much imposter syndrome to start writing about something without really diving in. If I took that route, I’d be anxiously refreshing the comments and waiting for someone to pick me apart.
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So for these next few weeks, I’m going to turn my attention to you, my dear reader. I want the Midwest Creative to be a space where we can build community and learn from one another and create the most meaningful art we can. In order to do that, we need to build trust and familiarity.
I’ll be posing a few questions over the next few weeks. I hope you take a moment to leave your thoughts, engage with someone else in the comments, and consider the different ways we’re all experiencing the world. Let’s learn about each other.
As I’m about to embark on this new journey of marriage, I want to hear from you your best marriage and relationship advice. How do you maintain a healthy marriage? How do you work through conflict? What have you learned about communication with your spouse? If your marriage ended, what would you have done differently? What’s the worst piece of relationship advice you’ve ever heard? What’s one thing you wish you had done differently on your wedding day?
Tell me what’s important to you. Tell me the nitty gritty. Tell me the sad and the hopeful. Help me ring in this next chapter of my life.
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