Deep Thought: If I had a chance do it all over again, what would I do differently?
There are so many decisions and paths in my life that I wish I could have the opportunity to change. Although we often hear that your past shapes you into who you are, and are opportunities to learn and grow in wisdom happen from “those” choices – there is STILL that random memory that flashes in my mind of a moment where I swear I could have done better, planned better, or finished at a higher level.
Most of my readers that have been following me from the very first day this blog was created know how passionately in love I am with my husband. We have been married for four and a half years now, and I haven't changed my mind in wanting to keep him in my life in the forever kind of way. If I had one thing I could do-over, it would be the overall wedding experience we had. I have seen our friends and family go through the motions of getting engaged, sending out “Save The Date” cards, choosing their maid of honor and best man, and wedding planning to their heart's content. And as stressful as life was for them for the six to twelve (6-12) months it took to plan their fairytale – I have only had the opportunity to dream about it.
Interestingly, we married with me 5 months pregnant with baby 3 out of 4 (his first, though) in a very small Extended Stay suites room with about 75 of our closest friends and family. Not exactly my idea of a fairytale! I wanted this occasion to be special with my soul mate, and I was devastated when neither of us were able to fully experience the romance of it all.
Four years, two months, and four days later…“The Promise” began. Our promise to each other that we would have our opportunity for Do-Over no matter how many years and how many children we had. It began with a proposal over sunset at Santa Monica Beach with a gorgeous ring that I have dreamt of one day having on my finger since I was just a little girl. Our promise that we would fulfill the fairytale wedding, and it's already begun happening! As my eyes glimmer and my heart beats faster with excitement just thinking about and writing this, I know that we DO have the opportunity to share our story and the Do-Over has just begun! As far as the fairy tale wedding – what would we Do-Over again? We would make it a small, intimate destination wedding on the beach! And I'm happy to say we are soon planning every step of that destination wedding now in hopes we can renew our vows on the beach on our fifth year wedding anniversary (January 6th, 2013).
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*I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All the opinions expressed here are my own.*