Here you have it, my biggest news of 2014: I can now refer to my better half, Joe, as my fiancé. You guessed right: I said yes to one of the most important questions ever asked to me. Yes!
The emotions are sometimes overwhelming. Depending on the family member, sharing the news either enhanced my giggle fits or caused me extreme sweating. Whatever the side effect, it always wore off. At the end of it all, everyone celebrated and shared their excitement with us.
While the news is still fresh (and still sinking in, even for me!), I have noticed a few changes:
I am constantly staring at my left hand …and of course, with the biggest smile. While some women prefer taking part in the ring selection, I shine with pride knowing that Joe chose mine based on his interpretation of my tastes and what would best represent our union.
During shopping escapades, I have only been eyeing the neutral palettes. Between ivories and whites, I am researching bridal stores across the city to keep my options open. But be aware folks: the dress for the engagement party has already been chosen!