Something No One Ever Tells You About Getting Engaged
December 29, 2012 3 Comments
Yesterday, a good friend of ours got engaged to a great guy. In the evening, a group of us gathered to celebrate, and listen while they recounted the details of how it went down. People love a great engagement story, and theirs certainly had some awesome highlights.
One thing the guy shared that stuck in my mind is that no one ever tells you how amazingly awkward it is to ask someone to marry you.
In movies and on TV shows, incredibly romantic music plays, birds sing and dance, and all sorts of other warm-and-fuzzy stuff happens.
But in real life, things can be downright awkward. It can feel odd living out something that usually only happens once in a life-time.
Are you with me, guys? (And by that, I mean the dudes reading this … ladies, you probably have a different perspective on this.)
In a few days, Sarah and I will be celebrating the anniversary of our first date and engagement (12/31) [yes, I picked a day that’s easy to remember — but it has special significance so lay off!]. Both days were wonderful and unique in their own way. Hooray for life’s odd combination of awkwardness and awesomeness!
What do you think? Are certain life moments incredibly awkward? What are some of the most awkward moments you’ve had?