Thursday, July 31, 2014

Beginnings of Married Life

I've now been a married women for almost three weeks now. Honestly, I never thought I would be married in college, but life takes you in different directions as you grow. And frankly, it's great. The difference from "dating" to "engaged" is the wonderful very likely possibility of sharing the rest of your lives together. The difference between "engaged" and "married" is that you're now living that reality.

We had been dating for a bit over 2 years when we tied the knot, by some standards not long at all and by others an eternity. Since we knew each other quite well, transitioning into living with one other was pretty easy. The hardest part is probably figuring out how much food to make. When a recipe says that it's 6-8 servings, that generally is enough for one meal...and hopefully enough for lunch tomorrow as well. Since this is a food blog, I figured I might as well put some ideas out there for fairly easy dinners for newly married couples. Anything pasta related is cinch and there's so many varieties. Just mix up the type of sauce, vegetables, and meat or cheese and you have a new meal every time. Also a favorite is deviled eggs - lots of protein and super yummy and easy to make. For a more fancy dinner, turkey meatballs and salad can be fun. It's also a great activity to do together as one of your makes the meatballs and the other sautes them. Basically, cooking together can and should be fun!

Anyways, just wanted to say, if you've found the right person then keep him/her. I grew up in a secular community and getting married in your teens or early twenties is unheard of. People from back home found our decision odd, to say the least. On the other hand, people that knew me starting in college thought getting married now was the only logical decision - likely because they knew my relationship with my boyfriend (now husband) well and I was slowly starting to become more religious at the beginning of college and much more so by the second year. But, basically, you know what's right. Only you and your significant other know when's the best time to start your married lives together.

If you've found the right person, why wait? There's only so many years in a lifetime. When you're 60 or 70 or 80, won't you say you wish you had just a few more years being married to the love of your life? Well those few years are right now.