Well, a week late but here is that entry that I said I was going to do. Initially I had one thing to announce but it ended up being balled together with another to be one giant life update.
I don't do update entries so much anymore because frankly, I don't have very interesting things going on in my life that often. Plus I typically just stick to beauty ramblings in this space along with sprinkles of life, however a blog is still a blog and I like to just pin down and document little 'milestones' in my life be it small ones like changing jobs (which I did, more about it later!) or slightly bigger ones like the one I am about to unveil.
So first... remember that MBS weekend? Well.. this happened!
Together with 2 very awesome and dear friends, the boyfriend (no longer able to call him that) had planned this surprise and proposed to me - again.
I didn't tweet this because half the time I was still in shock and took awhile to really think and process about what I wanted to share on here such that it gives you a glimpse of us but doesn't bore you with personal details.
But why... again?
No, I didn't reject him the first time but rather I've always told him I'm not a girl who appreciates diamonds so I don't need that extra money spent on an engagement ring (hell, I'd rather save that for a honeymoon!) and I think if we have already planned to spend the rest of our lives together, I don't need a huge event or want him to stress out over how to propose either. I mean, he has already done a surprise 18th and 21st birthday party for me and I thought I had sucked all the surprise out of him.
Thus he had casually asked the question over our anniversary dinner last year (Sept) and I said 'yes'. It was a simple thing and I didn't broadcast it because... there really wasn't anything to broadcast - no ring or photos or flashy stuff to show so I kept it as is. With that we just proceeded to wedding talks, though the whole wedding dinner thing again doesn't appeal to me, ceremonial stuff must be done.
So.. this second proposal came as a complete, total, mind-blowing surprise because... I didn't think he would do it again.
But his rationale is that all girls want to have a proper proposal to remember and I guess as much as I have told him I didn't want anything flashy, I didn't want a diamond ring... girls are girls and at the end of it I was still very touched with his efforts. My pals had filmed a video but I'll just share the screencap to show you the 'setup'.
So that ended up a whole lot longer and more personal than I had intended but I guess simply putting the image and saying I'm Engaged is not doing the boy any justice. In a way, I guess I just wanted to thank him for the initiative and all to still go through with planning this even though he didn't have to.
Him aside, I am also really thankful to the 2 friends who were as worried as he was and made this proposal happen in such a special venue.
Sometimes in life we move too fast to really stop and thnk but thinking back, there are moments where I question what good have I done in life, what sort of karma points I have racked up to know such awesome people be it loved ones or friends. Not just talking about this situation but also lovely makeup pals I have met and some I have really bonded with and have aided me along.
I'm not some philosophical person but Life is really beautiful if you just take a moment appreciate every small thing!
Okay, mushiness aside, on to a sad reality update.
So May was an awesome month because I took some time-off between jobs, worked on some freelance stuff to still get some moolah but most importantly, caught up on sleep!
I left my position at my previous company (yes, the offizcat one) and am joining a new one in June, which is tomorrow. Boo.
So while I'm feeling a down at the fact that I'll have to wake up earlier and travel to work with the office crowd all over again, I guess life is life and maybe it all wouldn't be so bad once I actually get started with work.
Incase I disappear for a bit after 1st of June, I'm still alive but probably just drowning in work ;)
Thanks for reading this life update and putting up with all the words!