When we got engaged and were thinking about how far away our wedding was, the Fella and I decided that as 2014 was the ‘year of the wedding’, 2013 was the ‘year to get things done’.
We wanted to pay off our debts and need to save up, a lot. I wanted to finally get a diagnosis from the hospital.As it turned out, being made redundant in the last few weeks of 2012, getting a new job was added to the list. To be allowed to marry in the church we want, we also had to attend services as much as possible.
Three, almost four months into the year, how is that going?
Debts – Mostly paid off. All I have now is a credit card on 0% interest which is being paid off quietly in the background each month and that’s it for me. For the first time since before I was a student, I’m actually in the ‘black’ not the ‘red’ which honestly, feels pretty good.
Savings – I have a nice direct debit set up for each month, and I will NOT spend it.
Hospital – Waiting on what will hopefully be the final test, then it’s diagnosis time.
Job – I did good. Within three weeks of being made redundant (two of which fell over Christmas/New Year), I had two offers on the table. I took the most sensible offer of the two and now, despite being terrified of the redundancy at the time, I know that it was the best thing that could have happened. I’m back up in London, working for a charity again and doing some pretty good work. Yes I’m tired and having to work on my work/life balance quite a bit, especially with my health issues but overall, great!
Church – we go pretty much every week and I have to say, I LOVE it. Not just because I get to have a little singsong. I like being in the place where we will get married, I love the feel of it and the people as well.
So the getting things done is going well.
As well as that, the church is sorted, the reception venue is booked and shortly we will be picking a photographer for the wedding. The weight is slowly coming off so that after my 30th in July (another post for another time), I can start shopping for THE DRESS. With less than 18 months to go now, our things to ‘get done’ need to be firmly centered around the wedding.
Although it’s not ALL wedding, we have managed to squeeze in there ‘have a holiday’ and ‘buy a new car’.