A lot has happened to me last 2015 aside from changing my career plans, shifting to a totally different industry, working with a slew of different people from all walks of life. To going to Thailand with my Graduate School classmates, to attending a lot of blogging functions left and right and balancing everything out with my other goals, my time with my family and of course quality time with the people closest to my heart.
But with the new year it also ushers in a new year full of changes. Since I only get the weekends as my days off this semester is quite different since I have classes on Saturday afternoons due to the few slots for the weekday classes which were already filled up when I enrolled 😦 (I guess I’m going to miss out on a lot of activities every Saturday for the next 3 months) So before my class starts in a few hours…
Let me start off with my excitement on this new endeavor that I am trying to accomplish with the new year. 🙂
Despite my busy schedule, I made it a point this year to squeeze in more time for me to feed my soul and mind this year by sparing some time off to read at least 2 or 3 books per week. To give my mind a breather from everything that has been going on as of late.
The title immediately captured my attention and provoked my imagination. Upon arriving home to this package I wondered what unique story this book might have to offer related to marriage and to finally settling down. What would you do before finally saying I Do? Any regrets? Last minute hesitations? Are you fully committed to make it work despite losing the passion and the spark in your relationship? What if everything goes downhill and stale? What if it doesn’t work out? What if?? A lot of What if’s entered my mind immediately.
In this day and age, women are more prone to marrying later in life tending to focus more on their careers, advancing to further studies, traveling and exploring various places, building on their assets and investments and accomplishing their bucket list before they finally decide that “They are Ready”.
Gone were the days when women were married as early as their early 20’s or right after graduating from college. Today, more opportunities and doors have been opened for women and we as empowered women should grab these reigns and step up the game in the corporate ladder while were still young and free unbridled with all those marriage constraints. 🙂
Don’t get me wrong, I am really happy for those who finally found the one and decided that they are definitely ready to settle down with the guy of their dreams. However, you also have to consider that marriage is not a walk in the park and not all your days will be a bed full of roses. You need to essential tools to make that partnership work since it’s not only about you but also the other person as well.
It also takes a truckload of understanding, maturity and emotional stability to handle all the altercations and the curveballs that life may throw at you. Problems may arise and passion may be gone after a few years. So how do you keep it burning? I don’t want to have any regrets in the future when I finally say Yes to the man of my dreams as he plops over to one knee and proposes to me in front of all our friends and family. So I guess, I will just take my sweet time and read this book through while sipping my freshly brewed coffee 🙂 My thoughts on this soon! 🙂