I meant to write up this post in the month of March when it’s exactly a year after my wedding day. But life got in the way or I sabotaged myself time to actually draft and post this post. So here we are, in the end of April 2019. But I still would like to journal about the things that I love about my wedding last year.
Family & Friends
As someone who lives far away from home, which equals to living far away from family & close friends, being with them was one of the things I was looking forward to. All my extended families were present during our reception and my closest friends were all there dressed in uniform.
My mom was extremely excited to arrange this whole ceremony. I was happy that she was able to enjoy every single decision. After everything was done she even daydream about planning another wedding. For whom? I don’t know hahahaha.
I wasn’t that bride who stressed over her wedding dress. Which I was so thankful for. I did not want to pay an exorbitant amount of money for a dress that I will use once in my life. Despite the importance of the dress.
The story of how my dress came to life was quite funny actually. My mom and I decided to go for tailor made dress because we can get it cheaper that way. However, my mom doesn’t have my body measurements to give to the tailor so I had to provide her with that. But I have no clue how to even measure myself hahaha. So when I visited a friend in NYC in 2017, my friend, who’s a fashion designer, measured me. What a crazy ride?!
My mom’s friend did the embellishments on the bodice. Since I had about 5 days from the day I arrived in Indonesia to my reception day, we did not have enough time to make some adjustments. So I had to wear two corsets underneath the dress to make it fit!
The Fact That We Got Married
Hahahaha of course the main thing that I love about our wedding is the fact that we got married! Deo is the most beautiful human being on planet earth and I can’t imagine living my life without him.
I woke up every day feeling safe and glad that I have him next to me. It’s so cheesy and you probably feel sick reading this but I don’t write this kind of thing everyday so just bear with this paragraph haha.
Once upon a time (2015, I think?), I bought a very plush thick and warm parka from Zara. I love that parka to bits because of the warmth it gives me even during the coldest days here in The Netherlands. The hood is big enough and heavy enough to not get blown up while I bike. The color is black which matches with every single thing I own. The price is not abnormally expensive. I pretty much wore that parka to bits until the zipper broke.
I took it as a sign that maybe it’s time to invest in a new parka from Canada Goose. But… I did the unthinkable… I brought my Zara parka to the tailor to get the zipper replaced. And now it’s functioning like a normal parka and I fell in love all over again. So moral of the story is I ain’t buying a new 1000€ jacket because my 100€ one is still perfect.
8. PAY SOMEONE TO DO OUR TAXES
Tax season is coming up and I still haven’t registered to get someone to work on my tax return. The only reason why I’m even considering this is because my Dutch is not sufficient for paperworks like this. Buuuut… I have been getting by with the help of my husband to fill my tax returns up until now. Honestly I just want to throw money at the problem but also want to save money haha. I’m still indecisive about this decision.
10. NO BUY MAKEUP
So far I haven’t bought any makeup nor have I been tempted to buy anything other than HEMA BAE collection. Honestly, I’m only tempted because of the aesthetic and low price. And there is nothing I need in terms of makeup for probably the next 893719831 years. I still have a full pan of NARS blush that I bought in 2012. I’m hoping this is going to be one of the points that isn’t too hard to complete.
11. VISIT MY FAMILY
This month I went to Indonesia for 6 days. A very short trip due to a very urgent matter. This year we learned that my mom’s cancer came back. She had breast cancer in 2013 and was treated for that in China. And now the cancer is attacking her spine. My trip was more to see her rather than helping registration or whatever. I’m glad I was in the position to just fly at a moment notice to see my family when it’s needed.
Everything is going okay with my mom. We’re happy that she’s now getting the treatment that she needs. In June I will be back to Indonesia for three weeks so I can’t wait to see her and my family again.
14. NO ONLINE SHOPPING FOR CLOTHES
This is a fail. Due to shopping in store just gives me headache. And there’s no way you’re finding the best deal without consulting to the internet first. Like last month I was in need to replace my sweaters and I got a very good deal shopping online which I wouldn’t get in store. So yea at this day and age, there’s no point on denying how simple it is to shop online. I just added this point on my 19 of 2019 because I grew tired of returning items every week. So as long as I reduce the amount of ordering online, shopping online can be helpful than cumbersome.
In this month alone, I have read 5 out of the 10 that I planned to. It would be so dumb if I can’t read 5 more in the next 11 months haha. If you fancy befriending me on GoodReads, this is my GoodReads profile (here). Out of the 5 books I have read, This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay is my favorite. Although The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight has proven to be more useful than I thought. That shit is life changing.
Buy enough under garments
Lol to have this up on ze blog. But yea if I can cut my laundry frequency by purchasing a dozen more under garments then I better do that. So I did buy a few more this month. Man this is very weird to be talking about stuff like this online haha.
Sign up for YNAB non trial version
It was due for me after 3 months of trial to purchase the premium version of YNAB. But I chickened out and now YNAB-less. Maybe next month?