I never understood why people didn’t like feeling like they were "in a fishbowl" – you know, when someone feels like they’re being stared at and judged. It sounds strange, but I actually used to crave attention. I grew up a theater kid, taking voice and piano lessons, auditioning for musicals and performing in plays. I loved being looked at and fawned over. I dared people to judge me because, secretly, I knew I was the best. (What a little jerk!)
Since I got engaged, though, attention isn’t really the friend I thought it was. At first it was kind of cool – people calling to congratulate us, give us their best, and offer their help. I’ve always heard that brides-to-be get to be the center of attention for a while,...
In the beginning, there was engagement...
As a female, I have spent 22 years of my life dreaming about, hearing about, and practically smelling and tasting weddings. But I never really thought about how to make one happen. I mean, in the movies they just magically appear and everyone cries with joy. Isn’t that how it works in real life? Ha!
But first, here’s my story. My name’s Laura, and I’m a reporter for a small town newspaper in the Hudson Valley. I grew up in Poughkeepsie with my parents and two younger sisters. In May, I graduated from SUNY New Paltz with my Bachelor’s in Journalism, and I’ve since moved out of my parents’ house into my own apartment. But most importantly to this blog, I’ve been...