We Interrupt the Never-Ending Wedding Recap for this Important Announcement
Posted January 10, 2013
I loved our wedding. I'm so glad we did it the way we wanted and had a wedding that represented who we are. I had a great time and will always treasure the memories.
And I'm so glad it's over and I never, ever have to plan another wedding again. I went to some weddings as a kid, but started really going to a lot of weddings when I was 18, meaning I've had 17 years to overthink how I'd want to do each and every thing. That's mental space that I've gotten back and I think we can all agree that I can use it.
Now that the wedding is over, I can take a well-deserved rest and settle back into regular life.
Raj got his orders the week of the wedding. Early next month we'll leave Pensacola. For Okinawa. Japan.
It's exactly what we wanted and I'm more excited than I can say to have the opportunity to live overseas and be able to travel around Asia. There's great diving off Okinawa and I do love reading that I "might need a light jacket on the coldest days". That's my kind of winter.
There is just a lot to do to get ready. We're working on selling furniture on Craig's List and sorting through the rest of our stuff to get rid of things. We don't know if we'll be living on base (where our housing will be furnished) or off (where it may or may not be) which makes things tricky. I have to get cleared through the military to move overseas, which involves a lot of steps and paperwork.
And we're trying to plan a honeymoon in between to Burma. Except apparently February is the peak season in Burma and we're planning at the last minute. Raj leaves today for Albuquerque to visit his family and I'll join him on Saturday (after a 10k that someone thought it would be a good idea to sign up for, back before the wedding and two weeks of subbing booze and cake for physical activity) and we both fly back on Wednesday. Movers will come on Friday, then I leave on Monday for a week in San Antonio. Raj will fly in on Friday and we have our reception for friends and family there that Saturday. We're back on Sunday for a week before Raj's graduation. Then we become homeless for a week before departing for Asia, left to wander the wilds of Florida. (Or visit friends in Tampa. One or the other.)
As for regular life? Maybe that'll start sometime in March, once we figure out what regular life means for us on the other side of the world.