August was one of the most memorable months of my life.
First, I received an unexpected promotion at work. I was thrilled to say the least.
Yes, it will be a tremendous challenge. And I have a number of new responsibilities now on my plate (and surely a little added stress). But that just means that it is a perfect opportunity for growth and meaningful achievement.
Then, on the morning of August 23rd, the woman I adore and appreciate more than words can express agreed to marry me.
The picture you see above was taken a few moments after she graciously overlooked my nervous rambling and said yes to my proposal … making me the luckiest guy I know.
The elation of that moment still has not subsided. It has, though, been joined by the reality of the next step that Heather and I must take: planning a wedding. From what I know of this process, having watched others go through it, the next 8-12 months (depending on what the date ends up being) are going to be jam-packed with action, the majority of which will not be, umm, stress-free.
I’m looking forward to it all. Between work, the wedding, and the everyday process of building this new shared life with Heather, the next year is going to be vastly different from the one that preceded it.
All of this leads me into the difficult decision that precipitated the big change alluded to in the headline of this post: [Read more…] about A Memorable August Leads to a Difficult (but Necessary) Decision