I can’t sleep. It has been exactly 10 hours and 19 minutes since my girlfriend mentioned the words that every guy expects, but is never prepared to hear, marriage. Marriage? The C word? I am freaking out. Yes I do love her, and know that I will be with this girl forever, but where do you start. The planning, the preparation, the spotlight. I am usually watching Sports Center this time in the morning. Not writing a blog. How do we pay for the wedding? Where do you get the money? Where do you start? This is harder then I thought. This is for every guy who is taking the plunge and needs a guideline to success. This will teach you how to deal with in laws, opinions, and everything in between. This is for every bride to be, and wife, to understand a guy’s perspective on engagement, marriage, and that inevitable word, commitment.
I must start by explaining how I live. I walk out of my condo and to the right is the ocean. I can hit the beach with a rock. I live within a ¼ mile of 8 bars and can easily walk to all of them. That is huge. For reasons easily understood. I am a teacher and so is my girlfriend, soon to be fiancée (wow). Think about it, living near the beach, summers off, what a life. As I walk out this morning, I cannot help but notice the fishing boats and barges out on the horizon. I often wonder what they are doing and where they are going. Only today I want to jump out in the ocean and swim to one of them. Take me with you…ok I will relax.