Remember when I said, “I’m not anti-marriage“? Here’s proof…
On January 14, 2017, I tied the knot with my domestic partner of the past two years. We self-united in a small and simple ceremony, surrounded by our closest family members. One of our friends played the cello. Another facilitated the exchange of our vows and rings and later served as our photographer. It was simple, yet elegant. And overall, it was my favorite of all the weddings I’ve attended.
The comparison between my first and second weddings has been interesting. This time, I feel more confident. About everything. I’m not suggesting my second marriage will last forever (who knows? I didn’t promise it would). I’m saying that I’ve learned and grown a lot since my first trip to the altar…
This time, I didn’t do it because I thought I “should.”
This time, I didn’t care what tradition dictates.
This time, I enjoyed the planning process.
This time, the ceremony was custom-designed and super-empowering.
This time, I wasn’t alone.
This time, I’m not changing my name.
This time, I’m more self-aware.
This time, I’m more prepared.
This time, I’m a different person.
Here’s to happily ever after divorce!