Want to know a secret? I’ll let you in to a little personal secret of mine pertaining to my past relationships. You see, back in high school and undergrad of college most of my friends thought of me as this “2 week girl.” No, not because my relationships would only last 2 weeks, but because I couldn’t stand having a disagreement with someone. I just never saw the need to fight or not get along. It wasn’t really important to me to fight. I thought, why waste your time?
So, that’s where my “2 week girl” came into play. You can bet that after an argument that I just didn’t see the importance of the guy and me would be over in about 2 weeks.
I promise that I am not this cold-hearted, stone-faced woman. I really do have a heart and I would bend over backwards to help my partner out. I would be there for them, whether if it was helping study, a family crisis, etc. I was there. I just did not see the need to fight. Why?
Then it all changed. One night, I met J and he changed my world. We fell fast for one another. We decided early on that it would be the two of us. The two of us against the world and we would be together.
It hit me one day – J was worth fighting with. We may not always agree on every topic. We frustrate each other. Our personalities are not identical. I am much more reserved and J is very outgoing. I am a homebody and J is happy out with people.
We also make each other happy, laugh, and work harder at being a better person. J pushes me to go after my dreams. I do not think I would have been as passionate about MereLynneConcepts on Etsy without him. We are there to listen to one another and help each other.
As women (well most women) we watch these romantic comedies, you know – the cliché ones. The movies where at the very end, right before the credits roll the two characters embrace and say something like, “I’d rather fight with you then make love to anyone else.” Then there is an extremely long and passionate kiss.
J and I may get into it time from time, but he is worth every hard discussion, every time I have to admit I’m wrong – J is worth it all. We’ve had to learn how each other react to a fight or disagreement. Not just learning but compromising our typical actions for the one we love.
I may not have the romantic comedy ending, but I do have the person that makes my soul instantly melt. I found the person that I will face the world with, as a team. For that I am grateful.
I feel as if I’ve been M.I.A. for the past few days. I haven’t felt like doing anything. My poor house is a mess, the dogs need baths, and my little ole blog has been neglected.
Where have I spending my time?
Well for starters I’ve been attempting to do Crossfit 3x a week… it’s slowly getting there. At least I can wake up the day after and not fall out of bed because my legs aren’t there to catch me.
Next, we went to a Springfield Cardinals game last week. J had won a contest at work and got free tickets to the Budweiser suite. Of course we could not pass up a night of Cardinals baseball, beer, and stadium hot dogs.
Then I’ve been adding prints to the MereLynne Etsy shop. If you haven’t seen the new listings, please check it out. Plus, learning the ins and outs of Etsy has been a bit challenging for me. Promoting my pieces, my site, and my Facebook page are a bit time consuming.
Finally, I’ve been spending some quality time with J and the pups. I’m sure they appreciate that the quality time does not involve water and soap, but they can’t escape that for long. Honestly, I should have cleaned around the house this past weekend. I really, really should have. But the couch looked some comfortable and there was a really good movie on all day… so alas I did not clean.
I’m pretty excited because my parents are coming for a visit this weekend. My Dad hasn’t seen our new place yet. Which means two things: 1) our house has to spotless before 8pm on Thursday night 2) we need to go grocery shopping so that it appears we have food and are doing just fine.
You know, the basics before any parent comes to visit. Don’t look like a slob and pretend that you have enough food to feed yourselves.
It’s going to be a pretty busy week and I’m glad that I took the weekend to prepare for it. See, I’m still trying to convince myself that it was a good thing I was lazy this weekend.
I’ve added a new listing to MereLynneConcepts.
Think Outside The Box. This sign can be customized and would be perfect for an office. Nothing like a little inspiration in the work place!
Check out the Etsy store.
Just added to the Etsy shop.
8 x 10 poster
with “I Got This.” printed in navy and yellow coloring.
Check out the listing.
The most exciting part of 2013 is J and I’s wedding in November. We’ve been planning, organizing, and buying items for it. The closer we get the more ready I am for it to get here. I haven’t been too overwhelmed yet, but I’m sure it’ll hit. We are almost 5 months away from the big day!
And finally, my new Etsy venture is thrilling. I will be adding more items to the shop this coming week. I’ve spent time creating new designs, working on my policies, and even my business plan. I may have a degree in Marketing, but actually attempting to use what I’ve learned is a whole new ball game. I’ve been reading up on SEO, advertising, sponsorships, etc.
Cheers to exciting times!
So, I might be just a little too giddy about my new adventure that I told you about the other day (here). If you are in need of some new paper goods, then check out my shop over on Etsy.
I was so excited that I took a screenshot of my listing in the search results for my undated planner/organizer.
Thanks for all the support!
Alright, it’s time for a new adventure. I have to keep moving.
You may have noticed that the name of the blog has changed. That’s because ….
I would like to introduce you to my new Etsy shop – MereLynneConcepts. I will continue to add items over the next few days (hopefully) for a long time.
I would love it if you would take a look at my shop and I am open to any suggestions that you might have.
It’s official, J and I are engaged!
I still get a big, goofy smile on my face when I say that sentence. I have been in la-la land planning, dreaming the perfect wedding.
I hope to share ideas and DIY projects that we will be incorporating into our wedding. So far, I’ve ordered a few items from Etsy. A lovely save-the-date sign from ArmyMOMOfTwins for our engagement photo session and because her signs were just too hard to pass up I also ordered a Mr. and Mrs. sign for our reception chairs. Check out the save-the-date sign here and the reception chair signs here.
I had a hard time deciding which projects that I wanted to make myself and which ones I would order from Etsy or have someone else do. I finally reached a decision maker that was too hard to argue with… If it is going to cost more to get the materials needed to make it than it would to purchase (including shipping costs) than I would order it. It was simple money-saving tactics that persuaded me. I don’t need a bunch of paint, ribbon, and other items that I will not use for another project.
I hope to share my projects, ideas, and final outcomes throughout the planning process. We have about 9 months till the wedding, so I have some work cut out for me.