5.03.2014

If we were having WINE...

So many bloggers have been doing similar posts (however, theirs are usually about having coffee...oops) and I have finally decided to join them all. I have loved all of them, particularly these: Nadine || Amber || Kate


If we were having wine, it would be red. I'm not a white drinker. And if you are, chances are you won't be any longer after having wine with me. I'd also be drinking out of a stemless wine glass or my cat glass.

If we were having wine, I would tell you how hard it is to maintain good friendships in your 20s. If you're in your twenties, you might tell me you can relate. I would tell you that moving to a different state and being two months away from marriage really changes your social life (not necessarily in a bad way). I would tell you how much I miss my girlfriends that live in different states and how hard it is to keep in touch with them. However, I would also tell you I have made a few awesome friends since moving here too, which does help fill that void.

If we were having wine, I would tell you about the state of my heart. I would tell you how prideful I am. I would tell you how often I feel like I am not doing enough or doing something well enough. I would tell you that I have become more concerned with what people think about me since moving to a new state. I would tell you how worried I am about not being a good enough wife or partner.

If we were having wine, I would tell you how challenging my graduate program is. I would tell you that sometimes it makes me cry. And that other times it makes me want to not get out of bed in the morning. I would also tell you how awesome it is to basically make my own hours, do something I love everyday, and see the things I am learning along the way. I would tell you that no matter how hard it is, it is where I want to be in the end and I am so glad to have this opportunity.

If we were having wine, I would brag on my fiance. M is so helpful, loving, kind, and patient. He has all the qualities I hope to have myself one day. Is he always perfect? No. But if he was, what fun would that be? I would tell you how excited I am to marry him, and how overjoyed I am to this day that he chose me. I would also tell you I should really start writing my vows, but that I just don't know how to put my love for this person into words.

If we were having wine, I would show you fifteen cat pictures. Or more. I just love those little crazy cats, even if they do like to have relay races at bed time and jump on our counters at 3am to lick our dishes. They're just the sweetest.

If we were having wine, I would ask you about your relationship with God and what I can pray for you about.  I would love to know the state of your own heart. Where you are struggling or thriving. What you are learning lately.

If we were having wine, I would ask you how you are doing. I would ask how your friendships are, how your marriage (or your single life) is going, what happy things you are looking forward to, or what has you down. 

If we were having wine, it would probably be pretty great.

3 comments :

  1. I am pretty sure I relate to everything you post. I moved to a different city right after we got married and away from my family and friends. I had just graduated graduate school and I was embarking on this crazy journey. I loved this post.

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  2. If I had to choose, I'd choose wine over coffee too ;) Laughing over all of your cat pictures. A friend of mine pointed out the other day that my instagram account is usually of donuts or my cat. haha! What can I say!? I would love to have wine with you! :)

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  3. This is so fun :) We really are so similar, Cassie. Only difference is I'd be showing my dog pictures instead of cats. And I'd choose wine over coffee too seeing as how I love red wine and don't drink much coffee. I most definitely relate to the friend thing. I get down about it sometimes. It goes back to that expectations thing...I need to be happy with what I have, not what I don't. Remember that the reward for going through school will be greater than the pain that it is now! :)

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