It’s Engagement Season! #KMN
As you could probably guess from the title, I'm a tad bit jaded when it comes to the subject of getting engaged. So before you call me bitter, let me give you a little back story...
... I am 24, and I'm currently living with my boyfriend of 10 years ( yes, you read that correctly, no need to adjust your computer screen), Matthew. We are high school sweethearts and have been together for a long time, so I get a BUTTLOAD of annoying questions from family, friends, co-workers, and even strangers (ok, maybe not strangers); "When are you getting married?" "Do you think he'll propose soon?" and the even more intrusive, "When are you going to have kids?" And since the holiday season is in full swing, we're going to be spending time with both our families. Therefore I am mentally preparing myself for the engagement question bombardment I'm sure to receive.
And the reason I bring this all up, you ask? I haven't been able to go on Facebook for the last month without seeing someone else I know is getting engaged! This article on proposals during November and December explains it all. Yes, I'm happy for my friends and wish them lots of congratulations. However, I need a break. A break from the corny "We got engaged!" photo shoots. A break from the onslaught of pictures of the blushing bride-to-be using her left hand for everything. But most of all, a break from all the nosy questions I'm bound to be asked before eggnog is even poured on Christmas Eve.
Buzzfeed has captured my feelings perfectly. And, what I can only guess, are the feelings of many more ladies. Check out this hilarious (and super accurate) listing of the different emotions many people (me especially) go through when hearing someone is engaged.
All right, I'm done ranting. Thanks for listening! If you have any advice for me on how to handle this situation, I'd love some... Let me know in the comments below!