So after my engagement ring snapped less than a year after getting it (which I only did because my first one broke, which come to think of it seems like a bad omen) the jewellers actually replaced it free of cost!! It’s nothing too fancy, the main stone is morganite and the diamonds are little but it means so much to me. I really did feel naked without it. I wasn’t used to having my wedding ring on it’s own and because they’re rose gold it kind of just looked like any old ring so it feels really good to have a married looking hand again!!!
I've been wondering about something today in regards to the proposal. So we know Hook's getting a new jacket and the last time they gave him a new look, it was for his first date with Emma and him trying to integrate into SB. Do you think the change of jacket would coincide with the engagement this time around? If so, it looks like we first got spoilers for it in 6x15. (No CS spoilers for 6x13 & 6x14 though so unclear when he might've started wearing it)
Oh, I didn’t think of that! Could be! Hook might want to get a new look if he planned a proposal!
Well, I haven’t been here a lot the last month. I’ve been pre-occupied…..because I got ENGAGED in DISNEY WORLD on January 31!!!!
So now I’m just stressing over wedding planning. And I’m seriously considering getting married in Disney because everything is stressing me and there are too many opinions and I’m just like UGH JUST TAKE ME BACK TO DISNEY OKAY
When I was a little girl my mother used to read me fairy tales.
I remember these stories of heroic princesses (who despite the odds) found
happily-ever-after. It was always the
idea of love that captivated me as a child, but as I grew up I soon realized
that it wasn’t love that made the princess happy, it was the journey. In fact,
my favorite fairy tale had nothing to do with a prince. For just as Alice fell
down the rabbit hole, I too have been on the most curious and wonderful
There is a place, like no place on earth.
A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger.
Some say, to survive it, you need to be as
mad as a hatter,
Which luckily, I am.-Alice in Wonderland
I have been living in Oz for 370 days now. Can you believe
it? I remember packing my belongings nearly one year ago as I left the comfort
of home behind for a world of uncertainty. I remember that final hug from my mother
as I boarded a plane bound for Hawaii—and—I even remember the fear in my eyes
as I once again said my goodbyes and traveled to Australia. One year. I have
not hugged my mother in one year. I have not spent a single holiday with my
family in one year. I wasn’t there when my best friend gave birth to her first
child. I wasn’t there to celebrate my nephew’s 13th birthday. And I wasn’t
there when my sister announced that she was expecting baby number three. In
fact, I haven’t stepped foot on American soil for one whole year.
So what have I been doing? Well…there’s a lot to catch you
up on. As with any adventure, you will always experience the highs and the
lows. The first three months were the hardest. I was homesick nearly every day
and didn’t know how to cope with the emotions I was feeling. It was exciting
being in a new place but in my heart I knew something was missing. That missing
piece (as I would soon find out) was Toby, an 8-week old Vizsla/Border Collie. The
moment Toby arrived, I felt a sense of comfort and relief which helped me let
go of all the fear and loneliness I once held. I guess you could say my life in
Australia hit a turning point. Soon after Toby I landed a full-time job as an
analyst. I began to make new friends, and I finally felt settled in life. *I
even became a local at the coffee shop down the street.
I suppose we all have to hit that “turning point” before
life changes and you can’t give up before it happens. It would have been easy
to just go home, back to everything I knew. But as Alice once said, “her world
was a mess, so she lost herself in a wonderland of madness.” I wasn’t in
madness but wonderland, most definitely. In October I traveled to Sydney and it
was everything I had ever dreamed of. It was beautiful, sunny, and full of
sights that any tourist would be elated to see. We landed on a Thursday afternoon
and made it to our Darling Harbor hotel right in time for dinner. In customary
fashion, I was exhausted and wanted an evening in while my rather jubilant
boyfriend proclaimed that we couldn’t waste our first night in Sydney. As I got
ready for the night out, I couldn’t believe how far I had come in the last
eight months. Every tear and struggle was worth it because I was exactly where I was meant to be. We wandered towards
downtown Sydney and eventually made it to our destination: O-Bar, a rotating
restaurant on the 47th floor. While the views simply took my breath
away, it was Jacob who stole my heart. Inside five handcrafted Babushka dolls were
handwritten notes of our global love story. In the last, he asked me to be his
My Aussie was finally my forever and he couldn’t have chosen
a more perfect place. We celebrated the night away and then the next two days. From
Sydney we traveled to Fiji where we spent a week in paradise bliss. Every
morning we woke up to sunshine and blue water as we meandered down the beach for
coffee; stopping nearly every 5-feet to say “Bula” which in Fijian means “Hello.”
The air was crisp and I was in heaven. Fiji was the ultimate relaxation and
heading back to reality proved difficult. Well…reality for another two weeks. Two
weeks later we ventured to Hamilton Island, perhaps the most beautiful place on
earth. As Jacob finished his triathlon, I was mesmerized by the various blues
the sky and water had blended together. Hamilton Island was the place I had always
dreamed of and the serenity it brought my life was the pinnacle of this
So here we are, one year later. I eat Vegemite every single
day and without hesitation sit on the left-hand side of the car. I’ve touched a
koala as it ate eucalyptus and even climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge (worth
every penny). I’ve traveled around Australia-from the Great Ocean Road to
Queensland. I’ve been parasailing in Fiji and began a post-graduate degree in
security. I got a puppy, a fiancé, and the most amazing family and friends. I
celebrated holidays I didn’t even know existed while learning how to play
cricket and footy. I could have let my fear and sadness consume me those first
three months but then I would have missed out on the journey. So here is my
final advice for you.
Stop telling yourself no and start saying yes. You can
always have more money and there will always be bills to pay. I know, you can’t
travel without money right? Wrong. I sold all my belongings and came to
Australia with only savings and no guarantee of a job. Sure, it was hard. But
money should never hold you back from what you want and dream of. Next, there
will always be Grandma’s birthday or Stacy’s graduation. Stop with the family
commitments. Your family will love you no matter where in the world you are. As
long as they know you are thinking about them, your relationship will stay the
same. Lastly, life is too short…so please, please see the world. It is the most
magical, colorful, and exuberant place. Try new food, learn new cultures and
never stop exploring-even if it’s just for one year, one month, one week, one
Alice: How long is forever? White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.
As for me, I will keep doing the same and updating you on the
journey as I go. What’s next? A wedding in Maui, a honeymoon in the Maldives,
and tons of surprises in between.