The key to happiness in life is having something to look forward to.
I had read an article awhile back about brides falling into depressions after the wedding was over. It was an interesting article. I can see how taking on a huge project like a wedding can leave you feeling a little lost once it's over.
The wedding day is often so picturesque and surreal that it's hard to come down from that gracefully.
I didn't really go to crazy planning our wedding. I didn't have every detail spelled out or have everything labeled with monograms. That just isn't me. We wanted it to be simple, but beautiful of course.
I thought a lot about that article and made sure I tried to keep things in perspective. When we were away on our honeymoon I always tried to talk about all I was looking forward to once we got home. I made sure Mike and I planned a lot of fun, simple things to do this Fall so we could try to keep our excitement up. It isn't easy to go from being completely spoiled in the Caribbean, to an awesome weekend in one of our favorite cities, back to the every day hustle and bustle of the nine to five.
Fall is our favorite season and we are really going to try to take advantage of it. With the wedding behind us we can look forward to spending some low key days on long drives out east, pumpkin spice coffee and the first of many cozy New York nights.
If the key to happiness is having something to look forward to, then we should be just fine.