Hey Everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. My sincere apologies as I know most of you have been anxiously waiting for my blog posts (ha-yeah right).
In any event, Brian and I finally tied the knot on November 4, 2017. We got married at Point Lookout Resort in Northport, Maine (a small town just north of Camden), and it was absolutely perfect! The weather was gorgeous, the ceremony was amazing, and the reception was a blast. We even had an after party at a bowling alley complete with pizza, beer and donuts. A beautiful trio, indeed.
Brian and I then went on to spend a few days in Bar Harbor, Maine, followed by a recent trip to Napa Valley. We got back this past Sunday (which is just in time for me to start my new job)!
Although we are still exhausted, we are both grateful for the *many* wonderful things in our lives right now. The love and support we have received from our incredible friends and family. The opportunity to travel to both Bar Harbor and Napa. My new job. All to name a few! 2017 has been a pretty incredible year… and I have a feeling 2018 will be just as amazing!
Aside from the everyday goings-on in my life, I also want to put some of my own thoughts out there about giving thanks and being grateful for what we have in life- even if/when we feel like we are at rock bottom. Especially since Thanksgiving has just passed and we are now heading straight into the holiday season. It all starts with a short little story of a situation I was in not too l long ago.
I recently signed up for a Postmark account where I have been fortunate enough to sell a few items of clothing here and there for [what I would call] extra
coffee, beer, wine “fun” money. [For those of you who are not familiar with Postmark you can get more info about it here]. In any event, a woman purchased a pair of running shorts from me right after I left for Maine…you know…for my wedding and all. Postmark usually gives sellers plus/minus two days to ship their item (but of course there are exceptions). The woman reached out to me after the two days had passed, for which I responded. I apologized for the delay and I told her I was out of town for my wedding. I then assured her that I would ship the item the second I got back [which I did]. No big deal, and problem solved.
Her response was as follows: “congrats on your wedding but I wished you would have made other arrangements to mail your items because I was going on vacation and want to take them with me and now I can’t.”
Ah. Well then. Maybe some of you would not be bothered by this, and/or some might argue that she, as the “customer” is right. It is also possible that I was overreacting. But this really bothered me.
I wasn’t in the mood to start an online battle (and, let’s be honest, I wasn’t about to forfeit a star rating either!). Therefore, my response back was: “Oh no! I’m sorry. I’ll send it out as soon as I get home.”
There were a few more exchanges here and there, most of which I ignored….But what I really wanted to say was this (in bold): “congrats on your wedding (thank you!) but I wished you would have made other arrangements to mail your items (girl, are you serious?! What “other arrangements?” Like turn the plane around?? Because that is where I was. On a Boeing 737 5,000 feet in the air. But you’re right. I should have turned around. Or maybe when you said “other arrangements” you meant for me get married a different weekend?) because I was going on vacation (I’m sorry. Me too. Did I mention I was away for my wedding?! As if I’m not stressed out enough) and want to take them with me and now I can’t. (I am sorry your vacation is now ruined. I can’t imagine how difficult this must be for you to not have these shorts. Perhaps you could bring a different pair?)