I'm getting married in a couple of weeks.. and I'm scared shitless. Any advice from those of you that have made this step?
Utilizing the belief system and work ethic (Mattributes) of THE Matt Hardy to create a better life for yourself by fulfilling your goals and dreams. Mattitude is a quality that can help anyone -- regardless of background or past -- to achieve success. You just have to make it a lifestyle, a mindset, a religion. Mattitude, is something that can not be taught or learned. Mattitude is something that burns within. In the ring, Mattitude is the intangible, the x-factor, that gives me an advantage over everyone else.
Yeah, don't be so worried. It's a normal step in life, so just live it and don't freak out. Now that you've (presumably) found the person you will spend the rest of your life with, you don't have to worry about *that* anymore and can concern yourself with other things and goals. It should be a very comforting feeling.
Write down a page of things that you like and/or love about this woman that you've chosen to committ yourself to and put it somewhere that you will be able to find it in a year. (Is there such a place? i know, i know....)
Open it up on your anniversary. Read it. Remind yourself of those qualities. Then write a new one. No fair copying the old one, but you can use SOME of the same ones. Save both of them for the next year.
Do this for your entire marriage. If you have a fight with her or you get bored with her or whatever the reason, get out the pages that you have and read them. Contemplate how you truly feel about her and remember that most things are pretty petty compared to a lifetime.
Finally, on your 50th wedding anniversary, have all of the pages that you have written bound into a book and give it to her for a really awesome present!
Oh, yeah: don't be nervous. Everyone will be looking at her. You'll be lucky if they remember that you're there! ;>
Congratulations and good luck!
If the foolish man built his house on the sand, why is beach-front property so expensive?!
The Dubliners also did a song based on the story, the lyrics for which can be found hither.... http://www.lyricsondemand.com/d/dublinerslyrics/thesicknotelyrics.html Whether this makes the story any more believable is questionable ;)