Okay, I think we have all established that I’m terrible at keeping up with writing posts, replying to emails and just generally doing most things that require more brain capacity than a toothbrush. But here I am! It’s a new year, and probably still same me, but I’m trying so I’ll give myself props for that.
Firstly, happy new year to everyone who has followed our journey so far. Your comments, emails and private messages have all been appreciated so much by us and it’s just so lovely to see how many people are interested in our (relatively boring) life together! To demonstrate just how boring we are, I’ll let you in on a secret: we were in bed before midnight on New Year’s Eve. Yes, you read it first here folks, we had some friends over for dinner and drinks which was just wonderful, and everyone left by around 11pm, and we went straight to bed, woke up at 12:02am on New Year’s Day, said happy new year to each other and went straight back to sleep. Total animals (hibernating bears to be specific).
2017 was a whirlwind for us. We got engaged, went overseas, bought a house, I started a new job, we adopted our sweet fur baby, started our blog, celebrated lots of our beautiful friends’ weddings, made some new friends and started planning our (now legal) wedding! No wonder we were exhausted by the end of it all.
I never ended up writing a blog post about the result of the change of legislation regarding marriage equality. What a wonderful time for our country and for the LGBTQ+ community. I made no secret of the fact that the postal survey and the resulting political storm surrounding it really affected me on a deeply personal level. I did not quite realise the extent of it until after the legislation passed. My emotions had been running high for a few months and it was like being able to breathe again. Although it was an emotional time for our community, more than anything we were blown away by the love surrounding us, from friends and family to complete strangers, we are so grateful for all of the brave people who stood up for what is right. So again, thank you.
Well we’re almost one year in to being engaged and it has taken us a while to get going but we are now in full swing with wedding planning! We have a date and a venue, we are in the process of booking catering, photography and videography, and dress hunting starts next month! 15 months to go… It’s starting to feel very real!
Thank you for all of the love and support in 2017, onto even bigger and better things in 2018 – we can’t wait to continue sharing our journey with you and see what the year brings for you as well.
Don’t be strangers!
Love & good vibes for the new year,
Liv & Cleo