Today, I share a little bit of my life with you and the important people in it. My story is not fully written without them. One of those people is my fiancee, who I will lovingly call Mr. Right (or, 8-Bit, on occassion).* Our story together began in 2012 when we met through a mutual friend. There was something about him that kept me drawn in and enjoying his company. Fast forward to July 26, 2016 and he asked me to marry him! Cleary, I said yes..because here we are!
That Summer, we were gearing up for what we decided would be our traditional vacation trip to Mechacon, an anime and Japanese entertainment/culture convention. This would be my second time going and I was happy to return. It was the one part of the year I most looked forward to; three whole days of fun and quality time with my love. The trip was much needed, as I had just been laid off from work and could use the pick-me-up before starting the grueling job hunt again. I suppose my (then) boyfriend wanted to change my perspective and see this as a new chapter to my life; our lives- together! We checked into our hotel room early. As I put away the luggage I turn to see him down on bended knee; asking for me to marry him! He had the sweetest little puppy dog look in his eyes. I didn’t cry right away; but once the hugging and kissing commenced, so did the water works.
So, what about the ring?!
Mr. Right and I are practical people. Over the course of our seven years together, he has taught me a lot and one of those things is how to better manage my money. I knew building a life together meant that it wasn’t just about what I wanted (materialistically) and if I made smart money decisions now, it would allow for fun splurges later. With that being said, I wanted to be realistic about the engagement ring to invest in. I didn’t want him to spend alot (especially that age-old tale of spending THREE months worth of paychecks on a ring….ludacris!) We had talked extensively about it, prior to us taking the next step in our relationship. I knew I wanted something simple and elegant, that wasn’t too gaudy (even though, I love big, sparkly, glam things). I didn’t want it to turn my finger green and I needed something that would stand up to everyday wear. In the case of a fatal event of loss or theft, I wanted this ring to not be too much of a financial blow, either. I actually chose my ring myself, and when the time was right for him, he presented it to me. Behold, my gorgeous 6.0mm Cushion-Cut Pink Morganite and Diamond Accent ring in 10k Rose Gold. It was everything I wanted! As much as I love jewelry, I am not a big ring wearer, but this one I never wanted to take off!
Our engagement will be marked at three years, this coming summer. I am so blessed to have Mr. Right in my life and I’m happy to have this symbol of love on my finger; forever.
*= Denotes name change. For the respect and privacy of friends and family, names have been changed and cool nicknames given. 🙂