129 Days - Destination Wedding Journal - Black Destination Bride


Day 129

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Temperature: High 45° / Low 37°


What Kind of Day Did I Have & Why?

I’ve been working on improving my productivity skills for work and I realized that I need to fit wedding planning fun in the mix...

I mean, damn!

This is a DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNINGJOURNAL that I’m keeping...so where is all of the planning?!?

Today was a much-needed reality check!


How Do I Feel? Health/Lupie Status?

My pain was at a 5 today...I didn’t have as much pain as I did numbness today. I noticed it last weekend and today, while I was running, I felt it again. It's a pain/numbness mix that I’m not a fan of...my circulation is definitely off...Still keeping an eye on it.


Workout Time & Duration?

Although my circulation is all fucked up and it almost messed up my cardio session, I didn’t let it stop me.
If it doesn’t kill me, it’s happening damn it! At least, that's how I'm feeling right now.
A treadmill run on 6-7 speed was pretty damn good for me. Since it was a late evening workout, we took a little longer and I’m pretty sure we were at the gym working on Chest & Back Day for about 2 hours.
But we made it! THAT'S what matters!

Gold Star for Us!


Destination Wedding Task Tackled:

I had a moment this evening where it hit me:

I'm neglecting my own destination wedding
while building this destination wedding business.

This is so important to me and I'm so passionate about it that it is all I'm about lately. Emails to Joyce (our planner) and anyone else have been on the back burner...and this is nuts!
I feel a bit lost in all of the other weddings and gathering information to help others, that I looked up today and I only have 129 more days until my own! I have to get back into my La La Land of Desti planning. I love that place and know that I will never be here again.
So what was my task for today?
I drafted an extreme to-do list for us which started off as a one-page brainstorm and ended up a well structured 3-page list.
We have work to do and now we know exactly what is left!

Also, right before I started to pull my hair out, Che swooped in and helped me draft our reminder letter to our guests on the final payments and travel arrangements.
And by "helped me", I mean he did it...ALL...he wrote the whole damn thing!
I don’t know HOW brides do this without their grooms...I’d be in trouble!


Any Old Destination Wedding Tasks Making a Comeback?


Loving Black Love Moment?

In my moment of enlightenment of my neglect, I was close to tears and I had to let Che know all about how I was feeling. He let me go on and on (and on) about it and get everything out...then he gave me some quick, but impactful advice. He basically told me to take a step back and get organized with my time. He assured me that this is normal around this time and we would be fine. He must’ve been reading some articles or something! He's so cool! Whatever it was, I like it...and I need and love how he can even me out and bring reason back every time. He didn’t freak out with me...although I think that was what I was looking for at the time...instead, he gave me what I really need:



What am I happy for?

I’m Happy for my new female entrepreneur masterminds group! Today was our first meeting and I got to connect with some great women who get what I’m trying to do and I’m really happy that I went to this morning’s meetings. This is going to be great! Ilove me some Girl Power!


What could I have done better?

I’m also happy that I’m getting my shit together before it is too late!

129 days is plenty of time to still enjoy the planning process - at least that’s what I’m telling myself damn it!

Although I did need my reality check, I didn’t have to treat it so negatively. I really did hurt my own damn feelings...Can’t be so hard on myself! Gotta take it easy a lil bit more Omi...damn!


What am I doing tomorrow?

Having some wedding planning fun!