No, not Christmastime.
One part joyous, one part inexplicably irritating.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE weddings. And I love love. And I love when people find love and live happily ever after.
But thanks to the magic that is Facebook, I wake up every morning to find that AT LEAST 3 new people have become affianced.
Now, I'm completely aware that I sound like some desperate girl who is just jealous and itching for her man to propose. Of course, a litle part of me thinks it would be lovely to be engaged. What girl wouldn't want a beautiful ring that comes with a promise of marrying your best friend? But I know I'm not in the right place for that yet, and ultimately I'd like to be a little older/financially stable when I get married. We've had these discussions and agreee on the fundamentals, so I know that it will happen when it happens.
So why do I get so riled up when I am bombarded with engagements on my newsfeed?
BECAUSE I'M A FEMALE. Because egagements tug at my hormones and my heart and make me all wonky for no reason. Because my subconscious likes to play mean tricks on me. Because I am overly emotional sometimes. Because I secretly do wish it was me??
Disclaimer: I feel like feminism just took a tiny blow and I might have made it sound like all women are dying to get married. Not the case. Girl power!