life update (the engagement edition)

Since getting engaged, life has been a bit different. Not in any huge ways other than oh-gosh-now-i-get-to-plan-a-wedding but mainly in much more subtle ways.

Like leaving my job at the Knitting Tree. It was a wonderful season and I learned so much in the nine months that I worked there, but my life is changing and it was time to move on.

Like making our registry and buying plane tickets and realizing how much I want to spend the rest of my life with my fiancé and how thrilled I am for our future together.

Like getting distracted by the sparkly ring on my finger.

Like making lists and eating cream puffs (our neighbors got them for us the night we got engaged. seriously the best ever.)

Like pinterest boards and books full of happy wedding-ness.

Like hunting for the perfect peach pie.

Like starting to blog somewhere new. (more details about everything wedding-related can be and will be found here eventually: Our Boring Adventure)

My perspective has changed slightly as I am aware that I only have seven months left here at home, with my family, in California… So, the changes have been subtle, but they are still changes that are very much significant. The past couple of weeks have been wonderful, though, in the midst of it all, and a post about those adventures will be coming soon.

The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.
-Proverbs 6:19

shakespeare by the sea : hamlet

It’s Shakespeare by the Sea season again. Last year, we saw their production of All’s Well That Ends Well and this year, we had the privilege of seeing Hamlet. Connor and I went with our friends Hannah and Emily and their wonderful mother a while before all the engagement-excitement which is why I haven’t gotten around to posting about it until now.

It was a lovely evening and the actors were so skilled in bringing the iconic Shakespearian characters to life. Eating sandwiches and drinking tea while watching Shakespeare under the stars with dear friends? Doesn’t get much better than that. Like seriously.

My personal Shakespeare challenge requires that I isolate and expound upon a favorite aspect of the play so I’m just going to share one of my favorite dialogue exchanges between Hamlet and Rosencrantz. It’s one that has always made me think and provides a unique description of how perspective changes everything.

HAMLET: Denmark’s a prison.

ROSENCRANTZ: Then is the world one.

HAMLET: A goodly one; in which there are many confines,
wards and dungeons, Denmark being one o’ the worst.

ROSENCRANTZ: We think not so, my lord.

HAMLET: Why, then, ’tis none to you; for there is nothing
either good or bad, but thinking makes it so: to me
it is a prison.