Ring envy

It’s about to get real friends. So, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and if you are a 20- something your social media is probably blowing up with engagement photos. Honestly, I feel like my feeds have been blowing up with rings since November.


Now, I don’t think it matters if you have been in a relationship for 5 years or if you are super single , you can’t tell me that seeing those manicured nails with a shiny ring doesn’t annoy you just a little?!

Well, lately it has gotten to me more than I would like to admit.

I like to think that I keep it cool and I am completely okay with not having a timeline of when the question will be popped, but if I am being honest I’m totally jealous. If you never ever have ring envy, please message me, so we can do a tips post!

Don’t let this fool you, this post is not an open forum for me to complain that my boyfriend hasn’t proposed yet. I actually wanted to do the opposite. Instead of feeling like I should be posting one of those pictures I thought this Valentine’s Day let’s focus on the amazing love in our lives that we already have.

First I am going to do a tiny recap.

Year 1: Bryn took me on a SUPER snowy hike in Augusta. Then we went to, what would become one of our favorite celebration spots the Buckhorn Bar. It was perfect (swoon)

❤ ❤ ❤ !


Year 2: I don’t actually remember (this was only last year so I feel pretty pathetic).

This year we actually will be apart (Bryn has meeting in Great Falls). And honestly I am totally okay with that!

For all of you ladies saying how are you okay with that?! You were just talking about having ring envy! Well, after going through all the emotions it made me realize some things.

I don’t want a cliche Valentine’s Day engagement (no offense to anyone that does).

But Valentine’s Day is just not that special to us as a couple….and that’s totally okay!

If you are about to do what I was doing a few days ago and pout about not being engaged. STOP. Think about what you love about your partner what is special to you both and really think is the time for you to be engaged?

If it’s not happening it’s probably not the right time and that’s okay because when it is the right time imagine how exciting and special that will be!

Instead of worrying about what you don’t have tomorrow, be thankful for what you do.

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Don’t expect flowers or chocolates or jewelry. Be excited to spend time with your loved one and let the day to celebrate love remind you why you want to be in your relationship.

Maybe make a special memory like Bryn and I did. Our first valentines day I remember because it was different. We didn’t go to a fancy dinner, we got outdoors and explored a small town. Exploring is something that is special to us.


Seriously how freaking cute is this post! ❤


And for my single girls out there. Don’t get down, you don’t need a man to make tomorrow special. Make it special on your own.

Buy yourself that latte, or treat yourself to a yoga class.

Because whether you have a man or not, Valentine’s Day is about love and it’s always important to love yourself.

What will I be doing on this Valentine’s Day? I’ll be getting a manicure because as much as I feel like I should be with Bryn, I don’t need to feel sorry for myself! Life happens!

Plus I always love a good excuse for self care!

Happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo




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