inspiredlife: (nimerha = love)
[personal profile] inspiredlife
So, um, hi!! Yeah, it's been 4 months since I posted. Oops?

I'm so insanely busy with work this year. I can't really even pinpoint why. Not much has changed in terms of structure, scheduling, etc as compared to last year but this year is hugely stressful. I average 60 hours a week and when I'm home, I'm just exhausted. I hate it because I miss LJ a lot and I feel so disconnected from many of you here. I don't even know who's still around these days. But, anyway, I didn't come here to whine.

Rather, I wanted to share some awesome news. [livejournal.com profile] girl_in_prague and I are engaged! This is likely old news for most of you as it's already been announced on twitter and facebook but we're still deliriously happy.

It's been a difficult journey as we dealt with the legalities of it all. For quite a while, we were advised not to get married in the States as it could cause future immigration issues for us. But, as we enter an age where DOMA might actually be repealed, our family lawyer's advice has changed. It is an amazing feeling, especially right now. I live in hope that the Supreme Court will make the right decision.

As for us, words can't even begin to express how happy and excited we are. Our wedding will be this July in Boston. Yay!! So far location and general reception plans have been set. Seems to me that the biggest issue will be the dresses.  :)

Misha made this icon for us years and years ago, when we were just starting to date and figure ourselves out. I never even imagined that this would be our future but the icon is still pretty apt. Thank you so much to those of you who have been with us through the long haul and years of long-distance pining. Thank you to newer friends who don't have the slightest clue what we've been through.  And, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to those of you who have supported and fought for our right to marry.  I truly believe that full equality is getting closer and closer, friends and all our efforts make a difference.

Date: 2013-03-27 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] archaeologist-d.livejournal.com
Congratulations!!!!

Date: 2013-04-17 01:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inspiredlife.livejournal.com
Such a delayed response but thank you!! :)

Date: 2013-03-27 01:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaosmaka.livejournal.com
ILU! ♥ I'm so happy for the two of you! *squish*

Date: 2013-04-17 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inspiredlife.livejournal.com
I'm so lame - I can't believe I never replied to this. Lol. Thanks, sweets. Love you too and am still so sad you can't be there.

Date: 2013-03-27 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nefernat.livejournal.com
I've squeed already, but: YAAAAAAAY!!! I am _beyond_ happy for you both!! Of course, this means I'm demanding snaps!!

Oh and no better use for my icon than this occassion!!

♥ to you both!!

Date: 2013-04-17 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inspiredlife.livejournal.com
I can't believe I never responded to this. But I guess we've discussed plenty, yeah? :)

♥♥♥!

Date: 2013-03-27 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chuffing.livejournal.com
I am still so, so very happy for both of you. It's just so wonderful. <3

Date: 2013-04-17 02:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inspiredlife.livejournal.com
Late reply is ridiculously late. Still, thanks muchly, sweets. ♥

Date: 2013-03-27 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-claudia.livejournal.com
Still so happy for both of you! *throws glitter confetti*

♥ ♥ ♥ &allhugs;

Date: 2013-04-17 02:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inspiredlife.livejournal.com
Thanks, darling! (yes, I know this is a ridiculously late response. Watch me not care).

Date: 2013-03-27 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quichey.livejournal.com
Ridiculously happy for the both of you (still! forever and always!)

Date: 2013-04-17 02:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inspiredlife.livejournal.com
♥♥♥ (not sure why i never responded to this)

Date: 2013-03-28 06:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snottygrrl.livejournal.com
i'm all for more squeeing about this

::twirls you both::

Date: 2013-04-17 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inspiredlife.livejournal.com
i realized after i commented on your post that i never replied to comments on my post. oops? anyway, thanks so much, dear heart. ♥

Date: 2013-03-28 06:35 am (UTC)
eledhwenlin: (Dragons)
From: [personal profile] eledhwenlin
I'm so happy for you and Misha. <333

Date: 2013-04-17 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inspiredlife.livejournal.com
Hmm, somehow I never responded to this. Sorry! Either way, we appreciate it. :)

♥!

Date: 2013-03-28 01:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] estriel.livejournal.com
I squeed on Misha's FB already, but let me SQUEE some more! :) :)
It makes me feel all happy and mushy inside to think of the two of you getting married! ♥ Best of luck to you!

And fingers crossed for the Supreme Court decision on DOMA - it's so exciting for me, even as a non-American, to follow the changes regarding marriage equality and acceptance in general in the US... I kind of hope that once the US has legalized gay marriage across the board, the rest of the world will slowly but surely follow, or at least those countries in Europe where there's still issues with this.

Date: 2013-03-28 05:25 pm (UTC)
ext_16050: (Who - Nine & Rose dancing)
From: [identity profile] sunsetmog.livejournal.com
I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH. <333 Meeting you both was a joy. <333

Date: 2013-03-31 10:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inspiredlife.livejournal.com
Thank you, darling!! Meeting you was pure delight and hopefully we'll be able to hang our again next time we're your area (perhaps October?!?).

Date: 2013-03-29 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] norwegianblue47.livejournal.com
Congratulations! I'm so happy it's finally working out for you guys.

Date: 2013-03-31 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inspiredlife.livejournal.com
Thanks so much, sweets! It's pretty awesome!

Date: 2013-03-30 10:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slashfairy.livejournal.com
*huge grin*

Date: 2013-03-31 10:45 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-03-31 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tipgardner.livejournal.com
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Date: 2013-03-31 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inspiredlife.livejournal.com
That is a lot of hearts and they're all being sent right back to you! Wanted to try to connect today but it's suddenly 12:45 am and I'm in bed. :/ Hopefully we can connect tomorrow!

Date: 2013-04-04 07:11 pm (UTC)
ext_246082: (umbrella)
From: [identity profile] kitschful.livejournal.com
Congratulations~

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