It’s so crazy that it’s finally upon us, but Calah and I are tying the knot tomorrow morning.
It’s been a long time coming, but to make our relationship official in the eyes of the law is something that’s long past due.
Covid has required us to delay, and our reception and our honeymoon are delayed still, but it’s nice to resolve one key step of the process.
I’m so lucky that Calah has agreed to married me–and continued to agree as she’s gotten to know me more and more through our 517 days of engagement.
Calah is special in a way that gives me faith in the future. Sounds dopey and extreme, I know, but I mean it.
Calah is a person who sees the world and acts on her desire to make it better.
She’s been a registered nurse for years, but she decided to go back to school for nurse practitioner. But rather than go for a masters, she is doing the doctorate of nursing practice. She has to do a study on a topic of her choice.
Covid took away her original subject: Dental hygiene in oldtimers. I probably got it wrong, but I think that’s what it had been.
She saw the healthcare system get overwhelmed and thought there had to be a better way. One day she said to me, “Wow, it’s been a long month today” or something to that effect.
What she’d meant is that the day she had had felt like a month. From there, she and I talked about how some hours feel longer than others and that the stressors and demands aren’t equal each hour of a day or in every work condition.
From there, her topic of addressing nursing stress in the workplace grew and grew.
I could go on and on about her project, but that’s not the point of this post. What I’m saying is that she saw a thing that is broken and didn’t just say what a shame it was took action and is taking action to resolve it at a systemic level. And she’s not discouraged by people who say it can never happen.
That’s the thing about Calah: She does cross-discipline impressive stuff because she doesn’t seem to know that it’s hard.
I’m lucky that she said yes when I asked her out in July of 2019.
Readers of this blog can thank her for my current 312-day posting streak because when I was feeling really down 300+ days ago and couldn’t even bring myself to post about the crossword, she told me to put something down after she got fed up with me being inconsolable. And that got me out of my funk.
I’m frazzled right now in anticipation of the wedding. I feel like there’s a lot left to do that I’ve forgotten but can’t figure out exactly what that is.
And with Calah spending the time up to the wedding away from me, I can only rely on her notes to make sure I don’t royally screw stuff up.
I’ll have more to share after the wedding, but I can’t wait till Sunday morning.