Ever since I was a girl, I have been fascinated by weddings. Of course, at that time I did not think about married life. Like any little girl, I merely imagined being a show-stopping bride, getting all the attention, and being in the spotlight.
Fast forward 20 odd years and on my D-day, it dawned on me that weddings mark the beginning of a new phase of life. The moment my fiancé and I vowed to spend the rest of our lives together, it suddenly hit me that I was about to start a new chapter in my life.
I’ve been married for close to a year now, and the initial days of marriage have been the most interesting. I’m slowly transitioning from singlehood to marriage. Allow me to share what this transition feels like.
From princess to queen
From being a happy-go-lucky princess at my parent’s kingdom, I am crowned to become a dutiful queen of my own castle. And the best part: I finally get the freedom to break old rules that my parents had set for me. Instead, I get to forge new rules for myself with the new king. But mind you, this authority comes with great accountability. After all, the new kingdom ought to be ruled efficiently.
From ‘I’ to ‘we’
A key change I’m noticing within myself is how marriage has made me more inclusive. It’s like I have gone from an ‘I’ to a ‘we’ mentality. Whenever I’m faced with any decision in life, I now automatically think about how my choices might affect him, or us as a couple. I’m amazed how two unique individuals can come together and learn to become one solid unit.
“Marriage is not just a bond between two people. It is the coming together of two families. I gained a partner for life, and also new kith and kin.”