Now that the bar exam is behind me, I have much more time on my hands. There are only so many hours in the day that can be spent looking over the same lack of new job postings, or reading creepy “job listings” on Craigslist that may or may not be solicitations for sex work.
But I’m getting married! Shouldn’t that fill up hours of my time? Shouldn’t I be hand-crafting centerpieces or learning calligraphy or something? Well, in case you haven’t been reading my blog lately, I’m mainly focused on finding a dress at this point. And that worries me.
I worry that August 2010 is too soon to look for a dress to wear at a July 2011 wedding. Having read more than my fair share of wedding blogs, it seems like a lot of people have wedding dress second thoughts, and I don’t want to. I don’t want my dress to suddenly not fit either; I think staying the same size for a year is a challenge for many people, but for me it is extra intimidating because ever since I unintentionally lost a good bit of weight a few years ago, I’ve been expecting it to come back any day now.
On the other hand, I am, as mentioned, unemployed. In addition to having time to fill, dress shopping while not confined by a regular workday has its perks.
Additionally, the Cleveland Running of the Brides is August 27, and I don’t want to rule that option out. It might not be a great solution for me because I’m (right now) a lot smaller than a bridal sample size, which unsurprisingly seems to make up the bulk of the sale stock. But just in case I do strike discount dress gold in Ohio, I’d kind of like to do a more traditional shopping trip before that, mainly for my aunt’s benefit; she’s been looking forward to this since I was a wee girl learning gender performance in my Superstar Barbie costume playset.
So… what does the Internet Jury say? Should I dive into dress hunting now? Should I put it off? Until what point?
If not dress hunting, what sort of things should a young lady of leisure do with her time? (I will accept non-wedding related ideas, happily!)