The Captains Destination Wedding

Days Until I Am Married:  2

Final Weight:  162

After a long and arduous journey, I’m finally here.  Currently it is 6:30 in the morning, and I’m sitting on the patio of resort lobby looking down at the black waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  I usually have no trouble sleeping in on any given morning, but not today.  The excitement that is coursing through my veins wouldn’t let me go back to sleep.

After a year of planning, months of preparation, and two weeks of non-stop work, I have finally arrived at my destination.  Megan and I checked in yesterday to the Sanibel Harbour Resort, which is the location of both our wedding ceremony and reception.  We will be here for the next four days to celebrate our love.  And we couldn’t have picked a better spot.  The waterfront resort overlooks the bay and the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico.  It feels like tropical getaway yet it’s easy and convenient.

We spent months last year looking for the right spot, and finally found it here at Sanibel.  The minute we walked in, we knew this was where we wanted to be married.  That was last October.  One year later, I’m sitting here about to partake in the most elaborate celebration I’ve ever planned.

The road here was difficult at times.  Planning an event this large with little help was certainly taxing on both Megan and I.  In order to give everything a personal touch, we spent countless hours working on all of the little details.  For me personally, arriving to this point in time has been a journey.

At the beginning of the year, I set a goal for myself to write thirty blogs and loose thirty pounds by my wedding.  With two days to go, looks like I fell a little short of my goal.  I ended up writing 24 blogs and loosing 27 pounds.

Am I disappointed?  Of course not.  I am amazed that I was actually able to loose 27 pounds this year.  I started out strong, and then slacked off a bit this summer.  However, after Labor Day I vowed to give it my best shot for the final six weeks and I lost 10 pounds in that time.  I fell 6 blogs short of my goal, but that also is pretty amazing.  I concentrated on making my blogs personal and I always wrote for enjoyment.  As a result I have renewed my love for writing.  I plan to continue with my writing well after the wedding has past.

The wedding has been my destination for quite some time.  Now that I am finally here I see it not as a destination, but merely another stop on my journey.  And what a hell of a stop this will be.

In the next 72 hours I will see almost everyone I’ve ever been close with together in the same room.  It will be my family and my friends together on one large collective vacation.  This wedding is a destination for everyone attending, and I am grateful to everyone who made the trip.  For those unable to come, I will keep you in my thoughts.  But enough contemplation, time for the enjoyment.  I’m getting married in two days!  Let The Celebration Begin!


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