I know, I know, I haven't posted in ages. Who would've known that planning a wedding would take so much of my time. For me, life has been pretty busy lately and it's bound to get worse. However, I have some personal news and things to share, so stay with me and read on.
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In Venezuela, it's customary for couples to have two wedding ceremonies: one civil and one religious. Civil weddings are mandatory by law, but religious ones are optional. In a country where most people are Catholics, religious weddings are extremely common. I'm having both weddings and, as a matter of fact, I'm already a married woman! Our civil ceremony was on September 22nd, so I was pretty busy the last few weeks. It was lovely and intimate and I'm a very happy gal.
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Now, me and my husband (still getting used to saying it) are getting ready for our religious ceremony. This is going to be a bigger event, a very traditional white wedding, with lots of family and guests. There's still a lot to do before the big day, so I believe I won't be able to post very often. I'm so sorry. I promise to get back on track after our honeymoon, OK?
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In addition to this, there are two things that reduce my time and inspiration to write. Time wise, vacations are over. I'm a private tutor and my students are back, so I have less free time than in the summer. It's just a matter of getting organized, but the wedding to-do's are taking over my schedule. I already used the word "hectic", right?
The thing that occupies my thoughts and hinders inspiration is the upcoming presidential election in Venezuela. I won't dwell on this because it's controversial, but I'll say that we are in a very delicate situation in my country. We've been under a leftist regime for the last 14 years and a large amount of Venezuelans want it to be over (me included). Sadly, there are some who want this President to be reelected and things could turn violent after the results are announced. This situation has me very worried and it makes it hard to concentrate. The election will be next Sunday, so I'll let you know how it went. If you want to know more, you can read about it here.
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For the hundredth time, thank you for your patience during my long absences. There's a lot going on for me right now, but I'll be posting regularly once things settle down. Take care,