The Engaged Life

What’s most important to me is that we love the qualities of each other that are foundational to our character and that make us who we are, no one else, but us. Making a connection with another person’s values is the strongest connection you can find.

Written to celebrate my one year engagement anniversary

Isaiah and Peta-Ann – insta: mixedwitlove

Being in a committed relationship is a world-win of emotions, feeling, thoughts and perspectives but ultimately such a comfortable and genuine place to rest your heart.

Since being engaged 1 year ago, I’ve started to look at our relationship as the beginning of an eternal union and have silently been analyzing our highs and our lows through the eyes of marriage. Being young and fully committed is a challenge when there aren’t many of my peers that are in the same category or even close to be – which is 100% fine – but having few people that share the same experiences, I am reluctant to share moments with them and opinions about the relationship because I know honestly that they just won’t understand in the same way. They don’t know what we have but I sometimes wish they could find it for themselves.

My partner and I are on a track, in step together down a path that leads us wherever God means it to go but what we know is that we’re extremely excited to be on it together. What’s most important to me is that we love the qualities of each other that are foundational to our character and that make us who we are, no one else, but us. Making a connection with another person’s values is the strongest connection you can find. This is because if you cannot put the similar amount of energy into the things that mean the most to you (like: family time, unique experiences, honesty, integrity, being present etc.) then you may catch yourself in a constant state of disagreement, now how can love live in that?

I say all this to say, 1 year into the engagement, or pre-marriage as I sometimes think, and almost 5 years together, we’re still figuring it out. We disagree and argue here and there but we know it’s as great as its always been. I’ll leave you with a piece of advice that helps me overcome those moments when my brain hits the gas petal and I start to overthink…no one knows what you’re going through but you, no one knows your relationship but you, stop trying to improve on what is already good and just enjoy your moment.

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The Perfect Date

Allow your date to finish their complete thoughts when speaking, all too often we rush their true message and complain that she was sending mixed signals. 

Updated May 2020

Love with your third eye

Listen up you romantics, dating season is upon us. This post is for you.

Dating in 2020 isn’t easy. We are bombarded with reminders of our current relationship status and for what purpose?

Dating or not, it’s always nice to be wined and dined. This post should help provide insight on the perfect date and finding meaningful personal connections.

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Gentlemen:

This is probably the right time to tell you this will involve some effort. Women are complex and have intuitive abilities to see through the B.S. That said, ideas here are not so difficult, they simply require some etiquette, manners, and respect. After making the arrangements you want to set a reservation. The idea here is to plan ahead to make the date seem organized and intentional.  While on the date, be kind to everyone. Your date wants to see that you are a nice member of society, and that others respond well to you.

Allow your date to finish their complete thoughts when speaking, all too often we rush the true message and complain that she was sending mixed signals. 

Ladies:

You may like this guy and not know it, don’t rush your feelings. We mentally ask ourselves questions about people we meet and rush to find suitable answers, without full grasp of what we’re asking.  Men sometimes need more time to portray a clear message. That said, if you think you know his intentions, trust you are correct and proceed with your intuition.

Woman complain men waste their time, but are the same ones expelling it to them. 

If there was a formula for love, it would be the top commodity that all nations would fight for. Your best tool in love is your intuition.

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