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The Day After

The Day After

It’s the day after our wedding party and I can’t seem to shake this overwhelming sadness. It hit me when trying to take a recovery nap this afternoon. I feel it in the chest and jaw area…and I feel like I’m going to suffocate. The sadness has to do with it all being over. It was the best party I could imagine. Friends and family from far away all in one place. Connections from so many different eras in our lives. And they were all there for us! It’s such a bittersweet feeling to know so many people care about you and want to spend their time with you. I just wish there was more time to talk about what they’ve been up to all these years, more time to laugh at who you were and what you did in the past together.

I keep wanting to go back to last night, but I know I cannot. Friends are in their cars and on planes heading away from here, getting further away with each minute. I’m not sure when we’ll get to see them again, most likely never like that, and that’s the part that’s really making me sad.

We are licensed to marry!

We are licensed to marry!

This past weekend was a big weekend! We moved the Airstream for the first time, we nearly addressed all of the invites for the wedding reception in September AND we got our marriage license so we can tie the knot legally (within the next 60 days).


We aren’t traditional people, so why do something traditional?  We love travelling and exploring new places. Which is why it was meaningful for us to make this more than just one day – but an adventure!

We’ll be having a small, intimate ceremony with just our mothers and an officiant, to make our marriage “official” and “legal” sometime in the beginning of July.

Later in the month, we’ll head out on a first big trip in our Airstream to the Canadian Rockies!  This is where we’ll exchange our own personal vows – just us and the mountains (oh and Cooper our dog of course!).

We plan on getting back to Ithaca, NY, sometime in mid-August so we can focus on preparing for our reception ( September at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market). A great way to end the adventure – by celebrating with our family and friends in the town we call home.



For All Intents and Purposes

For All Intents and Purposes

As the first post on this blog, we felt would be good to share a few reasons why we decided to start a blog in the first place.

We want a place to express our thoughts and share our experiences. Whether it’s traveling to a new place or learning something new, we intend to capture these thoughts/experiences so that you may find value in our words.

We came up with the name “Life’s Intents” while sitting on our couch one morning, drinking coffee and dreaming big.

Our name “Life’s Intents” (if you haven’t noticed) is a play on words. To some it might sound like we’re saying “Life’s INTENSE” and truly, we both feel like our current lives are really freaking intense.

Between Jay still working at the startup he co-founded, me starting my own business and a wedding on the way, we are feeling pretty overwhelmed. We have come to the point where we want to stop living so intensely and start living more intentionally. Being more intentional with our time and money. To set forth and pursue a life with less stress and stuff. This is our life’s intents.

We also joke about us living literally “in tents”. We have owned a roof-top car tent that we’ve gotten some great years out of. We still plan on using our tent as we travel around the country with our dog in our Airstream Travel Trailer.

We hope our website can provide you with joy, inspiration, and value. We hope that you’ll learn from us – and that maybe, just maybe, it’ll help you with your life’s intentions.