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Pioneering through your last years of college is a time of growth, experience, and self-examination. For me, it has been a time where I indulged wholeheartedly into those late-night conversations about life, the future, and where exactly I fit into this grown-up working world. 

For the past eleven months, I've been planning a major event: my wedding. I would consider myself an emotional person (I'm often misty-eyed and reaching for a tissue after interviewing sources for West Michigan Woman articles, and everyone in the office is used to it). But I never knew the range of emotions I could experience until now. I've gushed, squealed, fumed, and sobbed. And sometimes all in the same day …  

A couple of months ago, I received a letter in the mail stating it was time to renew the life insurance policy on my wife. In that letter it mentioned that life has probably changed since we took out the policy on her, and to carefully consider how much coverage we would need in order to fill her shoes.

People often say the first year of marriage is the hardest. Fortunately, I would have to strongly disagree.

I’m always rather stunned when I talk with someone who proclaims—almost as an anti-badge of honor—that he or she has never traveled outside of his or her home state. 

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