As our one year anniversary approaches I am happy to report our first year has been a breeze. If you are planning a wedding, I must say I’m jealous. I still have wedding planning withdrawls. Hopefully, this blog can help me overcome the emptiness that has caused.
What I’m dealing with now is name change. Just to let you know it’s a pain in the rear. Do your research before you go. I’ve been turned away at the DMV for not having all the correct paperwork (like divorce papers) and for not going to the social security office first.
I’m still not finished so let’s hope the third times a charm, because I already booked my Anniversary Vacation flight with my new last name and I already know TSA does not play name games.
Update: Third times a charm. I am now officially Mrs. Estevez and a resident of New Jersey. (Although, I have lived here for almost 10 years).
As you know the DMV office is never any fun. I was a real winner and had to stand in line at NYC Department of Health for a birth certificate copy. Then, the NYC Social Security Office to do a name change before the DMV would change my name. As well as the DMV office three times.
There is still a lot of name changing work to do. There’s tax papers, pay checks, banks, insurance cards, lights and let’s not forget the gym and all the other online accounts that exist.
It hasn’t been an easy process and I know there are companies out there that you can pay to do all of this dirty work for you but, I’m paranoid and cheap. If anyone has ever tried it. Give me all the details. I want to know if it really is a game changer.