One Thing You Need to Commit

Diane and Neil's Wedding

Commitment has been top of mind for me lately, especially since I got married in July! While Neil and I have been partners for the last 13 years, getting married is another level of commitment and one we took very seriously.

My biggest concern was that things would change after getting married and since we have both worked so hard to communicate with, respect, and honor each other, I wanted that to continue, and get even better! 

Diane and Neil wedding photo

There are many reasons to commit. Whether you are finishing a degree, following an exercise plan, or nurturing a relationship, the one thing you need to do is … commit to yourself first.   

Your commitment is yours and has to have purpose and meaning for you.  If you are making it for someone or something else, it becomes a should and you will be less inclined to follow through because you are too busy, tired, or even resentful.

Diane and Neil at their wedding

I wrote part of my wedding vows to reflect this:

When I live with an open heart, I’m happier and
feel more connected to myself and you.
My life opens and expands because my
heart opens and expands.
I am a better person and a better partner.
I commit to keeping my heart open and
expansive so there is always room for you, Neil…

When we commit to living with an open heart, we have the capacity to commit fully, in sickness and health, in good times and bad. And when we forget, (and we will) we are reminded of our humanness and get to recommit again. To learn and grow about ourselves in our commitments in marriage, work, health and everything else is the practice of resilience.   


  1. Cathy Winkler on August 8, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Congratulations Diane!

    • Diane Sieg on August 9, 2019 at 12:02 am

      Thank you Cathy!

    • ann whitcomb on August 10, 2019 at 5:15 pm

      Congratulations, Diane & Neil! Beautiful couple, beautiful wedding. Wishing you a loving, long, & committed life together.
      Love & hugs,

      • Diane Sieg on August 10, 2019 at 5:38 pm

        Thank you so much for the lovely wishes, Ann! They are my sentiments as well.

  2. Leona I Stute on August 8, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Because of a few nagging health issues, I have committed to a plant-based diet. When I waiver from that commitment, I personally pay for that lack of judgement. Commitment is the key.

  3. Judy O'Brien on August 8, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Thank you for sharing your loving view of commitment to ourselves and others. Best wishes for a wonderful future. Love and miss you.

  4. Sue Wiese on August 8, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Congratulations on your marriage! What a beautiful couple you make :). Happiness always.

  5. JoAnn Moore on August 8, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    huge congrats!!! beautiful dress

  6. Sandi Lynn on August 8, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Your wedding vows are fabulous Diane; you clearly put priority on communication.
    I rejoice with you and Neil… and, those around you get to feel your loving energy .

    • Diane Sieg on August 8, 2019 at 11:59 pm

      Thank you for your loving kind words, Sandy!

  7. Luci on August 9, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Diane, Wonderful happy news about you and Neil. To continued growth and happiness in the years ahead.

  8. Sarah on August 10, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Congratulations to you and Neil!

  9. Karen Mashall on August 20, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Congratulations! Lovely pictures and thank you for sharing your special moments and vows with us. You are always an inspiration!

    • Diane Sieg on August 20, 2019 at 1:56 am

      Thank you so much Karen! I’m so happy to hear you find value in my posts.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.