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I’d really love to hear your feedback on this topic… words of wisdom from those who have been adulting far longer than me!
Last semester a couple of juniors walked into the student lounge and announced their engagement. And then just after graduation, another couple got married. This happens every year at my very small, very traditional Catholic college… and I do not know what to think of it.
I’ll be honest, I always scoffed at those girls who graduated with an “MRS Degree.” My mom raised me to want to go to school and study hard, and then travel the world as much as possible while I was young, learn to live on my own, and then build an amazing career, and then maybe think about getting married. And goodness, if I just have to get married young, wait at the very least until I’m 24. Marriage and having a family was more of an after-thought, not a life goal.
But now I’m finding myself in the tricky situation of dating a senior, a senior who is trying to figure out what he’s doing after graduation, and also trying to figure out how much our relationship should factor into those decisions… thus prompting me to review my opinions on the topic.
So, here are my questions for you: what has made you the happiest in your adult life? How have you changed your priorities as you’ve gotten older to reflect the things you value most? Should you build your life around your career goals and travel plans, or your best friends and supporters?