A couple of weeks ago I turned a quarter of a century old, sure I spent a lot of time weeping over it in forlorn of my all but extinct childhood - but then I realized several things; One, that I pretty much do the same things I did when I was fourteen (e.g.; play video games and scavenge the internet) and two, that I am in a seemingly much better place than most of my equal-aged peers.
I have noticed recently through Facebook feeds, Twitter timelines and the like that a lot of people seem to have an itchy ring finger and thus, dozens of engagements have been flooding the social media gates. While I’m all for the glee and bliss that comes along with a couple who decides that they want to spend the rest of their lives together, my skepticism lies in the latter thought - does the word forever really mean anything to them? Or do they just want to be able to use the hashtag “engaged” on their Instagram post.
What some people don’t seem to realize is that after the wedding shower, the lavish party and the dozens of gifts showered upon you and your significant other, it will be just the two of you until the end of your days. I’m not saying that everyone doesn’t realize this and is super confident in their commitment, it’s just that some people seem to believe that marriage means “until I get bored” rather than “until death do us part.”
As for me, luckily I don’t have any marriage mongering girlfriends although I have had some men in my life that were ready to marry the next thing that caught their peripheral vision. I’m sure eventually a dude will be able to coax me into chillin’ with him permanently but for now I’m in no rush - and you shouldn’t be either!