Two clarifications… or ”corrections” to my last post:
1. I’m not quite 25 just yet. A month and a few days shy… but that’s basically the same thing right?
2. Maybe it was a bit of an exaggeration to say all of my friends are married, engaged, or shopping for rings… in all reality, it’s maybe only about 95% of my friends that are married, engaged, or shopping for rings… that makes a big difference doesn’t it? Ha. I thought so too.
You see, something to take into consideration with all of this talk about being single while all 95% my friends are married, engaged, or shopping for rings… I’m from a small town in Virginia where that’s just what you do. Being married young seems to be the status quo (obviously). If I were in a large city, I’d be what they call “normal.” Young, 25 (scratch that, 24 and 11 months) and single is like the beginning of life… the start to your sex-and-the-city lifestyle extravaganza. Love doesn’t come until later, 30-ish? They say 30 is the new 20… but I think they forgot to add the disclaimer: ”only showing in select cities – your’s not included…”
At 25 all of my girlfriends are either married, engaged, or shopping for rings. It’s so hard for me to believe because I still feel like we were just in college… oh yeah because we were. Well, while everyone else seems to be trying on white dresses and rehearsing the words “I do,” I’ve recently found myself single. Please tell me someone else has hit this point in their life, the point where you realize all of your friends are married and you’re… single. I don’t think single would really bother me except that I’m single after dating someone I’ve known since pre-school, someone I could picture that white picket fence with, and someone whose family I found myself becoming more and more a part of. As silly as it may sound, it was a life-changing experience and even more so now… another life-changing experience. It’s hard when two lives find themselves at a cross-road and they either make it down together or choose separate paths. I guess this year was our turning point. So now, here I am, a 25-year-old girl surrounded by married friends, armed with a bucket list miles long of things I want to do, and a drive inside to get this adventure started. Priorities have changed and the world is waiting to be conquered. So here starts the adventure…