24 Things to Do Instead of Getting Married Before You’re 24, a response

Taylor makes a lot of good points…

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I recently read this article titled, “23 Things To Do Instead of Getting Engaged Before You’re 23”. Normally, I don’t read these as they are usually written in an in-your-face-I-can-do-what-I-want tone. For whatever reason, I read this article, perhaps because I am 24 and not married and I was curious as to why 23 was the magic number. Unfortunately, the article is pretty much the same, lame advice for twenty-somethings, written by twenty-somethings whose sum total of advice is “17. Eat a Jar of Nutella is one sitting.” I didn’t think much about it until I saw at least 3 people repost it on Facebook.

I don’t know about you, but if the highlight of my life (outside of marriage???) before I’m 23 is to eat a jar of Nutella or “22. Be selfish” then I think marriage to anyone sounds pretty good.

My goal for life as a single…

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A 40-ager’s thoughts… start of a new year. :-)

Over the holiday break I actually had a bit of time to relax and ‘think’, and came to a few conclusions/decisions.

1.  I may have lost the ability to trust (men).  I hope not.

2.  Weight is something I think I use to hide behind, so that I don’t even get the opportunity to have to trust anyone (men specifically).

3.  I’m afraid that I’ve done my daughter a disservice by never even trying to have a relationship (again)… never showing her first-hand how wonderful a relationship CAN be.

4.  For a ‘New Year’s resolution’ of sorts, I will strive to begin improving myself physically and mentally, and try to ‘get out more’.

5.  I will make an effort to speak more freely with my daughter about my feelings and desires.

Tracking these thoughts (at times) via this blog, I hope, will keep me ‘honest’.  🙂