- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
All right bees, we’ve discussed revamping this board (ok I just lurked, I didn’t participate in the discussion) so let’s start with who we all are. Tell us where you are in your life and what brought you there. Let’s discuss what it is that makes us 20 something’s.
I’m 28 and I’ll be honest…I didn’t start maturing until I met my FI at around age 25. It took meeting him to finally realize what I wanted, and what I needed to do to be that person. I’m still working on it. I’ve done a lot of things, I started college, I quit college (which was the last thing anybody expected of this little book worm) I went through basic training in the Army, after finishing I found out my dad was diagnosed with leukemia so I had to get a hardship discharge so I could spend time with him, I worked retail, I worked at a law firm, I went back to college and got my associates in accounting. I got a job in my field, hated it, got another job in my field, quit and moved from NY to NC with just my Ford Escape full of stuff, no permanent place to live and no job. 3 weeks later I had a nice room in a house with two roommates, a fantastic but anxiety inducing relationship (FI and I met when I answered an ad to become a roommate, stupid but hey it works, but dating your roommate, especially with a jealous female roommate is not recommended at all) and a job that I’ve been at for the last 2 1/2 years. It didn’t matter where I was in my life, it wasn’t where I wanted to be. I was in a relationship when I was young, would have been married at 24 and divorced by now I’m sure. I’m not saying that if you get married young you’ll get a divorce but I can say it would not have worked out for me. I thought I was ready and I wasn’t. So now I am finally ready. I’ve surrounded myself with the people I love and care about, cut off the people that only loved the drunken party girl side of me (the people I thought loved and cared about me) and threw myself into my new life. I am truly happy and hope you’re all experiencing the same pre-wedding euphoria that I have.