(Closed) growing up fast..

posted 8 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I most certainly understand your situation. My fiance and I both just turned 21 in October. After graduating high school in June of 2008, we moved from New Jersey to Indiana into a home of our own. We both attend college; he is studying Electrical Engineering at Purdue University and I do my schooling online through the University of Phoenix. I am working towards two degrees (Early Childhood Education and Psychology) and work full time. I used to be a preschool teacher, but recently left my job for a business prospect to work on creating a community based website for children and their parents, as well as educators. My fiance works for C-Span Archives, when he is able to, as a software programmer. We will be together 6 years in March and engaged 2 years in February. We’ve done a lot of growing and it’s crazy to think that we are both out on our own, going to college, working, paying our own mortgage and bills and planning our wedding and lives together, but I would not trade a minute of it for the world. I feel I am truly blessed, and could care less about those who think I am too young.


Best wishes to you, mikaylav3, as you embark on this journey with the person you love! It’s a little stressful, but very exciting and definitely worth the fast pace!

Post # 4
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I grew up fast, too!  Really had no choice as I got pregnant at 19and we moved into our first home at 22 yo.  However, didn’t get married until I was 28. 

People said that, with getting pregnant and engaged, having our baby and buying a house, we wouldn’t have anything to look forward to.  Wrong!  I got my bachelors and masters degrees, had 2 more kids in that time frame, and I started my own business, too.  And, we finally got married after having 3 kids together.  Now I have baby #4 and loads more to look forward to, I’m sure! 

Post # 5
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@mikaylav3: I graduated, got engaged and got my first real job all within 2 months of eachother! LOL I know how you feel. but i was 23… 

Post # 6
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My “wow, a lot happened” year was 2005 when I was 20.  My husband and I started dating in 2004.  I graduated with my Associate’s in Architectural drafting in spring of 2005 and began my professional position, then gave birth to our daughter in the summer.  After taking 3 weeks off of my job on maternity leave and returning to work I got a $3/hour raise and then went and bought my first new car.

But I know what you mean about growing up fast.  I had my first daughter when I was 16 in 2001, was somehow responsible enough to finish high school on time in 2003 and go straight into college after.  That really makes you grow up.  I also bought my first house in 2006.  I have had multiple people call me an “old soul”, I’m still trying to figure that one out.

Post # 7
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Between May and July, I graduated with a bachelors, started my first full-time job, and got engaged, so were are in the same boat!!  I’m only 21 though (graduated college early). We’re getting married in June, so next year is sure to be full of lots of changes too!  I’m so excited 🙂

Post # 8
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I hear ya! I graduated with a masters, got my first full time job and got engaged… all in 2010!! Deff a whirlwind year.

Although, I’m a bit older (I’m a later bloomer, what can I say?)… just turned 25 last month, I still understand that feeling!!

Post # 9
841 posts
Busy bee

Hmmm, I finished college and am now in university, my son is turning 4 next week (and I am still alive with most of my hair in tact >.<), got engaged to my hunni.. It has been a pretty awesome year! 2011 is looking bright, folks ;). Congrats to all of you on your awesome accomplishments!! Happy Holidays! 

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