(Closed) Most important day in your life: Wedding or Degree?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What was/will be the biggest day in your life: wedding or degree?
    My wedding is the most important day in my life : (108 votes)
    43 %
    Getting my undergraduate degree was the biggest day in my life : (22 votes)
    9 %
    Getting my masters degree was the most important day in my life : (11 votes)
    4 %
    Getting my doctorate, medical, law degree, etc. was the biggest day in my life : (23 votes)
    9 %
    Pshh degrees and weddings? Something else was way more important! : (47 votes)
    19 %
    Giving birth to my child was the most important day of my life : (39 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 32
    Member
    6890 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @annb9:  Yep I agree that seems little more important to me than my degree. 

     

    Honestly they all were important but what stands out more is getting married and the birth of my little boy. 

     

    Post # 33
    Member
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    March 6, 1992, was the most important day in my life because on that day, Fox Mulder first met Dana Scully.  

    Post # 34
    Member
    1073 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Our wedding day was the best and most important days of our lives! I will say that writing, proposing, and defending my thesis was the proudest I have ever been on myself. 🙂

    Post # 35
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    1146 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MsLabRat:  i agree that card is silly, and was feeling the same way. I had to resist the urge to comment “ha, funny, im doing BOTH” every time someone posted it.

    However, i think both marriage and education/career are more than one day, so it’s hard to say which “day” is more important.

    To really boil it down to which DAY was more important, I would have to say wedding. Not only was it a day of celebrating my new union with a truly amazing man, but it was a culmination of all of the important relationships in my life. It was amazing to have so many people — my husband, family, friends — all right there in one place, happy, celebrating, loving me/us enough to be there for an event that was all about us. Also seeing the display of support, time-wise, emotionally, financially, etc as amazing, because it was just such a tangible display of how mny people actually care. That type of thing, in my opinion, is harder to achieve than a degree or career, because it reflects (arguably and hopefully) that I have given enough of myself to have all of those people want to give to me, and that I have priceles support in life from people who matter.

    As for a degree and a career, I’m one that believes as long as you just WORK hard enough and make enough sacrifices for yourself, you can achieve that. Education and finding a fulfilling way to spend my time outside of relying on others is HUGELY important….but at the end of the day, i would pick the people, so in that way the wedding day just “meant” more.

    For reference, I have an undergraduate degree from a very respected major 4 year university and a law degree from a top 30 law school. And I actually skipped both graduation ceremonies to travel. 😉 Still got the degrees.

    Post # 36
    Member
    2890 posts
    Sugar bee

    @MsLabRat:  If I ever finish my ph.d (I need another year, but unfortunately my scholarship ends this year so there’s no way I’ll be done by August 2014), it will be the most important day of my life, hands down. Getting my master’s degree was also something very special for me and getting married will be another step. But overall, I think the day I’ll sign papers to buy my first house will beat all this. Because degrees and wedding are steps toward this goal (degrees to get a better job and better income, getting married for legal matters = getting ready to buy a house). 

    Post # 37
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    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @lolot:  In my field, you can get a non-tenure track job right out of a PhD. That’s true for most of the humanities. But, those jobs are not numerous and competition is stiff. Some of us have to adjunct or go into secondard schools or just leave the field and get a job in something where our intense research and writing skills are useful.

    Post # 38
    Member
    8470 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Getting my masters was the most important day of my life. After all of the hard work I put myself through, I’d say that over getting married. 

    Post # 39
    Member
    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have a bachelors and 2 masters. I only went to one graduation and it was meh. I mean I was proud about finishing but the ceremony itself meant almost nothing to me. My wedding was so special and beautiful and filled with love… Wedding wins by a landslide for me!

    Post # 40
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    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I voted getting married – best day of my life so far.

    Where I am from, getting a degree is just expected, so while I view it as an accomplishment, I really don’t think it is that big of a deal.

    Post # 41
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    1646 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    @MsLabRat:  I have a BA in English. Yeah, I worked to graduate on time and to make Dean’s List 4 times. . . but it wasn’t that difficult for me to do. It may have taken 4 years to complete, but my wedding day will have taken over 8 years to arrive – we started dating in 2007 and won’t be married until 2015. I would still rank having a baby as being the best (future) day of my life though.

    Most important day of my life so far? The day Fiance and I moved into our condo. We worked really hard to be able to afford to buy a place and its something I’m incredibly proud of.

    Post # 43
    Member
    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I don’t know… Both are big accomplishments but I don’t feel like either are the MOST important. But if I must pick between the two, then definitely my wedding day. 

    Post # 44
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    1646 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    @MASPA:  I feel like the most important day changes as events come and go. At least it does for me. A year ago I would have said my most important day was finishing my Undergrad degree. A few years before that it would have been finishing High School. So, to me, the most important day is never set in stone.

    Post # 45
    Member
    2890 posts
    Sugar bee

    @MsLabRat:  I have to say, having a house has been my dream ever since I was 8 years old. I loved when my grandparents babysat me and my sister because they had this big, old house in a rural area. I have fond memories of playing outside, digging in the garden to eat fresh carrots and strawberries, sitting by the fire at night. This is the lifestyle I want. Degrees are huge achievements. A wedding is a huge commitment. But yeah, I think if I’m being honest, combining the two will get me to my real goal. 🙂 I’m also biased because until last year I really didn’t think I would get married one day, it’s not something I was dreaming about or planning to do.

    Post # 46
    Member
    7898 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    The births of my 2 daughters were my most important days.  My graduation day doesnt even rank at all.

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