“Oh my gosh. You’re so young. You don’t know what you will want four years from now.” "Don't you think waiting would have been better for your college experience?" I have heard variations of these statements more times than I can imagine. As a young adult, I am more than capable of making my own decisions. I do not want to hear why I’m “missing out” on college experiences. I do not want to hear your opinion on my relationship. I do not want to hear why you think I should have waited to get engaged. I do not want to hear what YOU think will be best for me.
I am fully capable of understanding what it means to commit to someone for the rest of my life. I found the one for me and I couldn’t be happier with my life. I’m sorry I don’t fit into the wild college party girl stereotype or that I didn’t date twenty guys before I decided to settle down. I’m sorry I would rather spend a Saturday night talking to him rather than getting drunk and sleeping with people. I’m not a party girl and just because I went to college doesn’t mean I have to pretend to be a party girl.
I am no less of a college student because I would rather stay in and talk to my fiancé than go to a frat party. I am totally content with being with one person for the rest of my life. Of course I weighed the pros and cons and I have no regrets about my decision. It was not a spur of the moment decision. I love him and I want to spend the rest of my life with him. Yes, I may be young, however, I can make my own decisions. I know what I want in my life: it’s him.