This morning I stumbled upon a blog entitled "5 Reasons Why I Got Engaged Before 23" (link here). Having previously read "23 Things To Do Instead of Getting Engaged at 23" (link here), I was interested in the contrasting view and secretly hoped it would be worthy of posting to my timeline as my own little jab to all those people who so proudly shared the first one, proclaiming how relieved they were "not to be tied down."
But as I read the five reasons this writer was defending his choice to wed young, one thing really bothered me– like the article which suggests everyone should stay single, this one suggests that everyone should find love.
While I really don't use any social platform to get up on a soapbox very often, these two articles compelled me to do just that. Because being a young twenty-something is hard enough when you're trying to figure out who you are, what you should do, and how you're going to make your life matter...that I think it's extremely important to keep a level head, and not get wrapped up into someone else's idea of who you should be.
So what if you're 23 and aren't in a serious relationship? So what if you are? Why is one better than the other? Why are we trying so hard to prove the other side wrong?
The bottom line is that while marriage at a young age isn't for some people, it is for others. As long as you're satisfied with your own station in life, it doesn't matter what anyone else says or does. So I guess if I could wish for one thing,
...and for everyone to stop sharing those damn articles. There are better things to do than tear down your friends for their life decisions.