1. Whitney Fisk says:

    Why is it that if you’re getting married under the age of 25, and aren’t pregnant or in need of a green card people instantly assume you’re stupid, crazy, or just too naive to know any better.

    I met my fiance and said yes to marrying him in 3 months, I was 21 and he was 25. When I told people they didn’t even ask if I was pregnant, they asked me when I was due. I told them probably not for another five or six years.

    Everyone assumed we were rushing in.. had no idea what we were getting into, and that just wasn’t true. We had talked about finances (credit scores, student loans, bills, responsibilities, etc.), children (how many, how to raise them, what was important about both, etc.), religion, family, houses, cars, mortgages.. all before he even popped the question.

    Two years later we’re still going strong and the naysayers are quieter. Our wedding is this August, we’re in the process of house-hunting, i’m almost done with my bachelors (after taking some off) and he’s working on his masters. We argue and we get through it.

    Just because you get married in your early twenties, doesn’t mean that you assume it’s going to be easy. Relationships (healthy ones) take hard work and committment, and the ability to follow through on that doesn’t automatically happen when you turn 30.

    /rant

  2. Justin Knox says:

    Thanks for such a great article David!
    Your story is very inspiring. I too have
    just graduated college, after keeping an
    entirely too-expensive LA apartment
    that I’ve had to work 2 jobs just to keep
    while going to school. The lease is about to
    run out, and soon I will be free, and there
    is one line in particular within your article
    that anyone else reading should particularly take note in:

    “other people never know what’s best for you.”

    well done bra!

  3. David Morgan says:

    Thanks for the feedback Justin! Freedom is a beautiful thing.

  4. Matthew says:

    Congratulations on finding your path to happiness. As an almost graduate of college, I’ve found that happiness is the purpose of life but have had little success in finding it. Your story gives me some hope that I may too find happiness. Thanks for the awesome story!

  5. nhac says:

    that’s the best thing i’ve read all year. i’m really happy for you. this gives me some hope.

  6. Emily says:

    Thank you so much for writing this. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s my life and there’s no reason why I should do what others think I ought. It’s difficult to remember that there are many ways of going about things when so many are trying to push you in one direction. Your story gives me hope and makes me smile. Thanks again!

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