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Monday, August 1, 2011

The South...

I live in the deep South. There are a lot of things I love about it.. I love that people are friendly (for the most part), strangers make eye contact and smile at the grocery store, the beach is an hour and a half away..

There are also many things that I don't like so much.. First of all, we have summer for like 7 months of the year. Blech. And I hate the stereotypes that the media makes of us; we don't all sound like backwoods rednecks!!

One of the worst things though, is that everyone down here is expected to get married young. And if you don't get married young, you feel left out. I think we're one of the last places in the world who thinks it's normal to get married at 22, 23.. Well, I've decided I'm not claiming that part of being from the South. I'm 24 for heaven's sake! I shouldn't be feeling like I'm missing out because I'm not married yet!

I was talking with one of my remaining single friends the other night, and she is facing the same problem. Our culture makes you feel like you really need a man to "have it all". Now don't get me wrong, I'm so happy for my friends who are / are getting married and I wish them every happiness. But I refuse to feel like I'm not complete yet because I haven't found a husband. Heck, I don't even want to have kids until I'm into my 30's..

So do I want to get married? Absolutely. Will I settle just so I can be married? Hell no. Can I be content being single until the right guy finally get's here? Almost there. :)

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1 comment:

Emily said...

I know I'm married, but I say kudos to you for not being made to feel like you need a husband to be complete. :) I'm sure your marriage will be that much better when you're not depending on a guy to "complete" you -- that's a lot for someone to live up to!