I want all of my readers to go over to my friend Casey's blog, Bookcasey, right now. More specifically, read this post about The Truth About Marriage before reading this little rant post of mine.
Of course I'll ask nicely because I'm not about ordering around my readers without some good manners.
Ya'll know me better than that.
Now, go. Read the post. Then we'll meet back here in 5 minutes? Okay? Okay.
Alrighty, people. I'm assuming you love the way she writes as much as I do because you can relate to what she is saying and are probably smiling in your seat because you might feel the same way she (and I) do about marriage! I also want to add in that her and her husband are adorable together. I know this because I see them around campus about once a week and notice how cute they are together before I even recognize it is them.
Now I have been struggling with this lately. I know I'm not married yet and have a while to wait because I need to finish this marathon I like to call Nursing School and get a job in the "real world" and get my pug. After this checklist is done, THEN (considering I get asked to be a wife), I can get married.
On that real world bit- I'd like to think I've been in the real world for a while now. I survived high school and graduated 6th or something in my class, I'm in my third year of college and live in my own apartment (with my bubbie, of course) where I do my own laundry, buy my own groceries, pay my own bills and sleep in my own bed. That all seems like the real world to me.
Now I haven't been struggling with how much I love my man. It is just so hard to get time to spend together. You already know I'm a slave to college right now and am trying to keep working enough to pay said bills. Alec has been working 11 hour days 5 days a week and when he gets home he is absolutely exhausted. Stare at the computer for an hour and then fall asleep exhausted.
It's just hard on both of us.
Casey shared this quote from Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling:
“I don’t want to hear about the endless struggles to keep sex exciting or the work it takes to plan a date night. I want to hear that you guys watch every episode of The Bachelorette together in secret shame, or that one got the other hooked on Breaking Bad and if either watches it without the other, they’re dead meat. I want to see you guys high-five each other like teammates on a recreational softball team you both do for fun. I want to hear about it because I know it’s possible, and because I want it for myself.” -pg186