When I was younger, I thought I would be married and have children right after finishing college. It was an ideal for me. This ideal remains a wish that is maybe way long overdue. Or is it?
For better or for worse, college has been my number one priority. I am twenty-four years old and have never had a meaningful passionate relationship with another human being. I fret about it constantly but am thankful that I have not a good majority of the time.
I am an accomplished woman and rationally thinking it has been because I am not willing to settle for the less. I want it all and that is what I will have. Simple. Yet, complicated by others.
What I wanted to say with this blog is that I’m happy and I wish everyone would realize that.
Sometimes, people are quick to judge. They like to question your every move and try to make you feel bad about your decisions. They could do it on purpose or blindly. I am sure that many can relate to this if they are part of a very traditional family. It does not matter if you are part of one particular ethnicity or gender either. But it is unfortunate and disheartening in some ways.
I am happy I did not settle for the less because if I had done so, I would not be where I am today. I am pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin. I am the first to graduate from high school and obtain a bachelor’s degree in my family. I am the first to leave the house to study in another city. I am a successful Latina even if I come with a humble background.
If anything, I will get married and have children when the time comes and the right person comes along. My nosy aunts will have to acknowledge their jealousy then. Also, I hope everyone that reads this can adopt the same attitude if they are going through the same issues.
I know this starts early on as well. Just because others have boyfriends, you do not have to have one either!