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I can't wait till I'm 18 because... first off I'm sick of admitting I'm underage to all of my college classmates... secondly because I want to vote...and thirdly because I want to be able to get married whenever we decide.
Turning 18 means my actual age will be a little closer to the age I've acted (and felt) for the past couple years.. :)

FailingIsNOTanOption FailingIsNOTanOption
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10 Responses Mar 23, 2009

Thank You! =) Yes, The World Famous Little White Wedding Chapel! It was SO tacky, and we laughed the entire time, but it was an absolutely amazing day. If I could do it over, I wouldn't change a thing. :)

Thank You! =) Yes, The World Famous Little White Wedding Chapel! It was SO tacky, and we laughed the entire time, but it was an absolutely amazing day. If I could do it over, I wouldn't change a thing. :)

Failing - I am so happy for you! Little White Wedding Chapel?! That is where my brother and sister-in-law got married - they now have 3 kids!! I wish you great luck and happiness! <br />
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I also totally agree with the changing of age giving you more opportunities - funny how one number change can change so much! LOL!<br />
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Congratulations!

My boyfriend of 3.5 years proposed 3 days after I turned 18! (It was a total surprise to me, my parents were well aware of what was going on though.) Within the month we went to Vegas and tied the knot. =)

BennyBlack:<br />
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I don't exactly understand how dangerous I'll be...?<br />
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As far as the "dudes" I stay away from most of them:<br />
I've got one that I've been with for 3 years.<br />
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As far as the sex talk, it's been too late for that for a long time...<br />
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I also didn't say that I wanted to turn 18 so I could run off and get married that day. I just want to be able to do it, when we do decide to. Which won't be when i'm 18...<br />
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I'm not too worried about him working. Uncle Sams been employing him for the past 2.5 years...and we have a plan whether he reups or not.<br />
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I appreciate your advice. My parents were married at 17 & 18. My mother was pregnant at the time... 26 years later they're still together and are still the best parents I've ever met. <br />
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Over the past year a lot of my faults have become obvious to my boyfriend. I worry about money, even when there isn't a reason to. [Financial Management is my major...so it's my nature ;P] He bought a hobby car (funny that you mentioned that) and a project house this year. The car is fine, he can work on that while he's across the country, he can get cheaper parts in Cali and he could def. get a better return for it if he sold it back here [east coast]. The house, I wasn't as thrilled with.<br />
But we've been pretty clear about our faults and expectations over the past few years and will continue to do that.<br />
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College hasn't been that great of an experience for me so far. It's been good, but nothing too exciting. I've got to know a few good professors and make even fewer friends but the college is an hour away and I work every day I don't have class, so I only go their for class, not other functions...But its way less drama than high school, so that makes it more enjoyable. :)<br />
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I enjoy my seemingly boring life...that number changing just gives me more opportunities...<br />
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Mzdivine is right - Don't rush through your life trying to get to some magic age - they are all magical in their own way.<br />
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I have learned that the most from watching my daughters - when my oldest was really young, I remember when she was an infant, I can't wait until she can sit up; then after that, I can't wait for her to crawl and then walk - well, that happened early and went way too fast - then, I can't wait for her to talk (I should have NEVER rushed that one - she is just like me - mouth mouth mouth! LOL). And now she is 10! 10 - where did 1-9 go? I look at baby pictures and she looked so little and those are gone! <br />
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I know sometimes younger people hate when older people tell them to not wish their life away - you will be old enough soon enough, and I hope I don't come across as an Old Person - "well, when I was your age" but have fun - I envy you - I would go back to college in a heartbeat and do it all again! It is probably the only experience you will have in your life that is perfectly geared to your age group - everything is built around you and your interests and needs. ((Sigh))<br />
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Also, don't rush the marriage thing - I know you are have to be really in love, I was too - but marriage is so much harder than anyone can ever tell you. But, I will admit, even though this just helps your argument for not waiting - I have a dear friend, she is my age (over 40 - cough cough - ugh!) and when she was a freshman in college and dating a boy that was a sophomore at another college, they snuck off and got married. They didn't tell anyone for a couple of years (I would not be able to last that long), and they are still married and seem to be pretty happy with each other - so, she was 18 and he was 19 and now they are over 40 - so I will be married 15 years in April - they will be married 25!<br />
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So, just think really hard - talk about everything NOW and be your true self NOW - this is the time to air your dirty laundry with each other - your pet peeves and your faults (all of them) your plans for your lives - with specifics. My husband and I both wanted a house and children and a nice neighborhood BUT his idea of a house was one with a detached garage for his car hobby (that I did not know the extent of when we got married) - the neighborhood - his idea was of a huge sprawling neighborhood with lots of trees and 3-5 acres between them - I wanted a neighborhood where we were close enough to know if the other is in trouble - to have cook-outs and barbecues and walk to the bus stop together - so get specific!<br />
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Okay, I am off of my soapbox (for now ((smile))) - sorry this is so long! And I hope I made sense! lol

I'm with mzdivine. Don't RUSH. you are facing the best years of your life. Pleanty of time to settle down, run, be free, wild and crazy. If it is mean't to be he will be there later

Please DO NOT wish your life away!<br />
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Enjoy your childhood while you can please!<br />
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Don't RUSH into MARRIAGE!.....I Know from Experience!

I'm in my second year of college and am 17. <br />
I've learned to never ask anyone their age, hoping they wont ask mine and instead just base my age off of how old I SEEM.

hehe my freshman year I was in a similar boat, I spent 7 out of the 9 months of the school year being 17. It was also the 2004 presidential election and I didn't get to vote, either