Disclaimer: I have intentionally avoided any mention of my dating life so far on this blog. I didn’t want to be that girl–the sentimental and dull one. But I felt like this would be something fun to write about. So please don’t judge me and my singleness–just enjoy the random ramblings of Rylee.
Note: the following has been edited for grammatical errors and censored for inappropriate language.
“I just wanna get married, and skip all the other shinanigans. It’s too stressful. But I can’t seem to find the dang fast forward button.”
I don’t want to belittle this poor girl’s feelings, but I couldn’t help but laugh internally when I read this (The laugh would have been external, but I was in the library at the time). Part of it was because I found it funny that something like that would be on the mind of a high school senior. I wanted to tell her: Honey, you don’t know the MEANING of wanting to get married. Come spend a week at BYU and I’ll show you wanting to get married. But the other part of me laughed because I knew that this thought tends to be on my mind quite frequently as well. Where the heck is my dang fast forward button?
After thinking about this to myself for a bit (remember, I’m putting off writing a paper at this point) I realized that hitting a fast forward button would have meant skipping all sorts of amazing things that have happened to me in the last year alone.
- I spent 6 weeks in Spain.
- I’ve sung my heart out in the greatest musical group I’ve ever been in
- I’ve eaten cookie dough and brownie batter with people who appreciate it like I do
- I traveled all over Italy.
- I lived with a group of girls that made a shrine to Jimmer Fredette.
- I’ve gone on the funnest (yes, funnest) group dates
- I spend my evenings harmonizing with my roommates as we sing Disney songs
- I went to Paris.
- I had a fun little summer fling.
- I went to New York for the Psych premiere.
- I’ve had my entire life documented in pictures by a certain camera-loving Asian
- I went to the Holi fest and have done other fun things with my Choir-Friend Candace
- I’ve had mid-day Psych marathons-slash-naptimes with my long time bosom friend
- I’ve made friends with some of the greatest people I’ve ever known.