I’ve always valued hardwork; I live to succeed. Some might even say I’m a bit of a perfectionist, but to each his own, I guess! I attend an amazing school — one I worked incredibly hard to get into, one that I love. I hope to one day have a career that I will enjoy. I want to wake up every morning with a jump in my step as I sing my way to the shower and head off to the office.
These things are fine and well and I’m sure you have similar aspirations for your own lives. That being said, I have a secret.
When I grow up, I really just want to be a wife. I want to have a white picket fence, 2.5 kids, a puppy who wags its cute little tail at me when I come home from the supermarket and a warm house that smells like expensive candles…maybe even have a gracious fire burning off in my impressive living room. Okay, so maybe I’m going overboard, but hey, a girl can dream. And I mean, I literally sometimes do dream about it…
The other day, my suite-mate/best friend and I were talking about how badly we wanted to be wives. I mean come on, she’s pre-med for goodness sake! She currently plans to be a doctor one day. I want to go on to graduate school or law school. I want to “be something”, too.
But all that aside, I really, really cannot wait for the day of my wedding. It will be the day when I can show off a beautiful engagement ring and wedding band on my (very short, not very pretty) finger and show everyone that I did it. I succeeded. It will be the beginning of the rest of my life and I cannot wait.
How sad is that? The “beginning” of my life. Yikes, I feel like I just personally set the women’s rights movement back a few decades. I know, I know, many people are going to want to punch me through their computer screens, but I mean what I said. I cannot wait to be a wife. I cannot wait to have children. I cannot wait to live the good ol’ fashioned America dream. Go on, sue me!
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