Sidelines

9 Aug

My best friend is freshly engaged to be opposite married. She and her fiance (!) both hold down jobs (read: have paychecks) and are fully independent.

Because I’ve chosen to prolong my education by three years, and because I’ve chosen to prolong the completion of my education by one year by taking time off between undergrad and law school, I will not be in a similar position for at least four more years.

I don’t mean in a position to be married, exclusively, because that isn’t at the top of my to-do list. But the idea that I could get married if I wanted to, that I would be financially capable of independently running a home and enjoying a comfortable lifestyle, instead of being on the sidelines of life as a perpetual student, is definitely appealing.

Then again, what is opposite marriage or financial independence next to the successful pursuit of knowledge, anyway? Certainly I’m taking the path to a higher existence! Right? Right??

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4 Responses to “Sidelines”

  1. idwsj August 9, 2010 at 10:24 pm #

    Exactly! My friends are all getting married, buying nice cars and houses, and, generally, living the good life.

    But that can’t compare to the thrill of reading a casebook about archaic law!

  2. VS August 9, 2010 at 10:50 pm #

    Yes! And in a few short years, we will be positioned to save the world! Alternatively, we will be rolling in the Benjamins!

    Sigh.

  3. charles August 15, 2010 at 10:24 am #

    Great post thanks.

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