Back when I was about 10-years-old, I was set on marrying by the time I reached 23. I saw the number 23 as some sort of golden age where I would be at a flowery peak and ready to marry happily into a perfect white-fenced life (do you hear the golden retrievers barking?).
BZZZT. Reality check. There's no such thing as a perfect life (although you can have an almost-perfect one and be content with it), and a person definitely can't have their life all planned out because anything can happen. I mean, there are goals and aspirations, deadlines and a sense of where one might be heading, but knowing who I am now, what was I thinking when I thought I would get married at 23? I was merely dreaming.
Now that I am 20, 23 seems almost too close and scary. I want to be able to have a career, be an independent lady, travel and do so many things before I'm ready to take in what I've learned and apply it to raising a family. Although, I do know many people who were 23, and even younger, getting married.
Of course, who knows! My views and beliefs may change in the next year, but I think 26 or 27 is a more plausible age now for me.When did you think you were going to get married when you were little? When do you want to marry now?