Marriage Isn't About Timetables
First came love, then came marriage, then there I was, standing in the middle of the common room, trying to explain my life choices to an academic registrar who just wasn't getting it.
"Married?" she said. "You're just a child!" She sounded genuinely horrified, as if I had admitted to willfully sabotaging the rest of my life. I wanted to say, "Twenty-one is not a child, thanks," but I refrained. Regrettably, I didn't pursue the conversation at all. Instead, I deflected her comment with an attempt at humor. "I didn't want her to get away," I said, at which the registrar sniffed and called me "charmingly...
is a journalism student at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. He was an intern for Salvo during the production of the Fall 2014 issue.Get Salvo in your inbox! This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #33, Summer 2015 Copyright © 2023 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo33/worth-not-waiting-for