How to Rant

24 Oct

“Ring by Spring” . . . I know you’re all familiar with this phrase. Especially because I attend a small Christian university, it seems like I cannot escape this evil saying. This phrase has become some what of an unstated “rule” in society. If you’re not engaged by the time that you are graduating, then you might as well just be forever alone. Right? Wrong.

What? Are you kidding me? Who even came up with this silly saying? I will be the first to tell you that I am not going to school to receive my “Mrs Degree”. This subject aggravates me to no end. It’s so strange to me how so many people become so concerned, and even consumed with the idea of finding their soul mates while at college. If that’s what going to college is for, then I guess I should probably drop out.  Too many people are so caught up in getting that engagement ring that they are missing out on what’s right in front of them.

Let me say this: if you are in college, and are in a successful relationship- that’s great! I’m so happy for you. However, to those who are just moping around campus like their lives have no meaning because they don’t have a significant other, … quit. Or to those of you who are constantly on the prowl for that person, … quit.

College is about so much more than finding the person you want to spend your life with! There are so many opportunities, experiences, and memories waiting to be made! Quit wasting your time trying to find that “perfect” person. When the time is right, that person will eventually come into your life! Remember that you are independent and you don’t need a girl/boy at your hip at all times. Do what you want to do, have fun, and quit moping around! You are not expected to succumb to this pressure. Actually, just go ahead and throw this phrase out of your head! Keep in mind, that I am not “anti-relationship”, I’m just stating one of my biggest pet-peeves. Life is too short for us to rush these major marks in our lives. Slow it down, and enjoy the ride.

Rant over.

-xoxo, Emily


One Response to “How to Rant”

  1. Stephen November 7, 2013 at 2:40 am #

    Amen Sister….

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