Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What I used to think

So here is a story that I forgot to include in my e-mail to stephen but I think is kind of humorous. It happened freshman year of college. I remembered it when Erin said that Carly's comments reminded her of when she was younger and she had ideas of how things would be and how things wouldn't be. I used to make a lot of those comments. I remember being in Daniel and Erin's wymount apartment during my freshman year and someone was pregnant. I know Erin was pregnant with Ashley but I don't remember if it was her or someone else that sparked the conversation, but what I do remember is that it came up that some women have a harder time than others being pregnant. Conversely, some women have an easier time. I often would say what I thought the future would hold and I said, "I'm going to make sure I marry a girl that isn't going to have rough pregnancies." Daniel's return question was, "How are you going to make sure of that and still keep a temple recommend?" Good question. I retracted my statement.

Another one of those this-is-how-it's-going-to-be statements that I remember is also about marriage. I said, "I'm going to get married at 21, or at least engaged by 21." I remember the first semester I was home there was a guy in my FHE group that was 23. I thought, "What is wrong with this guy?" I thought that there might be a case here or there were a good catch is unable to go for that long without getting married, but largely everyone who went two years without getting married had some serious flaws. I'm now 24, turning 25 this year and as of yet unmarried. I'm left with one of two conclusions. Either I have some serious flaws and not a good catch, or my previous judgment was wrong. I've chosen to accept that I was wrong.

Here is the latest funny video I've seen.