Tuesday, 30 August 2011

You're married? Say whaaaat!

Photos from 3Poppies Photography
Whenever I meet anyone new and they inevitably ask me to tell them about myself, I have a list of facts that I easily reel off.
A completely memorised speech that comes easily.
I'm Becky. (Obvious start!)
From Sheffield originally, but I moved to Leeds when I started university.
I'm going into the final year of my degree, where I'm training to be primary school teacher.
I also work part time as a nanny to two munchkins - a two year old boy and a five year old girl.
I love to read, write, cook, take photos and just in case your wondering, I'm a cancer.
Oh, and my husband's name is Ross.

I can pretty much guarantee the two questions that come next.
- What, your married?
- Wait a minute, how old did you say you were?

Yes, I'm 21 years old and I've already been hitched for a little over a year.

Normally, people don't know how to react to that.

Probably because they make some ridiculous assumptions about why I'm married. 
People think that either... 
1). I had to have a shotgun wedding,
2). I'm an immature person that thinks that I'm living in a fairytale, 
or 3). I don't care about having any life experiences.

None of which hold any kind of truth.
Is it not enough to just know that I'm in love?

Anyway, I find the last one the most ridiculous.
What? Just because I'm married it means that I don't want to go out and do anything?
Go and see things and visit cool places?
Have any interesting experiences?
Have any kind of fun at all?

Well, let me tell you.
I have plans.
I have places I want to go to, things I want to do, experiences that I want to have.
And I'm intent on making all my plans into reality.
And, I already have someone that I love will come along and do it all with me.
How lucky is that?


  1. Awh! I love this! And I love that you are confidant enough to know who you are/what you want. Sometimes I need a little bit more of that.

  2. Hahaha, this cracked me up! I hate people's reaction. I'd say we're just blessed not immature and silly. Love you xxxx