Sitting at lunch earlier this week, I received an unsolicited but pretty deep bit of advice from an older man that came over and started up a (very one-sided) conversation with me. He had some great advice, though:
"Don’t wait to get married. Do it at least once in your life. The worst possible thing you can do in life is to never take a chance. The next worst thing is that you take a chance, and it doesn’t work out. Life happens! You move on. But the best thing you can do is to take a chance and it DOES work out. Take as many chances as you need, but it’s most important to be happy, and to not be alone.”
He went on to also say (for those of you who are in the market for some mini-me’s of your own): “I have three grown boys and they are my life. THAT is where the meaning of life is…having kids. Everything else that you think might mean something to you is bullshit. Really. Have kids, find someone that makes you happy, and if they don’t, find someone else that does. That’s my advice to you.”
Again…paraphrased, but the bit about taking chances really resonated with me. Thought I’d share.