I feel uncomfortable if people ask me, ‘Why do you wanna get married at such a young age?’ ‘Ko tanak buat Master dulu ke?’ Bla bla bla.. Well, people have asked me this, really. Mind you, next year I’m gonna be 25. Correct me if I’m wrong, but to me that’s NOT young. That’s suitable age for everybody to get married.
I understand that everyone has their own priorities in their life. Some of us wanna get Master or even PhD before settling down, some of us wanna have lots and lots of money before thinking about marriage. Nothing wrong with that. It’s their life. Me? Well, let me give you the list.
The first thing of all, I wanted to finish my study, and get a degree. Now, I have already got it, Alhamdulillah. So, the second thing, I wanted to have a career, that would give me monthly income, which I have right now, Alhamdulillah. Next, I wanted to have my own car, that I’m gonna pay monthly using my own money, which I also have right now, Alhamdulillah. Along the way to get all this, I have found the love of my life. We love each other very much, and we’re talking about future almost every day. We both have careers, and some saving, so what’ next if it’s not marriage?
Whatever it is, I just wanna have my own family. Well, of course I will get a Master one day, we both will, but it’s just not now. Setting up a family, that’s my priority. If I manage to have that, that’s an achievement enough to me. It’s something that I can be proud about coz life after marriage is not easy, I know that. Seru or nafsu, to me that’s out of question. Marriage is still a good thing after all regardless of what age you are. As long as you are ready and well aware of the purpose, the challenges in marriage, you will be okay. Supporting each other, that’s what your other half is for, to get through every obstacles along the way. Insya Allah, good marriage will be blessed by God. Semoga Allah permudahkan segala urusan..
And I surely can do the rest (Master and Money) even after having children. No?