That one decision single handedly wrote the story of my life up to now. I met my husband there. Now this is where things get scandalous, so pay close attention to the sequence of events: I dated him for 5 years, got pregnant (2008), gave birth the best part of our lives (2009), Pat moved to Belfast for a year, moved to Calgary and got married (2010), and now we are having a reception in my hometown in July!
We did all of this before we even owned a home. Is that weird? It doesn't really feel weird, but I think some people might think its a bit backwards. I don't regret any of it because obviously I wouldn't have my family if things hadn't gone the way they had. I'm not saying traditional isn't great. I think traditional and non-traditional both have a place in this world.
If I ever have any doubt about my non-traditional ways, I just take a glance at my daughter because she's anything but traditional...