As I thought about the image I constructed and the indirect experiences I had with marriage, I realized that my marriage didn't have to be what everything around me was shouting. I knew I loved Ryan and I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him.
Marrying Ryan is the best decision I've ever made. I've grown and learned so much and have experienced a richer and more adventurous life. I've gained a new confidence in myself and lifelong best friend that I love with everything I have.