Sharifa, my parents want me to get married but I really don’t feel ready. But I feel like I should just do it because I don’t want to disappoint them. Any advice?”
Over the past 3 years, I’ve gotten hundreds of messages like this. So here’s what I want to tell you. If you don’t feel something is right, RUN.
From the expectations. From the exhausting pressure to do things “the right way”. From the life you don’t want and build the life that you do want. Block out the voices telling you “No, you can’t do it”. And do it. Because while they’ll be the ones making your decisions, you’ll be the one living the regrets.