Marriage Or Career? Don’t Ask Me.

Fair warning: If  we haven’t seen each other in a while and you can’t think of a single thing to talk to me about that isn’t “when are you gonna get married?”, then I reserve the right to throw balled up paper napkins at you until you go away. At this point, if you want to start a conversation with me about when I’m going to start my marriage or career, it had best be because you are about to either hire me or propose.

Pop Quiz: Does dear Aunt Mitzi ask about your career or marriage first?

Gather round, kiddies, and let me tell you a story about the last time I visited home.

I was picking up my niece from her babysitter’s house, a friend of the family who has known me since I was collecting Pokemon cards. As we’re waiting for the little cherub to find her shoes and finish her I-duwanna-go!! temper tantrum, the neighbor inquires whether my boyfriend of two years has yet to, as Bey would say, put a ring on it.

Let’s be clear here. In the past year, I have:

  • Moved from my hometown of 6K inhabitants to the city of Philadelphia
  • Interviewed for and landed my first full time salaried position
  • Had my first blog post published online
  • Interviewed a respected industry professional
  • Got a raise
  • Signed a lease for my first for-realsies adult apartment
  • Beat Dante’s Inferno on Zealot mode (Hardest. Boss Battle. Of my life. Just saying.)
  • Paid down $2K of my student loans
  • Accumulated more money in my savings account than I made the first year that I worked.

Of all these great topics, dear reader, what did this person want to talk about? Whether or not I had caught me a man yet. Welp.




Nicole P.

Nicole Pieri graduated with a B.A. in English from The College of New Jersey in 2011, and has since decided that jeggings aren’t as cool as she originally thought and that writing for a living online is way better than being a starving artist. Relocating from a cow town in Northern New Jersey to the big city of Philadelphia has brought her some great opportunities and changed her attitude from “always look both ways!” to “I’m probably faster than that bus.” In her spare time she enjoys crocheting and speaking in the third person so that it looks as if she’s important enough for someone else to have written a bio about her.

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