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Just because you haven’t found the right person yet or you don’t want to settle down doesn’t mean there is something wrong with you. While most people are getting married and starting families that doesn’t mean you have to.

In this day and age, people are far too caught up in doing the things other people are doing they forget to live their lives for themselves. If you’re not interested in getting married just yet or perhaps even at all, don’t. You don’t have to do the things other people are doing, just do what makes you happy.

Don’t compare yourself to the people around you, they’re doing what is best for them and you should be doing what is best for you. If someone is pushing you to do something you don’t want to do, that someone doesn’t deserve to be in your life. We all settle down on our own time and if you decide that settling down is not something you want to do, that’s fine.

Sure, seeing other people get engaged or announce pregnancies might get you thinking about what you need to be doing with your life and perhaps even make you feel as though you’re behind everyone else regarding progress but progress isn’t defined as just one thing. Progress comes in all shapes and sizes. When and if you’re ready for those things they will happen, don’t force them to happen right now if that’s not what you want.

You only get one life and you should make sure that the decisions you make are the decisions you want to be making. Getting married or starting a family are both very big things and when you go through with them turning back isn’t exactly an option. Sure, divorce is possible but it’s a process and can be much more of a headache than most people realize. Right now you’re just doing your own thing and working on what is important to you and there is nothing wrong with that.

We all grow in our own ways at our own rates. No one can tell you it’s time for you to do something when you’re not ready to do that something, period. If you’re still figuring things out then you’re still figuring things out and there is nothing wrong with that. Don’t let people tell you who to be or how to live.

If you’re happy where you are in your life then that’s all that matters. You don’t have to get in any kind of hurry to do these things and you don’t have to do them at all if you don’t want to. It’s okay to just live your life and worry about those kinds of things later. You are not weird for being who you are and if the people in your life cannot accept you and your path in this world as it is, they don’t deserve power in your life.