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Chapter One

I once had someone I know tell me they were anti-marriage because they felt like marriage is a dream killer. This conversation took place 3 months into my marriage, by the way.

Yeah, exactly what I wanted to hear obviously.

I remember thinking to myself that I was sorry that's what they thought of marriage. The argument presented was that because you have the financial responsibility of someone else, all hopes and dreams of travel and goals have to be put on the back burner.

Well, that's one way to look at it.

It's funny, the timing of this conversation. It came at a particularly difficult time in my life. I was newly married and at a crossroads. I had not been accepted into the business school at BYU and I was told by several advisors on separate occasions that I would have to choose - BYU or a business degree. This was followed by a recommendation to transfer and pamphlet for UVU.

I'm not sure if to this one anti-marriage person I seemed to have let my dreams die. An…

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