I got married when I was seventeen. I didn't want to wait. I didn't want to finish school; I was only going to be a housewife after all. My husband had a job already, having already finished college, and so we just got married. My parents were against it at first. They wanted me to finish high school, but I was adamant. They didn't want me to run away and elope, and so they just let me. Sometimes I wish I got my diploma, but most of the time, I'm happy with my decision. I love my husband, and though we've gone through some hard times, marrying him is the smartest thing I've ever done.