You need to be the love of your life FIRST!

At 27, I’m surrounded by my peers getting married and having kids and here I am, childless without a ring in sight. I had my whole life planned out; by now I should have 1 or 2 kids, be married to the love of my life, and living in a beautiful mini-mansion with a resort style backyard and a couple of dogs. 

I know God is laughing his ass off right now. 

After being in a long-term relationship and having it end abruptly I’m learning more about myself and embracing all of me. I’ve learned that I’ll never be 100% happy with anyone else if I’m not happy with myself. I’ll never experience the love I truly desire if I don’t love all of me. I’ve realized that the first love of my life needs to be MYSELF, because when shit hits the fan I'm the only one I have left. 

I haven’t given up on love. I still believe in it, & one day I hope to have all of those things I mentioned earlier. But right now, I choose myself. I am the love of my life. And I’m pretty damn happy. 

At 27, I’m still young. I still have my whole life ahead of me. No need to rush anything, especially relationships. I’m enjoying dating, experiencing new people, going out. I know deep down I’m a relationship kind of girl, but I’m not settling. I’m paying attention to how I’m treated and acting accordingly. 

Self-love trumps ALL. 

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