I completely get it. All Valentine’s Day does for you is remind you that you don’t have a significant other in your life. After years and years of bad eggs, apples, and bouts with the smelly fish in the sea, you’ve decided you’re giving up; giving up on finding that special someone, giving up on living happily ever after, giving up on love altogether.
Don’t give up.
I almost did, four short years ago, then my Prince Charming walked right on into my life.
So, without further ado, here’s 5 reasons why you shouldn’t give up on love this Valentine’s Day:
1. There’s Someone Special Out There for You
I’m a true believer in fate and completely trust that everybody has their soul mate. He could be on the other side of the world or right next door, but undeniably, there is someone out there for you. When you meet this person, it’ll feel like you found a long, lost friend and the connection you have will spark an interest in your mind, body and soul.
2. That Someone Special Will Treat You Right
I wasted 8 full years of my life on a guy that didn’t really want to be with me, despite everything he ever told me. It wrecked me and I fully believe that a lot of my anxiety that I have now stemmed from that relationship. It was unhealthy and toxic, yet my entire life still revolved around him. Looking back, I wonder how I ever allowed someone to treat me that way? It definitely had to do with being young and immature but nonetheless, people of every age and gender get stuck in relationships where they’re not treated kindly. Trust me when I say that there’s someone out there for you that will treat you like a queen and kiss the ground you walk on.
3. There’s a lot of Fish in the Sea
I know, super cheesy, but this phrase is so true! There are so many people out there who are looking for love. If someone isn’t reciprocating the feelings or seems flaky, drop him. Tons of guys are standing around waiting for you to give them a chance. Take it as an opportunity to stand your ground and not allow yourself to accept anything less than what you deserve.
4. It’s Not Your Time
When that tumultuous relationship with my ex finally ended, I had given up on love. I decided that I was going to focus on myself and that’s what I did. At one point, I was going to college full-time and working 3 different jobs at all hours of the day and night. All of my friends were getting married and having babies and, even though I wanted that too, I came to realize that the timeline for my life doesn’t have to be the same as everyone else’s around me. It wasn’t the time for me to find someone yet, it was time for me to get to know myself and become the woman I wanted to be.
5. He’ll Come Knocking When You Least Expect It
All of that ‘it’s not your time’ talk is exactly what I was living by when I met my husband. I was working one of those many jobs making sandwiches at a restaurant when he came in. He kept coming back and visiting me (I thought he just wanted a sandwich) and finally, after about a year, he stopped by while I was closing the store one night and we sat and talked for hours. A year and a half later, we got married! I still look back at that time when I wasn’t ready for love and wanted to focus on myself and, when I least expected it, here came my Prince.
Photography By: Aunt Cristal’s Photography
Shawl, Dress, Boots, Necklace – Primark
Sweater & Denim – Forever21
Until next time, dears!