single life.

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the sassy, beautiful lady on the { left } is a very happily married woman.

the sarcastic, unique chick on the { right } is a very content single woman.

i have officially named march “marry me month.” at least 17 of my friends (err facebook friends) have taken that life step. they have agreed to spend the rest of their life with the love of their life. it’s beautiful & bizarre & baffling to me.

no. it’s not the proposal that baffles me. or the engagement. or the future wedding. i think it’s the lifetime marriage.

social media takes us on this seamless journey as these couples make life decisions before our very eyes.

side note: i truly am happy for all those people. they’re committing to marriage. it’s not a fairytale. we all know that. but it still gives us single folk that glimpse – that taste – that sip – of hope. if they can find true love – then it’s gotta be out there for me. for everyone.

this is not gonna be a post about true love. bc i don’t even know what that is.

this is me writing about my life as a single person. i’m twenty five. i’m content. i’m curious. i’m crazy. it’s a great combo.

i love that i literally am surrounded by a multitude of married couples day in & day out. i love that i get to see their marriages strengthen & go through changes. i love being able to learn from them.

it’s overwhelming. the older i get, the more i wonder about the series of life events that are supposed to happen.

social media helps with this anxiety i have. there is some sort of time frame everything should happen; some order to it. the pressure is hilarious because let’s face it. if there were no facebook – all pressure would practically disappear. you might get a twice a year nag session from grandma at easter or christmas, but all she really wants is to be a great grandma. it’s a pressure that i’m not complaining about, it’s just so interesting. so amusing.

so, tonight, i proclaim that we can break the mold – us single people. we can focus on friendships. we can focus on careers. we can focus on self-care & get physically fit. we can focus on our hearts & trying to get all the junk out. we can focus on sleeping. if we want, we can nap all the live-long-day. not many married people can say that. & if they do, well, ya know.

two years ago i told my story about being single. it was a pretty awesome experience. i woke up in the middle night for a week and talked into the voice memo app on my ipod touch. God was speaking to my heart in the middle of the night. when it was time to type it all out, i played all the voice memos & this is how it came out – watch it HERE.

God inspires people everyday. He uses so many different things to do so. my prayer tonight is that i keep my eyes open to His inspirations. to His love. to His idea of what a single life can look like.

**disclaimer** if you don’t have seven minutes to listen to my testimony – that’s totally cool. but HEAR this. or ((read)) this. i DO have a desire to be married. i DO have a desire to be a wife/best friend someday. i DO have the desire to be a mom. to love a kid more than myself. i have those desires – but i have faith that they come in different times for everyone. does that make sense? if we all found love at the same time – facebook would blow up. literally.

3 thoughts on “single life.

  1. hooleywithaz says:

    from a girl who has had the exact same conversation with God in her past, i want to tell you that i think this is absolutely wonderful. and completely true.

  2. Puna says:

    Awe Leeshy, you are the most wonderful precious God gift. He’s doing great work! If I was a single guy, I’d ask for your hand in marriage in a blink! A little weird but true:)

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