To celebrate February, the month of love I've decided to take part in the Letter's to my Former Single Self link up.
This week's question is: What did you think about dating and marriage the year before you met "the one"?
Dear Kelsey of 2010,
I know you're going through a rough time right now, but I promise it's going to get better soon. Today is your 20th birthday. You're trying to smile in this picture but behind that smile is a lot of pain and heartache.
You never imagined this would happen to you. These things happen to other people. But this time it happened to you. Mistakes were made but hearts will heal and things will get better. Every day will get a little bit easier. I promise it will be worth it in the end. You're trying to do so many things with your life but nothing is working out. It's discouraging and hard but one day it'll all pay off. It WILL pay off.
I know you got hurt in the part. Things didn't work out like you thought they would. You thought he was the one. He's not. You're not right for him, and he's not right for you. The right guy is just around the corner.
You're going to open up to dating again. You'll figure out exactly what you're looking for and be on the lookout. You'll finally figure it out and keep your eye out for someone who fits that mold. Your past has told you what to stay away from. Stay true to that.
One Sunday you'll be at church and you'll notice that handsome man playing the piano. Something will stick out about him. You'll desperately want to talk to him. It''ll take a few months but eventually you'll become inseparable.
He will treat you better than you could have ever imagined. He will love you even though you've been scarred and bruised emotionally. He will look past all your flaws and shortcoming and love you unconditionally. He is your guy. Hold onto him and never let him go.