Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Love Day + A Lil' Survey


Happy Valentine's Day, loves! Whether you're single, dating, married, divorced, or somewhere in between I want you to know that you are loved!  God loved you first and He always will.  You were put here for a special purpose and as long as you have breath in your body, there is a special plan for your life!

In this age of seemingly perfect images on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter it's easy to feel down about your own situation (if it's not what you would like it to be). Lord knows I found myself falling victim to it today.

No ring this time but, my roses though....

My story:

I do not want to be ungrateful for the things my beau has done for me or the sweet ways in which he loves me every day.  He really is a sweetheart and I know that I can be a lot to contend with (but, I'm worth it!).  However, we have been dating on and off for the past 6 years or so and I am not comfortable with just being the girlfriend anymore.

We're in our thirties, with no kids as yet and I know that I just want more.  It gets embarrassing answering questions about why we are STILL not married or, engaged.  I feel crazy thinking about the amount of time I have put in only to still be here--the "ride-or-die chick.  The sweet, sometimes crazy girl who will weather the storms.  Frankly, it's gotten old.

Sometimes, I think I'm overthinking it. But, how long should two people date before being engaged? How long does it take to know whether you two are ready to walk down the aisle?

I know everything happens as it should which leads me to believe that I need to do some serious reassessment. Life is too short to not be intentional about what you want!  I have decided to concentrate on the things  that make me happy.  God first, loving myself and pursuing my goals, and then everything will fall into place.

So, no engagement for me this Valentine's Day but I'm loving my life regardless because that's what today (and every day for the matter) is all about.

What's the maximum amount of time you would date someone before getting engaged?

A few months
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
Whenever it happens, it happens
I don't want to get married/engaged
Poll Maker

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