MY LAST POST ON FINAL SINGLE THOUGHTS...
As I already said, mourn broken dreams and dissapointments (aka I would LOVE not to have wrinkles on my eyes at my wedding day, but 29 years of age will do that to you!) and then chose to have hope and be grateful for your many blessings...
...and finally, develop a DAMN good Plan B.
As scary as it may seem, what would you do if you never get married? How would you live your life? What would you do if you don't get married until you are 35, 40, 45, etc???
It won't be the life you pictured, but what can you do to make it the best version.
I used to imagine being that weird single aunt spending holidays alone or with my sister and her family and feeling like a tag along...then I just decided that if I am single, I will spend some holidays with my siblings, some I will host at my house for family and friends and some would be spent travelling. If it would be too painful to spend every holiday as another family's guest, then why not create my own holidays?
If I didn't have my own kids to spoil, I was going to spoil the heck out of my nieces and nephews... complete with a fun senior trip (SORRY Jack, Aunt KK can't likely afford that now ha) And there was a good chance that I would still have a child because at a certain age, I planned to adopt one of the many orphans in the world that need a home.
If I never got married, I didn't want to become that old retired lady by herself, I wanted to go work in missions and use my freedom to contribute to God's kingdom.
Of course, don't think about your Plan B long, don't dwell on it, but when you get scared that life may be Plan B, imagine the best Plan B possible. Lifelong singleness does not have to be cats and frozen dinners and lonely holidays. If you recreate the alternative in your head, then the alternative is a little less scary. :)
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