Chapter 1: The single life ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
I grew up alone. I was raised as the only child for almost 7 years. Now that we’re older, my sisters have become my best friends and I am so grateful for our relationship. But when I was younger, they were too young to be my friends. They were just my siblings. So I always had a best friend to accompany me, keep my secrets and share my adventures. Whether it was a boy or girl, friends or romantic, I always had a person.
That made me the relationship type. I valued companionship. But I also appreciated independence because I had to be that person for a long time. I never needed to be in a relationship, but I loved being in one. I enjoyed sharing my day with someone, planning dinners, celebrating occasions and getting to know each other. In fact, I got accustomed to that feeling. Sometimes, that was blinding. I often found myself trapped. And even though I wasn’t always satisfied intellectually, emotionally or mentally, I often chose companionship. For years, I would try to fit a square into a circle, even though I knew it didn’t make sense.
Until I realized that I was cutting myself short. I deserved more. Companionship shouldn’t be a chore, it should be a soul nourisher. And so for a while, I chose the single life. I chose me. I focused on finishing dental school, achieving my personal goals and pursuing my own dreams by choosing a residency that was going to be the best for ME and no one else. I focused on me. My future. That’s when I learned the most about myself. I realized it takes two to tango in any relationship, but if you want a smooth sequence, first, you have to learn how to dance on your own. So I danced alone for months. And I was truly happy. In a way, that’s also when I learned the most about the kind of partner I wanted. Mr. right. I was okay waiting for him. And when I least expected it, I met Chris. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
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