It is a rough time of year to be single. Just when you think you made it through the holidays. You know the whole not having anyone to bring home on Christmas, or kiss on New Years Eve, plus eating chocolate alone on Valentines day fiasco. Just when you think you survived all of that, you are hit square in the forehead with wedding season. Don’t get me wrong, I love wedding season. I love watching my friends and family fall in love with their soulmates. But every wedding is just another reminder that mine should be right around the corner. Only its not. Only I am no where near even being in a serious dating relationship no less a marriage.
The realization that I am no where close to marriage makes me wonder if I didn’t miss a step in life. I know that in the grand scheme of things I am still very young, but as the days go on I feel like the reality of marriage becomes more unattainable not less. While I was happily enjoying my freedom and exploring my youth, should I have been more focused on falling in love? But that doesn’t seem right either because I wouldn’t trade those years for anything, even a wedding dress. Those were my most formable and memorable years. While everyone else was busy falling in love, I was busy discovering the world and how I fit into it. But now at the still young age of 23, I feel like I missed this window of opportunity that I didn’t even know existed.