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Cinderella was a pretty good role model

If you've watched any rendition of the movie Cinderella and left with nothing or if all you can think of is how unrealistic and impossible the chances are of falling in love with a man you just met and becoming queen is, I hope you also take away one more thing: Cinderella never started out looking for a man, all she wanted was a night off and to make friends. Seriously, have you ever realised that? While her sisters went out gallivanting and forcing themselves into dresses that don't fit only to end up miserable and alone, all Cinderella desired was two simple things: to put her feet up for once and to meet new people. Although the original synopsis for the movie was created over 300 years ago we can still apply some of the lessons learned to ourselves today.

Ladies, life is not about finding your prince charming, it's not about finding that man to complete you, it's not about looking a certain way and fitting into what doesn't fit you all for the sake of being accepted. Last time I checked, you were born already complete and whole. These last, however old you are, years you have lived such a wonderful existence without the addition of being married.

Contrary to popular Facebook belief, not everyone you know is getting engaged, married and/or having children. Not everyone's status is changing from "single" to "in a relationship" and that's okay too. Your life is happening whether you have a man or not so go and live it! Create your own fairytale and do so proudly. Step away from the stigma that being single is less than any other relationship status because it's not (Little known secret: every status was created equal, we just let society put value to each one and didn't fight them on it). Know that everything you currently have in your life is enough.

While we're being honest here, I believe that ball or no ball Cinderella would have found a way to move out and move on happily. In the mean time though, she lived life, enjoyed each day, worked hard, and made the most of her time by valuing what she had - even if all she did have was one dress to her name and 3 mice as friends. Ultimately, she knew that she had all the trappings for a fairytale ending, prince or not.

However, this is not to say that you have the wrong goals if you are indeed looking for a guy. Don't be ashamed to admit that either. Your guy will come but it won't be the start of your life but rather a positive and welcomed addition to it.

Here Is To...

Many of my girlfriends have recently become engaged and/or gotten married. While I am happy for them it makes me all the more excited for myself. It’s a bit crazy to think that whoever and wherever he is God created him just for me. I’m excited for the adventures, the laughs, the joy, and growth. Similarly I’m also expectant of the disagreements and opposing opinions but I’m willing to take them in stride if it means I get to spend the rest of my life with a great guy.

Inspired by my friends who have recently changed their last names, reading through a number of mommy-blogs, and a few talks with God I made a list of a few things I’m looking forward to sharing with Mr. Future when the time comes (Might just have to print them and place them in large format frames to hang on the walls later).

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So whether you are single, dating, engaged, or married, what are some of the things you guys are looking forward to in the future or have enjoyed so far?

Leave your replies here! (bottom of the post) I’d love to hear your stories.

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While their main intent may or may not be to persuade the politically inept and un-savvy people to vote based upon looks, persona, and relationship status, they definitely did a good job of it. These days no one has - or thinks they have - the time to actually sit down and learn about the parties they vote for but they always have time to read a good story. It doesn’t hurt if that story is also attached to a good-looking face. So here we have it, the 50 most “qualified”, I mean beautiful people of Capitol Hill.

This is a pretty nice way of selling a a good product (the people) to the buyers (the voters).

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While their main intent may or may not be to persuade the politically inept and un-savvy people to vote based upon looks, persona, and relationship status, they definitely did a good job of it. These days no one has - or thinks they have - the time to actually sit down and learn about the parties they vote for but they always have time to read a good story. It doesn’t hurt if that story is also attached to a good-looking face. So here we have it, the 50 most “qualified”, I mean beautiful people of Capitol Hill.

This is a pretty nice way of selling a a good product (the people) to the buyers (the voters).

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While their main intent may or may not be to persuade the politically inept and un-savvy people to vote based upon looks, persona, and relationship status, they definitely did a good job of it. These days no one has - or thinks they have - the time to actually sit down and learn about the parties they vote for but they always have time to read a good story. It doesn’t hurt if that story is also attached to a good-looking face. So here we have it, the 50 most “qualified”, I mean beautiful people of Capitol Hill.

This is a pretty nice way of selling a a good product (the people) to the buyers (the voters).

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While their main intent may or may not be to persuade the politically inept and un-savvy people to vote based upon looks, persona, and relationship status, they definitely did a good job of it. These days no one has - or thinks they have - the time to actually sit down and learn about the parties they vote for but they always have time to read a good story. It doesn’t hurt if that story is also attached to a good-looking face. So here we have it, the 50 most “qualified”, I mean beautiful people of Capitol Hill.

This is a pretty nice way of selling a a good product (the people) to the buyers (the voters).