October 20, 2011

on myself, eight years ago...

"I think that I'm rather unlike most 19 year old girls. I don't want to be in a relationship just for the security or sex. I want to find my soul mate. I want to get married and have a family. Not now, as far as marriage goes. I know I'm young. But...I don't know. I just can't wait to find the person that I'm going to spend the rest of my life with.


And for as much time I spend feeling convinced that I'm hopeless, I know I'm not."

— written by me, at 19

18 comments:

  1. love this, kerri. we are the same! :) i was more interested in dating my HUSBAND, whoever he was, than dating in general. how awesome that you have this documented!!

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  2. Oh! Love this :) i definitely felt the same way at 19.

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  3. I totally echo Summer's sentiments.

    Oh, goodness. I love that you found J, I really do. I think you were both of that mindset & it is perfection. LOVE THE TWO OF YOU.

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  4. You're the cutest <3 When I met my husband, I had NO interest in dating; I really wanted to focus on me and "improving" myself. But the heart knows what's right for you!

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  5. I was the same way... I only had two relationships in my life. The first lasted 10 years, before I met my now-husband. It's the connection to a person that is more important than anything else.

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  6. Love this! I too didn't want to date around for the sake of dating just to be busy with it all. I wanted to find someone and be with them! I didn't meet my future husband until I was 26 and got married when I was 28.

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  7. By 19, I WAS married!!! And still am. And she IS my soul mate! ♥ We met when I was only 13 and we were engaged when I was 16. I lived in Chicago and she in Salt Lake City, so obviously we were both young and long distance so security/sex didn't "matter." We loved for love, we were friends because of who we each were. It wasn't for anything, or anyone, but us. <3

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  8. Hahaha, are you sure you didn't steal this from the depths of my blogging archives? Soul sisters for sure.

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  9. You and I would have been soulmates when we were 19. I love this ;)

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  10. your words are so dreamy, I love your writing! Been reading for awhile now, so want to say congrats on your little one and where you are in life. She is beyond adorbs!

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  11. This is so awesome that you found this! I think we had similar thought processes. I am happy for you that you found your "forever" as did I. ;)

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  12. You were such a smarty pants even then :) Great perspective!

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  13. that's beautiful! :) What a great idea for a post. I like looking back at things in the past that I have written or said. :)

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  14. Love it! I found a few gems in my old blogs, but I am mostly glad that I have changed as much as I have.

    Glad you found your Soul Mate-- I know so many people who have found them in this life-- it's a lot of good energy going into the universe when that happens. I know that's weird, but.... I think it will be better for the next generation. :) They will learn from all us soul mate seekers to find theirs and live well.

    xo,
    Ryan @ Thismustbetheplaceryan

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  15. I love this, Kerri. I am twenty right now, and I feel exactly the same way.

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  16. i love this. it's people like you that remind me that i'm not hopeless :)

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  17. This is me 100%...except I'm almost 23 and feeling more and more hopeless.

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  18. I love the snippets from your journals. I looked through some of mine the other day but they are all way too ridiculous to ever post. At least yours aren't embarrassing. :)

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