The Tiny Heart: Link Up: Letters to My Former Single Self

1.25.2013

Link Up: Letters to My Former Single Self

Today I'm co-hosting a new link up from Lisette of Northern Belle Diaries called Letters to My Former Single Self. It's a four week long link up, with a different question each week.



This week's question is:  
What did you think about dating and relationships when you were little?  What do you think of them now? 

Dear Sharon,

When you were little, you thought your handsome prince would come rescue you like he did for Cinderella. Or like Richard Gere did for Julia Roberts (minus the hooker part). Not only would he be handsome, but rich too. (Your mom told you you better marry rich to support your expensive taste in clothes). Once you found your prince, everything would be like sunshine and rainbows.



Now you know that you didn't need any rescuing. Your "prince" needs you just as much as you need him. It's okay if he's not rich, since you make your own money! (plus he doesn't really understand why handbags are so expensive). Relationships are not perfect and require both people to work at it. But you did get one thing right...he sure is handsome! 

(FYI, this photo isn't from our wedding)
 
And so that you're ready for next week's question:
What did you think about dating and marriage the year before you met "the one?"
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46 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I love this idea - and that's right we make our own money!!!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  2. haha "minus the hooker part"!

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  3. The funny thing is that when I wrote mine, the whole bit about a prince rescuing me actually came from one of the lines of Pretty Woman. You beat me to it! Great letter Sharon!

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  4. It's great to find that special someone so you can rescue each other!
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  5. Awww...what a great post. I love that photo of marriage is finding someone to annoy for the rest of your life. Hmmmm what did I think of dating now vs. when I was a kid. It's best to not let your guard down you nerve want to get hurt, and you always want the upper hand. I believed it then and still do now.

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    1. Aww Bessie, but part of finding someone is being able to let your guard down. With the right person, you'll be able to be vulnerable with them.

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  6. Haha aw, I thought I'd get a handsome, rich prince too. I even drew up plans for my dream home complete with five stories, TVs in every room and a pool table in the attic. What a lovely letter :)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

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  7. haha love this. totally thought i would live a fairy tale with a prince and all that jazz!

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  8. Love that e-card! Totally true! :) and you guys are such a beautiful couple!

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  9. Ah your letter is so short and sweet! I love it! Definitely something you can share with your daughter someday (except the whole "Pretty Woman" reference hahaha).

    Thanks for stopping by my blog to check out my post. xoxo

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  10. Oh this is so cute! I think I had a similar view on love and marriage when I was little - movie love!

    I love the picture of you with your real life prince! :)

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  11. How fun, I would a lot to say to my single self and I think they'd be a lot of shaming involved in my pursuit to fin the 'one'. Love you weeding picture you tow look perfect!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! The photo isn't from our wedding though!

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  12. Following from the Letters to my former single self link up. I love this! So cute!
    -becca
    faithloveandbabie.blogspot.com

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  13. I love this idea so much! What a cute letter...I so agree. Marriage is different than you pictured it when you were younger, but it's so much better. I found a pin on pinterest that days "Marriage is like having a sleepover with your best friend every night" I love it!

    Excited to read more of these letters...thanks for co-hosting such a fun blog hop! :)

    xo, jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  14. oh man i would tell my former single self don't date that guy and don't date that guy but keep in mind to enjoy your life as a single lady too. being married is definitely better but dont feel rushed necessarily to find that man, the time when right will happen!

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    1. So true! Looking back, I dated a lot of guys I shouldn't have!

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  15. This is so cute and fun! Totally, when we were young, we all wanted our Prince Charming to come along and sweep us off our feet, didn't we? :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  16. This was so cute! Our definition of 'prince' definitely changes as we get older and more mature :)

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  17. so sweet!! what a beautiful wedding picture of the two of you!

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  18. Love the wedding picture at the end!! So very true how our perspective on relationships change as we get older. :)

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    1. Thanks Jamie! The photo isn't from our wedding though...it was taken about 4 months after we were married.

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  19. This is such a cute idea! It really puts things into perspective doesn't it? You and your hubby are adorable. Your hairpiece is beautiful! Heather

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  20. Hey I just found your blog from Wifessionals link up today and LOVE your blog! So of course I had to follow it :)
    Such a cute post!
    Your newest follower,
    Ashlee@ABpetite
    http://abpetite.blogspot.com/

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  21. Such a cute idea!

    kashiariley.blogspot.com

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  22. This is awesome and different. I love it.

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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  23. Dang right we don't need rescuing! :-)
    I loved this link up!
    Thank you for co-hosting!(new follower!)

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  24. Lol! Didn't we all think Richard Gere was going to come running...man that movie still gets me every single time. This was so fun!!!

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  25. I think this is so lovely! And I definitely agree with you, making your own money is so much better than waiting for a prince to do it for you :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  26. Sharon, oh this is cute. I didn't know about this meme. I never know about them. why is that? hmmmmmm? I love the pic of you two. How tall is your prince, may I ask? Have a fab weekend.

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  27. Cute link up! Love that photo!

    Have a great weekend!
    Shia
    World According to Shia

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  28. This was a really cute post! I enjoyed reading this very much.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  29. Awww this is so cute I think the part were you said that your prince needed you as much you needed him was the best part because its so true, and the funny part was about making own money because guys don't know why handbags cost so much. Lol

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  30. Recently single, I really found myself enjoying this post!

    Great way to start the day :)

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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  31. Awwwww. This was sweet. You two are so cute!

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  32. awww, that's so sweet! you guys are an awesome couple!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  33. Great idea and great post! That pic of you and your hubby is so sweet!

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  34. This is such a cute post, I love that Disney type of love!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  35. Ohhh this is such a cute post :)

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  36. Awwwww, that is just so cute and sweet! Isn't it funny how our views change like that as we grow up? We do think it will be all sparkles and sunshine and then realize that yes, it's hard work, but so, so worth it.

    PS- what a cute photo of you two!

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  37. cute! thanks for sharin! www.fashionifancy.com

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