The Tiny Heart: Letters to My Former Single Self: Week 2

2.01.2013

Letters to My Former Single Self: Week 2

I'm linking up with Lisette from Northern Belle Diaries for the 2nd week of Letters to My Former Single Self.


This week's question is:
What did you think about dating and marriage the year before you met "the one?"

Dear (younger) Sharon,
You'll meet your future hubby at the end of 2006But before that, your love life was looking pretty bleak. At the beginning of the 2006, your college boyfriend breaks up with you after dating for a year. When you ask him why, he gives the lame-o excuse that your personalities don't mesh. Clearly he wasn't man enough to give a real reason. Your heart is so broken that you start thinking you'll wind up alone with 10 cats. (you're allergic to cats, so this is very, very bad). But in the future you'll learn thanks to Facebook that the girl he winds up marrying is older, FAR less attractive than you, and could never compete with your skinny self. Major downgrade! 
 With my original roomies in our NYC  apartment

 Graduating with my master's (fast forward to 2008)

It's all good though, because you have far better things in store. You're attending Fordham University in the city (as in, New York City) working on getting your master's degree in Social Work. In the summer, you fufill your dream of living in New York and move into a tiny apartment that's in a fabulous neighborhood. You'll learn quickly that there's lots of single men in Manhattan, but most of them are in finance. This means they only care about two things: 1) themselves, 2) making more money. You're starting to think you'll never meet any one great, since there's hardly any guys in the social work field and the ones that are, already married or gay. But no need to fret, since in just a few short months, your future hubby will come along and change everything.

 Us in Central Park (2007)

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37 comments:

  1. It's crazy how before we met our husbands, we never thought it would happen. That's why they say love finds you when you least expect it, right!? :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  2. Sharon I loved this post! It happens when you aren't even looking, what a great letter :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  3. Aw I love posts like this! Isn't it funny how our exes' new girlfriends are always less attractive and heavier? Or at least that's how mine works out :)

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  4. Aw how sweet!! I'm glad you didn't end up with 10 cats and that you found a wonderful guy! How neat that you lived right in NYC. I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

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  5. Such a lovely shot of you & your hubby.
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  6. awww you guys are so sweet. so weird to think about the time you met before you met "the one" love it!

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  7. Life is so crazy... putting you through hard times! But now look where you've ended up! Thanks for linking up! :)

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  8. Awwww. I love happy endings :) Yes, totally a million+ single men in Manhattan and they only care about making money. Congrats on getting your masters and finding your man!

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  9. Yeah, I love this. Everything works out the way it's supposed to :)
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  10. So glad you got through all those self-absorbed finance men and found your One!
    Happy Friday!

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  11. I believe everything happens for a reason and obviously you weren't meant to be with the college boyfriend! Glad you found your hubby - and also it's awesome you have a masters!

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  12. Hahaha-- I love the "10 cats" part. I was planning on becoming a dog-lady because I hate cats. I have a dog, but luckily that's not all.

    Sara

    goneyonkers.blogspot.com

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  13. omg tiny sharon! you look so young!! you are seriously sooo cute :) haha

    -marsa
    The DayLee Journal
    $50 boutique giveaway

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  14. This was such a cute post...and it made me laugh! You and the hubs are adorable Sharon :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  15. What a cute idea! I always say I wish I had a time machine to tell me everything was going to be okay. I might have to join up!

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  16. love looking back and seeeing how crappy of a life my ex has, and how I have everything I ever wanted with a guy who could never compare!

    lovve this
    xo

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  17. Awww, so cute!

    My boyfriend is in finance, but I guess that's okay because I'm also in a related field.

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  18. Awh, Sharon! In these photos I can see your tiny-ness. You are so dang cute. Thank you for consistently coming to my posts and saying fun stuff. Thank you! (hug) {you have a masters degree? awesome!}

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  19. Umm...I love this SO much! I am excited to hear how you ended up meeting...does that come next??? BTW, I love looking at exes and seeing how they ended up. Somehow, it's never good which always makes me sort of happy!

    Have a great weekend, Sharon!

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  20. ahh this is such a cute idea!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  21. I loved this post -what a great idea
    I am so happy that i found your blog :)
    I would love if you checked out mine:
    www.gumbootglam.com

    xo Ally

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  22. I hope one day I'll be sat writing to my current self! I see myself alone with 10 cats =(

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  23. Aww this is so sweet! I am thinking along the same lines as the previous commenter though. I see myself alone with 10 cats too!

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    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  24. So cute! If only we knew back then what we know now!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  25. Girl, you have your masters? That is awesome. And I never knew what you did for a living. This was fun to read!!

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  26. What a cute story and such an accomplishment getting your Master's and moving to NY! It's fun to learn more about blogging friends. I love this "letters to your single self". Maybe I'll have to join! -Jess L

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  27. You are just so cute! I've loved reading these. And i laughed out loud about the cats because i am also allergic. It seems like so many bloggers post about their cat love and my brain is like, "....they make me sick. :("

    :D

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  28. Aww adorable. :) I could be writing a similar note later in the future to my "now self" and get a good laugh! :)

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  29. So glad I've not known any men in Finance! They sound boring, self absorbed and annoying!

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  30. What a cute post! Love this idea. Must be fun to look back.

    xx Elizabeth
    Champaign Taste

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  31. LOL...finance guys care only about 2 things...themselves and making more $. That may be true about this lady in finance! I am so envious that you've gotten to live in NYC for some time, I've always wanted to experience life in the big apple for about a year.

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  32. love this series. I should maybe do one of these series. I love how you referred the girl "downgrad" haha. as evil as it is, it really does makes us feel better about the breakup. I have been there.

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  33. I love this :) It is so cute and fun to look back and see the things you stressed about and know that it all works out! Great link up

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  34. You two were meant to be...that's for sure!

    Don't you love when an ex gets with someone not as great as you?!?!? yes!!! :-)

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  35. Again, aww over this post! It's so sweet and it's fun to hear the story leading up to how you meet your hubby. (Pretty funny though, I'd always heard that finance guys were that way, pretty self centered.)

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  36. What a cute idea! We were just talking about this very thing yesterday at home. I may have to start writing these!

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