I appreciate the input, and I agree on some levels. For instance, I know that I recently found a wedding dress when I wasn't looking for one. During a trip to Greece, I finally found a taxi on Santorini when my group stopped looking for one. When I go shopping, I tend to find things when I'm not really looking. Recently, when I was looking for a formal gown for a friend's wedding, I shopped for hours with no luck.
However, in finding a mate and a husband, I've spent my entire adult life not looking for one - in fact, I think I pushed some away. I haven't been shopping for a man to complete my life. I have been working to form my own identity, to reach my own potential and to achieve self actualization. Upon turning 35, something changed for me. I was open to the idea of being married for the first time. As a girl and young adult, I thought I'd probably get married because that's what I was supposed to do. The longer I lived my life as a single, self-sufficient, empowered woman, the easier it was to remain alone. However, I started to realize the potential happiness involved in a solid and loving marriage. For the first time, I felt I would get married because I finally wanted to do so.
Now, I feel completely open to the idea of sharing my life with someone and committing to a marriage. I know it won't be easy - but I know that the most wonderful things I've experienced in life involved risk and hard work. No risk, no reward. No pain, no gain. It's true!! And, the harder I work, the luckier I get...
So, I challenge everyone to re-think the relationship advice - "it will happen when you least expect it." Let's re-phrase that - "it will happen when your heart is open to it, but you can't force it, and you can't make someone love you." Think of the Bonnie Raitt song.
I know I can't control a man and can't force one to fall in love with me and want to marry me. But I can let the world know that I am ready to commit to a great, loving man. And, I believe that the Law of Attraction will lead me to my man. I'm putting a timeline on this as a social experiment - and because I don't want life to pass me by.....World - I'm ready! Help me find the man of my dreams because he's meant for me and because of the synchronicity involved in my prompting to launch Project Husband.