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Monday, October 03, 2011

My latest article: "The Bold Single Bride Who Married Herself"

I don't think I posted this here - my latest piece for The Frisky is "The Bold Single Bride Who Married Herself" about my friend Desiree. Totally inspiring! Be sure to read it and click through to read her entire vows to herself. I'm taking a cue from her.

What would you do if you wound up single on what was to be one of the most special days of your life—your wedding day? My friend Desiree did something remarkable and revolutionary: instead of hiding away, she marched boldly into a proud new future, and in the process became an inspiration to me and, hopefully, some of you as well.

On a recent Sunday, when I would have been attending her wedding to a man, I stood on Bow Bridge in Central Park and witnessed Desiree get married—to herself. A circle of her friends surrounded her while her cousin officiated, reciting vows she had written for herself, which included the lines, “I will make my happiness a priority and forgive myself when I’m not perfect. I will trust myself and stand within the power of my own strength. I will love myself forever more, through good and bad, thick and thin, and for exactly who I am today. I promise I will never, ever, ever, settle for less than what my heart and soul desire.”

Read the whole thing

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