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Love – The Most Important Thing in Life

Being newly engaged, I feel a sense of relief. 

There is such comfort in knowing I found the person with whom I’m going to spend the rest of my life. But it hasn’t always been so easy and great. I’ve dated all different kinds of guys trying to figure out exactly what I wanted. There were times I wanted to give up. But it wasn’t until I looked at my priorities and figured out that I was the problem.

I never put love first.

I always put work above everything else. Constantly focusing on work was ultimately very lonely. You always hear people say “you can have all the money in the world, but without someone to share it with it doesn’t matter”. It wasn’t until I took a step back and made love my top priority that I realized love is the most important thing in life, not work. But I truly believe everything happens exactly when it’s supposed to, because I wasn’t ready to find Mr. Right 2 years ago.

I may have said I was, but deep down I really wasn’t. If you had talked to me a few years ago, I never in a million years would have said this is where I would be at 24 years old. But my path is forever evolving and changing and certain experiences sway you in different directions. I’m very glad to say that I am the happiest I have ever been.

And I don’t think someone else can make you happy. It has to come from you. But I do think other people can help draw it out of you. So I hope that everyone gets to experience love at some point in his or her life, whether it be for a short period of time or long lasting love – because that’s what life is all about.

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  • Um Duh!

    Sort of stated all the the obvious everyday clichés here… Or the first sentences in every self help book about LOVE out there… Wish this blog could’ve dug a little bit deeper, but it was decent nonetheless :-)

    Congrats on being Engaged!!!!

  • JOSEPH ODHIAMBO

    i just found it loving

  • dana

    “And I don’t think someone else can make you happy. It has to come from you.”
    So true! Thanks Kristin

  • http://TheDailyLove Vicki Gebhart

    Happy for you..Glad you found your Mr. Right. I just hope I can continue to be patient until I find mine.

  • http://www.bathroomphotography.com Steven Brolin

    I feel as though loving yourself is one of the most difficult things to learn in life. You can mature socially, economically, and obviously physically, but emotional maturity is ever-changing and an ongoing process. At 31, I have just begun to finally take care of myself enough to learn how to love myself. Only through this process can I finally find the love I’ve been seeking my entire life.

    Thanks for your inspirational words! Good luck!

  • Danielle

    Thank you for sharing your story…very inspiring..particularly when you are in a hectic world of instant gratification.
    I have been dating different men also, but on my path of life, I also bless them because indeed they helped me to take out the good and to believe in love inside of me.
    Yes, love is the magic ingredient of life.
    Without it, nothing is really worth living. Whatever the amount of money or fame you have.
    Wish you all the beauty in love, and happy you feel the most happiest woman in the world.
    Just like I am feeling too with my lover. Enjoy it fully as much time life will give you to enjoy.
    Cause love keep you alive and lively!!!

  • Vale Rechy

    Congratulations for your engagement! I agree with you, love is all we are, love for me is everything, and it has changed my life! Love to love! Have a great day everyday and share the happiness within. :)

  • Louise

    congratulations on your engagement!!! Inspiring message for us all, Thank You this is great~

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  • Sandra

    This doesn’t sound like something Kristin would say, but the sentiment is nice.