Posted by Jessica Norman on
Something has been on mind over the past month and I’ve needed to take a break from the blog and process it all! But I’m back today with something I’ve been experiencing lately! I had other plans for the blog but this was weighing on my heart. Here goes…
As a little girl, I didn’t dream of having a big wedding when I grew up. I even didn’t dream of getting married. I never played dress up in old wedding dresses and never even played “wedding.” Yet, I still loved attending weddings because of the endless amounts of positive energy that surrounded a wedding.
Ever since I can remember, I said I’m never getting married. As I’ve grown into adulthood, you can only imagine I’ve changed my mind about that. Especially as I watch my closest friends couple off and get married. However, I am in absolutely no hurry to get married. I am too busy making sure I live my life and enjoy this time of complete singlehood! According to my friends, I have some crazy stories to tell from the last few years! We’ll save that for another.
Recently, being single has been thrown in my face in various different ways. The culture I grew up in seems to not understand how a 28 year old girl has never dated let alone isn’t married yet. Even though girls in this century are getting married later in life and may or may not have children. I get asked all the time when I am going to start dating or if I have a boyfriend. The answer: when I’m ready and not yet. The world doesn’t seem to know what to do with a person who is happily single!
I am a single wedding photographer and I can’t imagine my life any other way at the moment! Because even though I’ve never dated, I recognize a strong bond between people and believe that love is single handedly the strongest feeling and emotion on the planet! Love changes people, love makes people grin like crazy, love makes people forget there’s anyone else in the room, your love can be seen and felt for miles. Love is magical and casts a spell over people that you just can’t seem to shake. Love erases the stresses of life and makes you feel at peace. Friends, this is why I am a wedding photographer! Because I believe in the power of love.
The photo below is me…happy with where I am in life! Photo by Carrie Swails Photography