I have been following your blog for a long time and I have turned my family and friends on to your journey as well. I saw your post about there being good people out there and just had an opinion I wanted to share...
When you say "There are good people out there. NEVER stop believing that" I say, there are a lot more good people in this world than there are bad. It is hard to believe that, when you are trying to find a good mate, a partner, a lover. Based on your blog, you have had your share of losers and idiots! Me too!
You are an incredible person and deserve to be loved by and to give love to someone who is everything you are! It may take more than 100 cups of coffee and you may need to drink some tea and hot chocolate along the way but the right person is out there. They will show up in your life when you least expect it!
I think what you have been doing is the hardest thing I have ever seen anyone do but I am very inspired by your journey because it took guts and a whole lot of heart! Your strength is not lost on those of us who look past the reading of your blog to the heart of who you are! You are remarkable and need to remember that it is going to take someone who is also remarkable to be your match.
I am so happy that through this project you learned how strong you truly are. You have the ability to inspire and to make people laugh at themselves. That, Kimberly, is a rare gift! I wish you nothing but happiness and joy in the rest of your journey and in your life. I look forward to continue reading your blog and hope that love finds you. You deserve it!
One of these days, I won't cry when a reader sends me a heart warming email. That day is not today.
I can't express to you how truly grateful I am that you reached out to me with this letter. It means so much that you took the time to actually sit down and compose a thoughtful message - I'm incredibly appreciative.
The thing I've learned throughout the project is that I am stronger, smarter, and braver than I gave myself credit for. I didn't really know that before. I just thought I was another silly girl looking to do something with my time and dating is one of those ridiculous things everybody has gone through. My teachers always said "Write what you know" so I've always written about boys, love, dating, relationships. Seriously, since I was like 8 years old! It's just that now I'm 30 and the stakes are higher, hearts get broken and take longer to heal, and the wounds are much deeper than they were all those years ago.
Regardless of where I've come from or what I've been through, the thing I've never lost is my faith. Ok, confession: I started to lose it when Kit and I broke up. There were definitely some moments in there that I thought "I can NOT go through this again. I won't survive it this time." But as it turns out, I'd gotten stronger, not weaker. And that is the side of me I wanted readers to see. I'm proud of how far I've come from that sad divorced girl crying on the living room floor that her husband is never coming home. I don't torture myself with sappy music or old photos anymore. I'm just a better person for it and despite all evidence to the contrary, I do believe that there are good people out there. I believe in soul mates. I believe in love. And no one can take that away from me.
Wishing you a lifetime of love,