Your Fairytale Is Out There, Just You Wait

Your Fairytale Is Out There, Just You Wait

All the frogs will be worth the Prince.

We all want a fairytale. That perfect love that rivals those of the rom-coms we hold so near and dear to our hearts. We want our own Chad Michael Murray running through the rain to find us. We want our foot-popping kiss straight out of Princess Diaries. We want our Prince Charming whisking us away into the sunset. We want our person.

But this is much more difficult to obtain than we would like to believe. Knights in shining armor don’t just swoop in every day.

In today’s day and age, meeting someone is hard. Everyone is so caught up in their own lives, in their phones, and in social media. It’s nearly impossible to just meet someone walking to class, or even in class for that matter. And if you do, let me know how you did that because you deserve a gold medal. Nowadays, most people don’t want a serious relationship, especially in college. And the ones that do, are hard to find. Our options are primarily left to dating apps that more often than not lead to nothing at all or disappointment.

Trust me, I know how hard it is to ward off the charm. We’ve all been there- caught up in the charism. But I’ll tell you where that got me - stood-up, waiting for a guy for 45 minutes. No one, no matter how cute, or no matter how charming, should be allowed to make you question your worth. I won’t lie to you and tell you that this situation didn’t suck, because trust me, it did. A lot. But it made me realize that I deserve to be treated with respect and if a guy doesn’t respect me enough to value my time and actually show up, then they don’t deserve me.

With my own personal experience, I tend to want the guys I can’t have. However, the ones I don’t have feelings for always seem to want me, which is quite the dilemma. It’s not like anyone isn’t worthy or good enough, aside from the guy who stood me up. He’s a jerk. It’s more that you can’t force feelings that aren’t there or ruin a friendship that means a lot to you. We’ve grown up in a society where we constantly are chasing this “aha moment” of love at first sight. That when you make eye contact with someone the fireworks go off, the birds start chirping, and the skies open up.

But yeah, that mostly doesn’t happen, at least not to me, not yet. But that's okay.

Sometimes, seeing my friends in their relationships is hard for me. They have someone who cares for them so deeply. I want that. But at the same time, I also won’t settle for less than I deserve. Certain people only want one thing, which we all know, and it usually tends to be the charming ones that sweep you off your feet. But no amount of charm should take away from how much you value yourself.

I have been waiting for my Prince Charming and I know he’s out there, somewhere. He may come tomorrow. He may come next week, or next year, or five years from now. There’s no way to know. But what I do know is that when my person finally comes, it will be worth it.

All the frogs will be worth the Prince.

Cover Image Credit: Gabby Orcutt

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21 Reasons You Should Date Someone Who Was A Camp Counselor

Spouse and parent material, all wrapped up in an animal shirt, Nike shorts, and Chacos.

1. They shop at Goodwill mostly... low maintenance you could say?

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2. They are pretty awesome at talking to parents... opening days have given good practice for them. Give them 15 minutes and they will become best friends with your parents.

3. Their best friends actually are long you can wait a while to meet their besties who will want to know everything about you and make sure your intentions are good.

4. They have learned how to look decently presentable without showering for a week... maybe may or may not like this one.

5. They are always down for adventure... sure let's hike for eight miles uphill in the middle of the week!

6. They know what it is like to be woken up at 2 a.m. because someone wet their bed... mom training.

7. They also know how to give the "modest is hottest" talk to the teenage campers... and will help give you a classy future daughter.

8. Building fires is their hidden talent... if you ever get stuck on a deserted island with them they can help you.

9. Animal shirts are a common clothing item... they know how to have fun.

10. They throw killer dance parties... ones your grandma would approve of.

11. They are used to being publicly embarrassed for others (their campers') enjoyment... and usually can take a joke or prank well.

12. They also know how to prank you back... summer camp prepares you for awesome prank wars.

13. If you want to see her with no makeup on just look at her camp photos... natural beauty?

14. They actually love children... they chose to spend a whole summer loving other people's kids; imagine how awesome they will treat their own.

15. Chances are they are a really fun person and will bring out your inner child... yes, climb that random tree and paint your face because it is Wednesday.

16. Their "real job" will come later in life... they will end up being successful. Most employers love to hire former counselors, so it is not a waste of a summer.

17. They know how to hide their favorites in life really well... so if they choose to date you they are basically saying you are their favorite and that is a big deal to them.

18. They have learned how to eat unhealthy food every day for a whole summer and stay in shape... or try to at least.

19. They also are obviously not a diva when it comes to material needs...they went a whole summer without even air conditioning and never complained.

20. If they love you anything like they love their campers your needs will always be put first...they are some of the most selfless people you will ever meet.

21. They love God, living for Him, and have already made a difference in many children's lives... they are the real MVPS.

If you are still looking for a place to work this summer and love adventure, Jesus, and children, apply for Camp Crestridge for Girls; they still have many positions available. I'll be there so you should too!

If you are a boy apply for Camp Ridgecrest for Boys!

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You've Heard Of 'How To Be Single,' But Let's Talk About 'How To Be Romantic'

For some of us, it takes work to be cutesy and romantic.


Okay, I'm probably the least romantic person anyone has ever met. Not to say that I'm a bad girlfriend or that I'm not caring. I just find love in simple things like knowing what to order for them at restaurants, doing their laundry, planning unique dates, or cooking for them. It's not that I'm opposed to being arduous, I've just never been a chocolate and flowers kind of girl. I'm more of a Mongolian hot pot and "let's walk across the Brooklyn Bridge!" kind of girl. I appreciate some effort, tailoring something to fit a person's idiosyncratic personality or general spontaneity, not how flowery something looks. Not saying that I'm not feminine, I'm just my own entity, so to speak, and that translates into my love life. Needless to say, I thought I should learn how the other half lives, so I've challenged myself to take a course on being a classic/hopeless romantic just to understand how others think and who knows I might change some of my habits!

1. Leave notes

I think it's a really cute and simple idea that I will try to do because it makes everything very personal.

2. Write them a poem

I've had this done for me but I've never actually done it, because believe it or not, I didn't like to read or write poems up until this year.

3. Cuddling

Okay, so I'm not a cuddler, I have no idea why — it's more or less a personal space and attachment issue, I guess. I love hugs though! I guess I just have to be in the mood to cuddle and at times I can be. Other times it just makes me nervous.

4. Dedicate a song to them on the radio

It seems like the people on the radio that do this are crazy in love and honestly, to be able to have the ability to go on the radio and just declare your love for someone else is really inspiring.

5. Surprise them!

I personally cannot stand surprises, but I love to surprise other people and just be spontaneous, so I sort of do this already.

6. Carve your names into a tree

I've thought about doing this, but I've never got around to it, so I promise one day I will.

7. Go see a romantic movie

Nope, nope, I'll barf! Not happening, strictly horror movies for this girl, sorry!

8. Make them a care package

See, this makes me think a lot about what really defines romantic, because I do this all the time, but I don't consider it romantic, I just think it's sweet.

9. Take a walk on the beach together

I've done this, but I have to be doing this while looking for seashells or I feel like I'll be bored.

10. Make a CD for them


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