Today is International Women’s Day, so it inspired me to write my truth. I am proud to be a self sufficient woman. I do not need a man to “take care” of me, but honestly the desire is there. I am thirty years old, single, never been married, no children. To some women that sounds extremely appealing and exciting , but for me it isn’t. I am a strong woman who desires a strong man by her side. Being in the makeup industry it can become difficult because my job literally revolves around people getting married. People love to say “oh it’s just Gods plan” or my favorite “Gods timing is not always yours”, I totally get that, I’m a Christian. While I believe those things whole heartedly, thanks but, no thanks. Sometimes you just need a person to totally agree with you and say that sucks. Turning thirty was kind of hard for me, I thought to myself, this is not what I thought thirty would look like. I take each day for what it is and constantly try to become a better version of myself. This isn’t a desperate plea for a husband, I refuse to settle. This is just my reality. Honestly, with all the chaos in the world right now, I think a lot of women are scared to speak their truth. In today’s world women are being ridiculed for wanting simple standard things. I believe we should accept each others differences, I’m on your side. Who says I can’t be an extremely powerful woman, but also have a servant heart? Forget gender roles… it’s not about that, it’s about a heart willing to serve a man with his love language. I don’t want the wedding of a lifetime, but the marriage of a lifetime. I am a woman, I am thirty, I am single, l am independent, I desire more, and this is my truth.