Hi! My name is Veronica Martinez and I am 24 years old. I am a Bilingual Receptionist for a county office. Some of my favorite things to do are to be out doors hiking, running, walking on the beach, you name it!. I also love to sing and lead worship. But, my most favorite thing to do is to invest in young ladies’ lives! Whether it’s taking them out for coffee or coordinating young women events, I love being able to pour into their lives.
What’s your singleness story?
My singleness story is that I’ve jumped off and on the single train over the course of my young adult life. At some point as a teenager, I was a strong advocate for “the one”. I vowed to save my first kiss until I was at the altar. Then I met Mark (name changed). We shared our first kiss on Valentine’s Day when I was 17!
Over the course of the next 4 years, I would enter into 2 very serious, unhealthy relationships. One of which I ended the day before he was to propose (you can image my heart wrenching sadness when he told me). That was almost 2 years ago.
Slowly, God has put the broken pieces of my heart together and I have found peace, joy, and contentment in Him. I have come to cherish and treasure this season of singleness more than any other season of my life.
What’s the best thing about being single?
The best thing about being single is the flexibility to use my time as I wish. It might sound pretty self-centered but this allows me to really focus on investing in other relationships.
As I mentioned before, I love the opportunities I get to invest into young girls lives through coffee runs, lunch dates, or Bible study at my house. I love being able to hang out with close friends at any moment. This isn’t to say I can’t do this when I’m married. But, my priorities will change, as will how I spend my time.
What’s your biggest struggle when it comes to singleness?
Not having someone to share my dreams with. I have a mom, sister, and 2 best friends I share everything with. But, there are some things that are deep in my heart that only God knows about. There are moment I wish I could share those dreams and visions with someone else. Someone I can confide absolutely everything to and know he’s going to protect my heart and dreams as well.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give your fellow singles?
Invest in relationships and yourself. God created us to be in community so we must build strong, healthy relationships with others. But, we must also not neglect our own souls. We need to have a healthy balance of serving others and spending time in God’s Word and His presence.
Thanks for stopping by for this week’s edition of My Singleness Story. My Singleness Story is a series for singles, by singles. It’s a place for singles to have a voice and to share what they’re learning and struggling with during this season of life. It’s where we come together and learn we’re not alone. If you would like more information on how you can share your singleness story, you can find it here.
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