Shopping for Love

Contributed by: Karie

I can’t believe my love life can be summed up with a story about shopping.

About three weeks ago, I found the love of my closet. I purchased a new winter coat. It’s exactly what I imagined-red wool, clean design, and comes with a belt. Red is a distinctive color. It showcases my passion and announces my presence.

Before the purchase, I had not seen a physical picture of the coat; the design spoke to my imagination and desires. I searched several stores and tried on many. None of them fit the dream characteristics I carried in my head. Some were too bright, some too tight. A few had belts and the others were just overdone. A few choices did fit my desire to have a new coat; fortunately, a voice in my head (and a hand in my pocketbook) sent me a message to “wait.” I was patient and held on to some faith that the right coat would come.

And though it wasn’t in the place I expected it to be, somehow I found it—and it found me. I happened to go down an aisle labeled for petite leather coats, but this crimson beauty caught my eye. I didn’t even look at the size. I just tried it on. It fit like a glove. At first I thought someone misplaced it, but then I realized that it was waiting for me.

Singles should always exercise patience and restraint for settling for Mr. and Ms. Right Now instead of Mr. and Ms. Right. It took some time, but I’m happy with finding my red treasure. One day, I’ll celebrate the finding of Mr. Right, too. Who knows? Maybe the coat will catch his attention! Have a little faith.

About the contributor: Karie (pronounced like Marie with a “K) is new to the blogging world. She is a single, 20-something living in the DC Metropolitan area. Professionally, she is a technical writer. Outside of the office, she enjoys graphic design, creative writing, reading, and tennis. Please contact her at



  1. Winter coats are the shiznit.
    Love the blog, come visit sometimes.

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