Freshman year of high school: Maybe I'll finally date someone this year! It's high school now, after all, there has to be someone who would be interested in me!

Graduating from high school: Maybe I just wasn't meant to date anyone in high school. Dating is overrated, anyway.

Throughout my childhood, I've never been the beautiful cheerleader or popular girl who every boy wanted to have a chance with. Instead, I've always watched everyone else's relationships from the sidelines, always wondering when it would be my turn to finally meet someone. While I've made peace with being single at this stage of my life (it's pointless to date senior year anyway, especially if you're moving seven hours away to your dream school and will likely only be back in your hometown once or twice a year), I didn't always feel this way.

With the beginning of high school comes the beginning of a multitude of relationships and new couples flourishing everywhere. It can be incredibly hard to watch this when you're single with no boys snapchatting you to hang out while all your friends' phones are constantly blowing up with messages from every guy in school. It's taken me years to accept the fact that God's plan for my life didn't include dating anyone in high school. Reflecting on the past four years now, I see the divinity in this plan as I head into my future. No one should be defined by their relationship status, and having a significant other makes no difference in your worth and value.

So to the one who's still single, you are worthy.

It's completely okay if you haven't found that person yet, the one who flips your world upside down whenever you lock eyes. It's okay if you haven't found the one you would cross time and space to be with, because if you're meant to find them, I promise you will. In fact, they're probably feeling the same way. The funny thing about love is how it hits you out of nowhere. It's the guy you bump into at the grocery store and keep running into everywhere you go. When two people are destined to meet, they will.

You are so much more than your relationship status. In case no one's told you yet, being single is actually a lot of fun. There's unparalleled freedom in being able to do as you please without having to consider someone else's feelings or opinions. You can move across the country or the globe, pursue any dream in your heart, and simply hang out with whoever you want whenever you want. God has an incredible person waiting for you, but don't waste your youth waiting for them. Live a life you love, and become someone you would be proud to call yours and marry someday.

In the end, the wait will be more than worth it when you find the one you're meant to spend eternity with.