Two years – it’s been two years since my last relationship, and it took me almost as long to realize that being single can be fabulous. We are getting to an age where it’s acceptable to get married and start a family, and we are getting even more pressured to find “The One” right away.
We can’t help but be reminded of that pursuit as we scroll down our newsfeeds and instantaneously become bombarded by pictures of engagement rings, couples and babies. We are consistently made to feel that our lives may not be complete because we don’t have that other person in our lives just yet. We walk with a stigma that single means you are lonely or desperate. Conversations about whether or not you are in a relationship have become just as common as small talk about the weather.
Luckily, there is a new revolution being headed by Mandy Hale, who is also known as “The Single Woman” on Twitter. She recently came out with a book called, “The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass” that I recommend to every single woman. She empowers women to learn to love themselves before they try to love someone else, to be patient and happy with the right now and not to settle for just anyone.
The “right” time and person will come into your life eventually. While my engaged peers are planning weddings, I am going to concerts, traveling and having a blast with my girls on a Saturday night. Single isn’t lonely, but fabulous, because I can do anything. It’s a scary, but beautiful thing, so savor and learn while you can.
This is for all the single girls (and guys) that are fed up – the ones that can confidently go places alone, and who are strong enough not to settle. For those of you still going on awkward first dates, not giving up, and continually getting hurt, don’t be afraid feel fabulous on your own because things will work out. As for me – an attendee in this party of life – I will be happily dancing with my friends and enjoying myself, while I patiently wait for my plus one to RSVP when the time is right.