Saturday, March 31, 2012

Living single is a gift!

Gift Box

It seems that some people have a huge misconception that being a bachelor/bachelorette is equivalent to having “the plague” or living a cursed life. While some people mope around feeling unwanted, unloved or even asking themselves “what’s wrong with me?”, singleness is really a gift. If you really think about it singleness gives you a lot of freedom that some people tend to nag about missing once they become involved in a committed relationship. I recently went to an event that catered to singles and it provided some very enlightening words (and a good reminder) about why the single life is actually pretty sweet!
Think about it, when you are single you:
-aren’t accountable for anyone (unless you’re a single-parent) but yourself;
-you don’t have to check-in with anyone;
-you don’t have to be considerate of someone else’s feelings, thoughts or opinions on a romantic level;
-you can travel whenever you want;
-you can hang out with your friends whenever you want;
-you save a lot of money (no holiday gift shopping);
-you can even be selfish (yeah you can, I learned this is ok at the event).
And the list goes on but the most important thing to remember is that being single is not a bad thing. The single life gives you an opportunity to “get you” together so that when you are ready to take that serious step with someone, you’ll be ready.


Photo Courtesy of Wedding Musings

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