#53. So You’re Single…
I’ve been single now for eight long months. “Long” in the good way. Hopefully this post will stay focused on the topic at hand and not branch off into the many other directions I can see it heading in. To you, my beloved reader, eight months either sounds like an eternity or a blink of an eye. For me it started off feeling like a lifetime and now just feels… natural.
Speaking as a (former) serial relationship-haver… the first few weeks (sometimes months) following a breakup can make you feel crazy. Whether you’re the dumped or the dumper the bottom line is now you’re single but all you will immediately zone in on is how totally and completely alone you are. Depressing right? Not always.
Wait, wait, wait…
This isn’t about dealing with a break up.
You can dig through my later posts for all that fun stuff. There may or may not be a good solid five posts about dealing with that shit.
This is about HOW AWESOME IT CAN BE AS A SINGLE PERSON OUT IN THE WORLD TODAY!
If you can bravely accept your new single lifestyle and resist the urge to promptly run out and rebound, or worse yet thrust yourself into a new relationship out of fear, then you my friend are on the path to something magical.
You may fear single life because you fear being alone.
We are taught from an early age that being around others not only means you are desirable, worthwhile, and popular… but those who choose more of a loner or isolated lifestyle are less desirable, worthwhile, and popular. That’s fucked up.
Let me tell you something…
When you are single and confident living life independently the possibilities for how awesome your life can be are endless.
You can live in a treehouse if you want to.
You can stay up all night eating Cheetos and drinking TAB if you want to.
You can wear your underwear all day long or on your head.
You don’t have to ask someone if they are hungry because you are hungry and you’re trying to be polite.
You can just eat.
You can buy yourself things.
You can wake up in the middle of the night and decide to cut yourself some bangs and not even give a shit if it looks good or not because you don’t have to please anybody but your damn self and you know what? YOU THINK IT LOOKS GREAT. It’s sexy. Cut them bangs baby!
You can buy yourself flowers EVEN if there’s a penis between your legs.
You can go to concerts of your favorite musicians!
You can meet new people.
You can FLIRT.
You don’t have to be afraid to be single.
Ignore the stigma attached to the single life.
ENJOY YOUR OWN COMPANY.
You are awesome.
If you’re not awesome then stop wasting your life and become awesome.
Be the type of person that other people want to be around.
Be the kind of single, carefree, open-minded, FUN individual that other people want to tame.
Make them look at you not with disdain and pity, but with admiration and the hopes of one day obtaining you.
Make em lust.
Keep them at bay though, because this single life is WHERE IT’S AT!