I’m Happily Single with a great big emphasis on “Happily”.
I’ve finally reached a point in my life where I’m comfortable with who I am, where I’ve come from and where I can go.
It wasn’t that long ago, fresh from divorce and end of a 17 year relationship, that being single scared the shit out if me.
I spent hours scouring dating profiles in search of what I thought I needed. Serial dating and becoming more and more terrified with each failed love connection that I would end up alone and crazy with only my cats for companionship.
Crazy is thinking there’s anything wrong with that scenerio.
I mean how could anyone possibly be alone. What with all the online and offline social outlets. I hardly have time to give a second thought to dating and relationships these days.
Society has historically stigmatized single women, especially those if us over 30. Add to that “divorced” and I might as well have a big sign over my head labled damaged.
Well, I may have a few bruises and I’m a little more guarded than I once was, but I still have plenty of good years left and I’m planning to enjoy each and every one!
It pains me to see other women, close friends of mine, suffering through sadness of singletude. They haven’t reached the same achievements as I have. I can encourage and support them to embrace single life, but I can’t force them to see through my rose colored glasses.
Being single doesn’t have to be scary. It’s your time to make life all about you. Do what makes you happy. Celebrate your independence and let no one stand in your way of being the greatest you the world has ever seen!
Life is too short. “Don’t worry, be happy” -Bobby McFerrin