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How do I embrace singleness in a not so single world?
In my quest to live the life I’ve always dreamed about, I’m coming to the realization that I may be on my own. I’d much rather have a life partner in the form of a hunky man but I’m not settling. Being alone is better than settling for a less-than-satisfying relationship.
So, how do I embrace singleness in a not-so-single world?
I’m on a quest.
A few do’s and don’ts that I’ve discovered so far:
Do embrace singleness by:
- Get up and get out
- Go go go
- Book a hotel
- Go to the movies alone
- Get coffee by myself
- Think happy thoughts
- Be positive
- Participate in activities that I can’t do if I have a spouse or small kids
- Smile and laugh a lot
- Learn something new
- Spend more than $20 on a pair of jeans
- Go to a hockey game alone
- kiss a few frogs
Don’t embrace singleness by:
- Stay home and mope
- Feel sorry for myself
- Attach to unhealthy relationships
- Say yes to babysitting
- Self-medicate with food
- Drink too much
- Act like life is over
- Isolate myself
- Look backward
- Pay for 500 cable channels that keep me in a trance
Embrace Singleness by moving forward and not backward
Trust me when I say that I don’t have it all figured out. I really do not. I must tell myself to get out of bed and keep moving forward. I get up because I must work if I want to remain in this house. I get up because the other choice is laying down and dying. Well, I’m not going to do that.
There is a whole world out there that needs to be explored. Adventures need to be taken.
It is about time that I embraced my singleness and jumped into the world full steam ahead. Well, maybe half-steam but at least I’m moving on. In the words of Timon and Pumbaa, “you gotta put your behind in the past.”
I choose to learn from the past and soak in the future. Sure, I’ll make mistakes, dumb decisions, and perhaps even have some poor judgment but at least I’m out there trying.
Step number 1: Work because I love my job. Smile while working because it is fun. Thank God for a job and pray for more hours.
Step number 2: Look for an overnight road trip. Take Mikenzie out of town for her 17th birthday to participate in something she’s never done
Look out world! HERE I COME!