Friday, February 14, 2014

6 Lessons Learned As "The Single Friend/Woman"

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

I'm a not a single friend, I'm THE Single Friend. I've been single for a very, very long time. When I was younger, I used to see being single as a weakness; I mean, every woman is continuously being courted, right? Wrong, very wrong. It took me a while to see the errors in my thinking, but eventually I got over myself and realized that there's absolutely nothing wrong with me. But unfortunately, sometimes society and our environment puts pressure on us to believe that we all need a man for every waking moment of our lives, and that stigma can be hard to combat. As Chairman of the Forever Alone Club, here's a couple of gems that I've picked up through my journey as a single woman.

1. Stop Letting Everyone Diagnose You. Just because your college roommate that slept with the entire basketball team finally got a man, does not mean that she holds the key to solving your case of single. It's okay to take trusted opinions into consideration, but don't let others' opinions of you consume your life! No matter how much these people care and "only want the best for you", it's okay to decline an unwarranted opinion.