Think about it. If you are single, after graduation there isn’t one occasion where people celebrate you. … Hallmark doesn’t make a “congratulations, you didn’t marry the wrong guy” card. And where’s the flatware for going on vacation alone? -Carrie, Sex and the City
Today’s SPT challenge was to gift a friend, with something intangible, following this month’s theme of giving.
I didn’t think I had anything for today, as I didn’t see any friends, busy as I was with work. But towards the end of the day, I got an IM from Match’s sister (who I’ve decided to nickname Travel Girl, because she has traveled all over the world) seeing how I was doing. We got to chatting, and she told me how she’s been lonely, and missing friends from home. I gave her the gift of listening, and being someone she could talk to. We talked about her life, and how she’s doing living in South America (she’s currently residing in Peru), and how she misses stability. It was so nice to connect with her, even for that brief moment.
I didn’t have a picture of our chat, but this is me looking through her pics on facebook, of all her many travels. Her latest pictures are from Argentina, and they’re amazing!Â
Oh no, no, no, donâ€™t go! Iâ€™ve scared ya. I said too much. Iâ€™m hopeless and awkward and desperate for love! – Chandler, Friends
When Match and I got together, we talked about how much we hated the dating scene. We were both ready for a serious relationship, and we just wanted to be out of the date game. I thought it’d be fun to list the top things I hate about dating and being single in general.
“Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free till they find someone just as wild to run with them. “-Carrie, Sex and the City
This year I have turned over a new leaf. I am single, but instead of moping and feeling bad about it, I’ve embraced it joyfully. There will never be a time like this in my life again. I’m young, in shape or at least trying to be, no children, and the world ahead of me.
Women all around me consider singleness to be some sort of illness you’re inflicted with, and the only cure is a relationship. I say bugger to that! I say single women should look at all the freedom that comes with being on your own, and raise our purses and say HELL YES! Let’s make the most of this time, and get everything out of it we can. That way, when we do find that man that tames our wild ways, we will never look back and say what if? We will say what was, and then look forward to the future what now?