I've been single for almost a year now. I've written a few times on the blog about becoming comfortable with being single and how much I love being a single lady, but it's not always easy.
I feel as though society puts pressure on young woman to measure the value of their worth based on whether they are in a relationship or not.
I'VE NEVER CARED MUCH OF WHAT PEOPLE THINK, BUT I LET IT UPSET ME FROM TIME TO TIME.
I romanticize the feeling of having someone to come home to and to spend my time with. Do I really want a relationship? Or, am just looking for attention to make myself feel valid?
YOU ARE NOT DEFINED BY YOUR RELATIONSHIP STATUS!
Don't forget that platonic love is just as important as romantic love. Your friends and family are also deserving of admiration and time. They've been here for you. Don't distract from them!
If a relationship does come your way, ask yourself:
1. Will loving this person take any love away from myself?
2. Will being with this person better me?
3. Will the experience of dating this person enrich my life in any way?
4. Will I have FUN with/in this relationship?
IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS, RUN.
It feels easy to settle, especially after being single for so long. But I keep reminding myself that I am worth the world!
Have fun with dating, or have fun being single! Just be comfortable wherever you are and don't let a relationship define you as a person.
Keep shining on, girl.
How do you feel about being single? Being in a relationship?
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BLOGGER: EMMA CRANE
Emma is a part-time contributor at FashionablyFrank.com, bringing her love for travel and exploration. Since graduating from The Evergreen State College (Washington) in 2013 and living in London, England for almost 1.5 years, she is now a flight attendant with a major airline. In her spare time, she enjoys embroidery, travel + breakfast food.