Growing up, I was a serial dater. I thought life was grand and that the high would never end. I was surrounded by chocolate, red roses and men at my beck and call at every turn. Life was grand or so I thought. My late twenties found me single and living in a foreign land and that is when reality hit – HARD! I knew nothing about myself as single woman.
What I have learnt from being single:
- I can’t stand the “damsel in distress” syndrome
- I do not need anyones permission
- I can be selfish
- There is nothing wrong with me
- I can say “No”
- I am loved
- Brave by Sara Bareilles speaks to my desire for everyone around me
- 11 hour road trips with stops to do some antique shopping are heaven-sent
- My pink tool kit brings me endless joy
- I hate beer
So I have learnt to revel in the quiet moments, be present in all situations, recognize and appreciate quality people, and most importantly, I have learned to take charge of my happiness and live my very best life.