“Lots of things can be fixed. But many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed, because they should not be fixed. You’re aboard a ship setting sail, and the other person has joined the inland circus, or is boarding a different ship, and you just can’t be with each other anymore. Because you shouldn’t be.”
~ C. JoyBell C.
The Single Woman Says:
Single again. Two words that to some, rival “chicken pox” or “dentist appointment” as the two most dreaded words in the English language. I have several friends and readers who are currently just starting to navigate, or re-navigate, as the case may be, the waters of singledom, following break-ups, divorces, or other partings of way. And it hasn’t been too long since I myself was re-introduced to single life, following the crash and burn ending of my last serious relationship back in late 2009…so I know that this “Brave New World, Population 1” of single life can be a scary place to be. But you know what? It can also be a really EXCITING place to be. It’s you…on your own…with arms free to embrace the world and all of its opportunities and possibilities. It’s a wide open calendar, with endless potential to fill it up with things that interest you, excite you and move you. It’s the rare chance to get to be selfish…to spend uninhibited amounts of time chasing your own dreams and goals and passions, without asking anyone’s permission. And it’s two open hands, an open heart, wide open eyes, and a free, uncluttered mind for inviting endless blessings, joys, lessons and laughter to fill your soul from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Basically, in the Single Girl’s Dictionary, “Single Again” is synonymous with several other two word combos you might recognize (True story! Look it up)…
So what are you waiting for, “Single Again”? Here’s two more words: CARPE DIEM!
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Mandy Hale is the Founder of @TheSingleWoman.