My phone rang as my coworker knocked on my door. I told them I’d be over in a minute, as I answered the phone and glanced at my inbox to see 5 unread emails awaiting my attention.
As I hung up the phone I felt a sense of excitement as I reflected on my current situation – I love my job, I thought to myself. I love having a ton of things going on, and knowing that I have the experience to handle them all. I love the sense of importance and success I get with every daily achievement.
I reflected back to my elementary school days when I would scatter my drawings all over my desk to look as busy as dad did, as he reviewed cases for an upcoming trial. I idolized the success of my parents and looked forward to one day working hard to be in a job that I loved and was proud of.
This is just the personality type I have – I am driven, strong, and independent (admittedly to a fault). What does this mean for relationships? It means I would rather be single than be with someone who suppresses rather than compliments my strengths. I don’t want to be a side-kick, I want a partner in crime (so to speak).
I do believe that one day a partner will come along that can handle my gusto, and enhance my life in a manner that blows all my reasons for being single out of the water.
Until he comes along, however, I embrace all the benefits of being single. I revel in coming home to watch my favorite TV shows, down a bucket of Ben N Jerry’s without judgement, and sprawl out in my very own bed. I celebrate all 101 Reasons Why it’s GREAT to be Single.