Enjoy being single and celebrate today – Singles Awareness Day

When I was much younger, I was always worried during the times I found myself  being single, and used to be upset on valentines day if I didn’t get a card. I remember when I was in college being envious of friends who had cards and gifts which they brought in to  “show off” and then I had to listen to their plans for a romantic evening. Worst time for me was  in the evening being home alone with a bottle of wine and box of chocolates which i treated my self to, and then crying to sleep in the hope that at least I could meet my tall dark handsome stranger in my dreams. (LOL it never happened!)

Now I am older and wiser, and after my divorce, I chose to be single as I really wanted to spend time bringing up my children. and give myself time to cope with all the hurts and pain .  14 years on, my children are older, now it’s about taking care of me and enjoying the freedom to be me and not having to put so much time bringing up my children as they are older and independent.

Contrary to popular misconceptions, Singles Awareness Day is not about self-pity but rather a chance to announce to the world that you are single and happy to be so.

 

Originally, most singles referred to February 14 as Single’s Awareness Day (acronym: SAD) until it they realized that that was just depressing. Choosing the next day allowed single people a chance to turn this into a celebration rather than a festival of self-pity. This is the day that all of us  single people can proudly stand up and show that it is okay to be single. Take that, cupid!

There is no reason to be miserable that you are independent and unattached; on the contrary, there are many more people in relationships  who rather wish they were in your shoes, with nobody to answer to but themselves. So if you are single try not to stress, instead take time to work on yourself and let love find you.

Whether it’s because of an amicable split, a difficult divorce, or loss – reclaiming your life as a single person can be a daunting experience. Remember, the more excited you are by life, the more attractive you will be. There’s more to life than a romantic relationship – plenty of people are very happy being single when they’re surrounded by friends, family, pets and have lots of things to do!’

While some people embrace being single, there are others who feel incredibly down about their single status. They may feel that no one wants them or that they are never going to be in a relationship. If this is you, I want you to know that you are unique, special and valuable.  Don’t rush things, be patient and believe that love will find it’s way in it’s own special  way.

Read more about this day here https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/singles-awareness-day/

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