When did our relationship status become symbolic of our status in life? When did someone decide it takes "putting a ring on it" to give a woman value and worth? And when did single become synonymous with desperate? It seems that although women have had the right to vote for decades, we still get strange looks when we choose single over settling on the ballots of our own lives.
So, for all my ladies out there who are brave enough to go against the grain and choose what kind of life they're going to lead instead of having it handed to them, this one's for you.
This one's for the girls who believe in love, but also believe in themselves. It's for the girls who have looked settling in the eye and walked away. This one's for the girls who know their worth better than to accept a life less than the one they deserve, and those who prefer registering for spin class to registering for china. The ones who know they don't need a ring to sing or a mate to be great. The girls who know that a secure me has to come before a healthy we.
So how can you be sure you're on the right track?
A Self-Checkpoint for the Single Woman
- Am I complete in my own life, even if no one ever joins me on my journey?
- Have I built a healthy network of friends and family who love me the way I am, and do I maintain those relationships even when I'm dating someone?
- Am I ignoring my dreams to pursue a relationship, or am I pursuing my dreams and letting love find me?