This week my beef lies with the people who think that you have to be in a relationship to be happy. It seems that people are becoming pressured more and more to find the person of their dreams, or in so many cases, the person they feel will make them happy for a bit.
Personally, I enjoy having the freedom that comes with being single. I’m not trying to say that being in a relationship takes away all of your freedom, but it definitely limits it.
There are so many opportunities for people who are single because they have the freedom to move across the country on a whim and travel here or there, whenever they want.
Again, it’s not that being in a relationship is all bad, but it just feels like some people force it instead of letting it happen naturally.
There are times when I wish I could find a steady relationship, but at the same time, especially in the industry I’m going into, I feel that being single will allow me to take many different opportunities that are presented to me because I won’t have to worry about the difficulties of moving away from a family or forcing a family to go where I go.
There are too many people in the world that think being single is a bad thing, but it’s not.
Sure it can be tough when you go out with friends and they are there with their significant other while you sit awkwardly as the third wheel, but those types of nights shouldn’t give a person the impression that to be happy you need a boyfriend or girlfriend in your life.
It’s situations like this that give people the wrong idea. Single people like me will go to certain places and see a couple hanging out and laughing. When I see this it says that it’s all sunshine and rainbows for people who have a companion to hang with.
But it isn’t always happy thoughts and butterflies. Which is why I am perfectly content to stay single until I’m a million per cent sure that I’ve found the right person for me.
And if it never happens, so be it.