I have come to realise that being single is a bit of a skill or art, wouldn’t you agree? I was thinking about all my friends who are married or in relationships. And I realised that most of them have been in a relationship since like 18 or 19. They may not be married to the person they were dating at 19, but there are a number of them that just move from one relationship to the other with little or no gaps in between. The few weeks or months they are part of singledom, I remember being by their side with a few packs of tissues. Then they go into the phase where they proclaim that being single is awesome and about 5 minutes later, they tell me they met someone. Following which they semi disappear from the face of the planet. Basically what I am saying is that there are some people who can’t handle not being in a relationship. They seem very afraid of being single for some reason, yet have no problem telling me, you don’t know how lucky you are to be single with no commitment. I guess the point I am trying to make is that not everyone is equipped to be single let alone chronically single. Living life alone is challenging but it is a skill that only some people have. Sure I can’t put this on my resume, but it makes me feel a bit better about myself. While ideally I would like to meet someone and the works, I know that if anything I can handle being by myself, no matter how lonely it might feel. And let’s face it, being alone at the end of the day is not that bad is it?
Anita, is your average socially awkward introvert chronicling her life. She doesn’t claim to be an expert on anything except maybe life’s ironies, experience with murphy’s law, being lost in your thoughts and to some degree sarcasm.