Anytime you take a defiant stance, it helps to have a group of like-minded people supporting your fight.
Being single isn’t exactly a battle but every once in a while you’re beset by “well-meaning”, interfering relatives/friends who think they know better than you what you need in life. They leave once they’ve successfully annoyed you into a migraine attack.
In such scenarios, it helps to have someone to bitch to who can pipe in with agreements laced with equal parts sympathy and annoyance on your behalf. Then there are those moments when you feel like caving into the pressure but for all the wrong reasons; in those moments, you need someone to talk sense into you. Someone’s absurd level of hotness or a random day’s loneliness is no reason to get into a relationship.
So ladies, build yourself a tribe of strong, independent women willing to stand by you and keep you on the straight and narrow. Also, I don’t think there is anything more beautiful than a group of strong, independent women sharing their strength and support with each other.
It warms my heart when I hang out with such fierce ladies, and it’s always a sweet moment when we discuss our finances and plan our future with confidence and surety.
Stand strong! Let the world have their say, but hold steady to your beliefs. It is not for them to understand your choices or your reasoning for it, they just have to respect your right to choose. Don’t ever make a decision out of fear of the unknown. We all have the strength and courage to pursue what is important to us, no matter the naysayers!
I hope each and every one of you finds love in your life, and I hope it’s as glorious as all the writers and singers will have us believe. More Importantly, when you decide to commit to that love, I hope you do it for all the right reasons and without any doubt in your head.
If you decide to roll solo, I hope you find the strength to stand-up to the old biddies, stick to your guns, and enjoy a colorful, ridiculously happy life.