Single, But Not Alone

Let me start by telling you that I’m a single woman and that I’m happy about being single.

Whenever people find out that I’m single, the first question that they ask me is “Are you happy?”  Yes, I’m happy with my current status in life, but whenever I answer this way, they either say that I’m lying or that I’m just in denial.

But the truth is, I’m happy with my life because though I’m single, I’m not alone.  It’s actually paradoxical that I’ve felt lonelier when I was still in a relationship than now that I’m single.  This is because I get to see and to mingle with a lot of people now more than ever.

Before, my life only revolved around one person, but now, my social horizon has been extended and I have been able to meet new friends and also widen my experiences.  And it really feels good.  It feels like freedom. single

I have to say that the myth that singledom is equivalent to loneliness is just that, a myth.  Being single isn’t a lonely and a miserable thing; rather, it’s a very liberating and an enlightening experience.

Now I have a lot of time to go out with my friends anytime and anywhere I want, I have the time to be with my family and with my other loved ones, I have the time to travel without thinking of other people, and I have the time to go out and meet new friends and just have fun without feeling guilty.

I may be single, but I’m definitely not alone.  Being single has made me appreciate all the important people in my life.  It made me realize that love and happiness can not only be found in a boyfriend, in a lover, or in a partner, but that it can also be found with the company of one’s own family and friends.

So how can I say that I’m lonely when I’m having so much fun?

In fact, I’m having the time of my life!

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Hi, I'm Amy, the Beauty section editor for Independent Femme! I've worked at a cosmetics distribution company for a number of years and learned my way through beauty tricks by making a ton of mistakes along the way. I'm here to ensure you don't make the wrong choices some of my former clients and I made!

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