Since breaking up with my ex in May, I have coped with my singlehood. At first, I was angry, hence the “coping.” I wanted to rip his pictures in half. I wanted to interrogate him under a hot lamp. Instead, I listened to angry songs, drank with friends and flirted with boys.
Now, I am in a different place. I see the benefits of being single, the beauty of not having a partner. And I’m not just talking about not having to share the remote control or to pick up socks from the floor. Being single is fun. It has perks. In the meantime, I am choosing to relish in my new status. And these quotes say it all.
Here are ten quotes to help you feel grateful that you are single.
Celebrate Your Single Status 1 of 11
Let's celebrate our single status, shall we? Check out these quotes from various authors, fictional characters, and actors.
Living Your Fairytale 2 of 11
"Be thankful for what you have. Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else's fairytale." â€•Wale Ayeni. Photo Credit: Flickr.com/67297972@N04.
Focusing on You 3 of 11
"Being single is a call to focus on yourself." â€• C. De Lima. Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons.
Taking Your Time 4 of 11
"Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you're pretty sexy and you're taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with." â€• Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City. Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons.
There For You 5 of 11
"I like being single, I'm always there when I need me." â€• Art Leo. Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons.
Your Own Terms 6 of 11
"Single" is an opportunity to live life on your own terms and not apologize." â€• Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sas. Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons.
Everything Happens for a Reason 7 of 11
"Eventually all the pieces fall into place....until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason." â€• Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City. Photo Credit: Flickr.com/LeonardCillo.
Depend On You 8 of 11
"Single isn't a status. It's a word that best describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others." â€• Unknown. Photo Credit: Flickr.com/zenat_el3ain.
Just Be Happy 9 of 11
"You don't have to be part of a couple to be happy, you know." â€• Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Alice Alone. Photo Credit: Flickr.com/zenat_el3ain.
Waiting for Real Love 10 of 11
"I'm looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love" â€• Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City. Photo Credit: Flickr.com/tony0903.
Celebrate You 11 of 11
I celebrate myself, and sing myself. â€• Walt Whitman. Photo Credit: Flickr.com/juditk.