Do the words lonely, insecure, and unloved sound familiar? These are the feelings we (personally or as a society) often associate with being single. But, why should they be? Singlehood can actually be one of the most liberating experiences of our life, if we allow it to be. Independent, satisfied, exhilarated, confident, happy, loved: These are emotions that we should strive for. Your relationship status doesn't define your happiness or the emotions you allocate to it — You do.
Here are seven quotes to remind you of just that!
1."Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers." — Jorge Luis Borges
2."Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love." — Mandy Hale
3."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."— Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City)
4."I love being single. I can come and go as I please and stay out as late as I want to."— Eric Dickerson
5."Single is no longer a lack of options — but a choice. A choice to refuse to let your life be defined by your relationship status but to live every day Happily and let your Ever After work itself out." — Mandy Hale
6."I'm perpetually single. Being alone is not the same as being lonely. I like to do things that glorify being alone. I buy a candle that smells pretty, turn down the lights, and make a playlist of low-key songs. If you don't act like you've been hit by the plague when you're alone on a Friday night, and just see it as a chance to have fun by yourself, it's not a bad day." — Taylor Swift
7."There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else." — Emery Allen