WHY I’M GENUINELY HAPPY TO BE SINGLE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

So, like a lot of other people, I will be single this Valentine’s Day. And I’m perfectly happy with it.

This isn’t one of those pieces where it’s supposed to be all about how women don’t need men or anything like that, but more one of those pieces where I am happy being single this Valentine’s Day because I’m genuinely happy being single.

I’ve been in 2 long term relationships, one ended well and the most recent didn’t. However, I don’t spend my time hating my exes or wishing bad luck on them because I have better things to do with my time, which now I’m single, I actually have loads of time to do the things I want!

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For the first time in my academic life I’m actually achieving really good grades and I finally feel like I’m not underachieving, which I think is because I no longer have tiny little problems to worry about that comes with relationships. I’ve started learning French again, been applying for jobs, I have more time for family and friends and I’m so much more productive than I ever was!

I’m not saying that you can’t be productive in a relationship, but for me, this was the case. Little things would niggle in my brain about really minor problems, but now I’m single I don’t have that problem anymore. If I want to watch Netflix marathons, I can do that whilst taking up the whole bed and not having to feel obligated to put make up on – that’s the kind of relationship I like!

I can honestly say that I’m the happiest I’ve ever been now that I’m single, because I have no worries other than my work and my future career. I don’t have to schedule my day around someone else, I don’t feel annoyed when I don’t get a reply, and I don’t get angry from an argument I’ve just had, which leaves my brain free way more important things in life.

I know if I met the right person, I would happily let them consume my time, but for now I’m really, genuinely happy that I’m single for this Valentine’s Day because if I don’t make myself happy, then how will anyone else?

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Natasha Lane

@tash_lane

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