Grace in Small Things: Single Edition, Vol. 2

I did this last week, and I liked it so here is the second installment.

Yep, still single.  (Can you imagine if I only got to do ONE installment of the single’s edition of GiST before finding myself a man?  WHAT A TRAVESTY that would have been.)  I feel like I have been a little low the past couple of weeks and I am finally back on the upswing.  It feels good.  I feel more like someone I like to be around, which makes it easier to, you know, BE alone.  It’s surprisingly less enjoyable to have alone time when you’re annoying the hell our of your self.  Fact.  Ok.  On to the list:

  • Revolutions are sexy.  Being single means that I get to throw a schindig on Valentines Day inspired by the lovely, bad ass Chelsea.  I was one of the lucky friends who got the original email, and it made me cry.  It also made me put into motion a new way for me and ALL of my lady friends to celebrate how fabulous we all are and the mentality of making OTHER people feel sexy and loved on had changed my mood drastically.  I sent this out the next day:
    • Decisions, decisions, decisions.  Want to go to Vegas with 99 bloggers in May?  Do it.  Want to jump into the process of getting self-hosted and making this blogging thing more real and important?  Go for it.  I don’t have to ask anyone for their permission to do the things that I want to.   I have a ton of amazing people I could ask, but if my gut says go, I get to just GO sometimes.  I am so much less wishy-washy with decisions than I ever have been before.  I am the driver of this life, and I know that this confidence and independence are going to be key to the success of my future relationships.
    • Speaking of future relationships, I had this realization a little bit ago:  Every single day I am single is another day I get stronger, more confident, and just… better.  I am figuring out more about myself ALL THE TIME.  If I met someone tomorrow, that would be GREAT, but if it doesn’t happen for another 6 months?  Another year?  WHATEVER the time frame life is going to deal me.  That’s more time for me to build a solid foundation here in this heart.  I am going to spend that time learning to love myself better– and my relationship will benefit from it in every way. 

    Alright, your turn.  What are YOU grateful for this week?  What’s made you stop and say “wow, my life is pretty awesome I should throw it a party involving a TON of champagne, glitter, and unicorns hula-hooping”?

    6 Responses to “Grace in Small Things: Single Edition, Vol. 2”

    1. All the single ladies, UNITE!

      I am grateful for bloggers like you and Chelsea who have helped me to stop dreading Valentine's day and be excited for it instead. My life is pretty awesome and I will definitely be celebrating it on February 14th!

    2. This entry reminds me SO MUCH of the lovely country song "A Little Bit Stronger" by Sara Evans – does this blog have an official soundtrack? 😉

    3. Hey Bri – love this post -have been single for a year and half and some days I am like COME ON ALREADY I've waited enough. But it's not out of "what's wrong with me, why am I single wahh" it's just that lonely feeling and not being able to snuggle on the coach etc.

      However, other days, I feel like you and am so happy to be able to focus on myself and I feel much more healthy and alive now than I ever did in a relationship. I think when our time comes, it could be magical. Great idea for Vday PS. I Should do that too in my locale!

    4. LADY! I'm just so stoked that you're gonna do it FULL OUT, as you should- so am I :) Can't wait to hear how it goes….xoxox!

    5. I am totally loving these blogs, by the way. Thank you for being so fabulous and confident. It's an inspiration (even for those of us who are treading lightly into the not-so-single waters).

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