Being partnered up doesn't equal perfection
But being a twosome doesn’t suddenly make your life perfect or easier than the rest of ours. That contentment comes from a self-fulfillment that accompanies you on a first date and all those to follow.
While I sit on my barstool absorbing the dates around me, I can’t help but feel grateful for single life in New York City. By not having a continuous stream of partners, I’ve learned to stand on my own feet financially, physically, and emotionally. I found a job that could support me, planned trips for myself around the world, become handy at building furniture and fixing things, and moved apartments all by myself. I fail at things -- but now I know how to show up for myself and try again.
And that, I wouldn't change for the world.
While I’ll try my best to not be your cranky single friend who mixes up your partner’s names because there are a lot of them, I ask -- No! I beg you! -- to ask me how my cats are rather than how I can possibly manage to still be single.
One of these I promise to happily answer, while the other... let's just say you’ve been warned.