A Work In Progress

A Work In Progress

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Things I Don't Miss/Do Miss About Being Single

There are pros and cons to every stage of life!  I am SO thankful God sent me my "Mr. Right" in his PERFECT timing!  I was 37 and a half and 5 days old when I got married.  In a week we will have been married for 8 months already!  Time sure flies!  Here are some of the things I don't miss/do miss about being single.  I had PLENTY of time to be single, so even though there are some things I miss, I am overall so much more content being married to Jonathan and having his love, support, stability and encouragement!  I'm just SO glad I didn't settle just to have someone in my life!  Making the changes/sacrifices it takes to be married are well worth it for the right person!  Here is a picture of us which was taken on our honeymoon.

Don't Miss:
  1. Looking at every guy that I knew//met, who happened to be single, as a potential love interest. 
  2. Feeling like I didn't "belong".
  3. Being asked if I was dating anyone (as if I wasn't ok just being me) over and over and over again.
  4. Feeling especially lonely, and feeling like my singleness was accentuated over the Holidays.
  5. Knowing that no one would know if I lived or died on my way home, since I lived alone for most of my single years, unless I didn't show up for work for a few days.
  6. The uncertainty of dating. (Do I or don't I plan for a future with this person?)
  7. Having no one to rely on consistently.
  8. Flying solo in a "couple's world".
  9. Not having companionship, oftentimes not having anyone to do stuff with.

Do Miss:
  1. Having the apartment all to myself so that I could have a girlfriend over to hang out/drink wine/talk without having to go anywhere.  Now we meet for dinner/coffee/walking somewhere in public.  Unless of course, my friend happens to be single.
  2. Having total control of the remote control and what I wanted to watch on TV.  
  3. Being able to come and go as I pleased without having to let anyone know.
  4. Feeling like God's purpose for me was for me to minister to other singles.  I know I still can, but sometimes I think singles may not be able to relate to me as much now that I'm married.
  5. Having more time to blog.
  6. Having more time to keep in touch with friends. 
  7. Making purchases/not making purchases without having to consult anyone.

Can you relate to any of these pros & cons?  Please leave your comments!  I would love to hear from you! :)