A Letter to My Single Friends
To my single friends…
(and if you’re not single I bet you know someone who is single who you can share this post with today)
This week we celebrate Thanksgiving. And then a few weeks after that is Christmas and a week later it’s New Year’s Eve. A trio of holidays that happen in a span of five weeks. A trio of holidays where it’s not always easy to be single.
These major holidays seem to be built better for pairs than for single people. You might be okay with being single ten months a year, but then November rolls around, and you’re no longer sure if it’s okay to be single and then you’re at holiday gatherings where you probably hear…
“Are you seeing anyone?”
“Oh, I’m sure your turn is next.”
“My cousin’s neighbor’s friend would be great for you.”
And you suddenly start to panic and wonder if it’s okay to be single.
So I wanted to share a little advice with you today…advice I learned last week in an unlikely place. During the winter season finale of Scandal, Olivia Pope told Jake…”I choose me…Right now I’m dancing…Now you can dance with me or you can get off my dance floor. I’m fine dancing alone.”
So get out there and be confident about dancing alone this holiday season!
Julie aka “Girl on the Move”
If you want to watch, here’s a link to the Scandal clip
I love this! I don’t watch Scandal but now I feel like I should hahah.
Keisha | The Girl Next Door is Black
This is very thoughtful. Thanks for thinking of us single folk. 🙂 Definitely not always the easiest time of year.
Once you adopt three kids, no one ever offers to set you up again. Ever. 😉
Lol, good to know!
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
Awww, I’m not single but I can totally remember those dreaded one-liners from well-intentioned family members.
Thanks for sharing. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. (As a friend up North, I’m getting a little envious of all the turkey pictures)!
Pam @ Hodge Podge Moments
I’m no longer single, but I do remember being there. I always felt picking me over picking something that wasn’t genuine was the most important! Great advice. 🙂
Tania Vaughan (@TaniaJVaughan)
What a great post – I run a ministry for single women and I am certainly going to be telling them to get out on the dance floor 🙂
I think being true to yourself is awesome, and all else need to mind their own business… Well said.
What a great message and a great clip!! I just got engaged but spent most of my adult life single so I totally can relate. I don’t watch Scandal but know things about it and I agree-women should always choose themselves first!
I’ve been single forever. People say things like that? Weird. My family has never said anything like that. In fact, no one has. People can’t even imagine me dating or married. Neither can I. LOL!
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I wish I had never heard any of those phrases!
Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
I love this post! I’m not single anymore either but celebrating life in whatever stage you are in will help you lead a happier healthier life. No use stressing in the things you don’t have, celebrate what you do! Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday last week, catching up on commenting and pinning but hope you linkup again this week!