What I Learned From Being Single
I’ve done a few other posts about being single. I know some of y’all are tired of hearing about it and feel like I’m beating a dead horse, but bear with me.. Being single has taught me a lot of things.
Here are just a few of them:
How To Manage Time
I’m not always the best at it, but I think I’m pretty good at getting things done. Being single has taught me to prioritize things and multi-task where needed. These things help me manage my time.
I’ve learned that it’s okay to take time for myself and to leave my house messy sometimes in order to do that because I know just how much I am actually capable of.
How To Use Tools
My mom taught me from an early age how to put stuff together. She had a tool box stocked with some tools. Mine is seriously lacking even some basic items. Throughout the years, my tool box has expanded and I’ve learned how to use tools I can’t even name properly. Just recently my mom helped me remove the drain pump from my washer and I replaced it all by myself today.
How To Be Alone & Entertain Myself
Are we ever really alone if we have Netflix?
I’m only kind of kidding.
One thing I miss is also something I cherish about being single.. I like the alone time and being able to watch or do whatever I want. On the other hand, being alone sucks and sometimes I find myself wishing I had somebody to share in the entertainment with.
The memories I am making now are memories my future husband will only get to hear about in the future.
The Qualities I Really Want In A Man
Having had many failed relationships in the past, I can confidently say the qualities I really want in a man (and those that would just be extras). I don’t think it’s being picky at all to know the qualities we are looking for in a man.
Every failed relationship has taught me something valuable for a future relationship.
Waiting. So much waiting. John Waller’s song While I’m Waiting has brought me peace at many times and reminded me to be patient.
Some Desires Don’t Die Down
I’ve always wanted a large family… but being single for so long just does something to keep that desire stirring. There is nobody to tell me that my family is complete, and the desire to expand my family hasn’t gone away.
Faith is to hope of things that are unseen… and I have faith that the Lord has not forgotten me. No matter how hard some days, or nights, may be, I have faith that my Heavenly Father knows exactly what He is doing with my life.
What are some lessons that being single, or being married taught you?