I’m 42 and I’m single…there I said it. What does my future hold at this stage? Am I destined to be alone? If so, what does that look and feel like? I’m trying to figure my life out and sometimes it’s scary and other times it’s exciting. Scary in the sense of “what if this is it? What if my best years are behind me and I squandered them on emotionally unavailable men? Exciting in the sense that I’m the author of my own life and as such, anything is possible. Do I want my validation to be based on my relationship status (single? married? divorced? widowed?)?
In two words: HELL NO. I want my validation to be based on my accomplishments, my relationships with my family and friends, and my contributions to society. Maybe I no longer want to conform to societal expectations. Maybe I want to march to the tune of my own drummer…and at last, I’m changing the channel.
What was your defining moment about being single?