Historically, I haven’t loved blogging about being single. I mean, I will. I’ll do it. But only because I love you. :) And I know you single girls are out there, so it’s only fair that you get a few posts for you every now again. And as you’ll see deeper into this post, I want to talk about being single more in 2012 than I have ever before.
So as 2012 begins, I start another of my 31 years on this planet out of a relationship. [Is that the opposite of "in" a relationship? Or should I say (in) a relationship? Anyways....]
Hey single ladies, I want our 2012 to be different. Don’t you? I mean, I’m NOT saying I want us to compromise and be different in a “give up hope and grab the next fella in your line of vision” kind of way. I’m just saying that I think we, collectively, could do some things differently and make an unique impact in our individual worlds.
Maybe I should just say, “hey y’all. I’m gonna have a different 2012. Wanna join me?” because maybe the other way sounds bossy?
Hey y’all. I’m going to make the choice to have a different 2012.
1. I’m going to be grateful.
Every. day. Thanks to our beautiful friend Ann, we have all learned how to hone this skill. So I’m going to find one reason every day that I am grateful for my life place as a single Christian woman [Example: I got to stay up way late watching a movie last night and no one cared!]. I want to remind my soul, much like David does in Psalm 103, to bless the Lord.
2. I’m going to be generous.
With my time- because I have more of it than any wife or mom. With my money- because no one else lives off my dime. With my stories- because there are tons of girls in their 20s who worry about how to swim these waters and its unfair of me to withhold encouragement. Because dear girls in your 20s, you will survive this and if you’ll let Him, God can really bless this single season.
3. I’m going to read from a book every night.
I know, some of you think that goal is ridiculously tiny. But with the amount of minutes I spend in front of a computer screen, my book-in-hand reading time has diminished greatly. So while I’m still the only body in my bed, I’m going to use some of those last moments each day to hold a book and read it.
4. I’m going to be brave.
I am not, mind you, going to jump out of a plane. But I will try to learn some new skills and talk to boys I don’t already know and tell my pastor that I want to meet a nice guy in our church. I will do those things that scare me a little.
5. I’m going to cook.
It’s easy to convince myself that eating out is just easier and that making meals for one is annoying. And it kind of is. But. I love cooking. So I’m going to do it.
In conclusion, here’s what I’m going to do this year: ENJOY. As best I can, as much as I can, I’m going to enjoy who I am and where I am.
Wanna join me?
What are your thoughts on being single in 2012? Link up with us or leave a comment and let’s hear your plans!
ABOUT ANNIE DOWNS
Annie Downs is a freelance writer in Nashville, Tennessee. Flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of our great God. Annie has been telling stories her whole...