You Should Stay Single This Spring

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Stay single this spring because it’s the best time for a vacation. Not just a vacation from stressful workdays, but a vacation from dating. From one-sided relationships. From chasing after love. From being disappointed time and time again. It’s your chance to take a break from the bullshit of modern dating and enjoy the other wonders of the world.

Stay single this spring because it’s the perfect season to spend with yourself. You can stretch out in the grass and gaze at the clouds. You can read books in the park. You can watch the sunrise with a cup of coffee in your own backyard. You can learn more about yourself and what brings you joy.

Stay single this spring because it’s a chance to reconnect with the friends you haven’t seen in a while. Their classes are ending. Their jobs are dolling out vacations. They are finally free to see you and catch up on everything you have missed. It’s your chance to go on a picnic together, go camping together, go hiking together, or go bike riding together.

Stay single this spring because it’s your chance to be productive. It’s quieter this season. There is less rushing around. That means you have the opportunity to chase after your dreams. You can finally set your plans into motion so they are no longer only thoughts in your head. Or you can at least do some spring cleaning. You can organize your desk. You can throw away the expired food in the fridge. You can rearrange your make-up and donate the clothes you have never worn.

Stay single this spring because it will give you the freedom to work on your self-worth. There is beauty all around you — inside of the butterflies fluttering past and the flowers swaying with the breeze — which makes it difficult to be pessimistic. Every garden you see can remind you of your own unique beauty. It can help you understand that ‘pretty’ comes in many different forms.

Stay single this spring because it will give you the chance to spend time with nature. You can go horseback riding. You can feed ducks. You can climb trees. You can skip stones. You can breathe in the fresh air and feel the sun warm your skin. You can keep your phone in your pocket and reacquaint yourself with the natural beauty in this world after spending so much of your winter indoors.

Stay single this spring so you can go into summer without any responsibilities. You can sip from sangria on the beach and admire the cute boys who are playing shirtless volleyball. You can flirt with anyone you come across without worrying about what your boyfriend back home is going to think. You can have a fling and choose whether or not you want to text them in the morning.

Stay single this spring because you do not need a relationship to feel like your days are meaningful. You can have the time of your life all on your own. TC mark

The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved.

You don’t have to solve your whole life tonight. You just have to show up and try. Focus on the most immediate thing in front of you. You’ll figure out the rest along the way.

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