personal relationships

11.11: Happy Singles’ Day

I know, I know.

It is mainly a Chinese festival, and I don’t even know if it’s a legit traditional practice, but I don’t really care.

Everyday should be “Happy Singles” day.


‘Coz being single rocks, no matter what others may say.  And no, this is not the sour grapes talking.  I really believe that.  And from someone who’s been married before, I think you can take my word for it.

Of course it would be good to find your match, your perfect partner; but if you don’t, there’s nothing wrong with that, either.

Here’s my top 3 reasons why being single is the bees’ knees (aside from the usual reasons I’m sure you’ve heard before):

  1. You’re always learning how to do stuff.  You have no choice.  No one’s there to do things for you, so you better know how.  For example, I have learned how to fix my own toilet, like replace the flushing device and the bidet.  I know how to change frayed electrical wirings. I know how to drive in the middle of the night in floodwaters (or know enough not to). Exciting, right?
  2. I get to make my own decisions. What to eat, what movie to watch (sometimes by myself), what values I pass on to my daughter, where I spend my holidays (no arguing where we’re spending Christmas, with his family or mine), how I spend my money.
  3. No doubting.  Maybe it’s just me, and the experiences I’ve gone through during my married life, but the best upside of being single is being free from worry, doubt, and suspicion.  Worrying when significant other hasn’t called or come home at the agreed upon time.  Feeling guilty when there is a niggling doubt that creeps over you when his story doesn’t seem to click.  So happy that I’m over that.

It is all about being FREE!

So, even though there may be times when having someone there to help out seems to be the most ideal, you can’t argue that being single may sometimes be the best thing that can happen to anyone.  That’s what I think.

So from one happy single to another, Happy Singles’ Day!

See you!




By supernormalgirl

Single, 40-ish mom, travelling this world as any normal, girl-next-door would. Is both positive and negative, yin and yang, good and bad. A forever 'tween. Has a love-hate relationship with food, and food wins most of the time. From Manila, Philippines.

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