Being alone: It’s okay

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It might be viewed as the most interesting paradox that being alone can ultimately result in beautiful results, but there is something to that.

As the story goes, you must kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your prince and get happily ever after. However, part of the frog kissing process is being alone. In our society, it appears that there is a negative connotation for not being in a relationship and being single, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

A good friend told me after a tumultuous, disaster of a relationship, I had exited that I needed time to be alone. It amazes me now how scary and debilitating that seemed to me, but it turned out to be the best thing I ever did.

I learned about myself and in “all she wrote fashion” and ultimately met my husband. There is nothing wrong with leaving a situation and stepping out of your comfort zone, because often that is when the real magic happens. I stepped out on faith with the support of great friends and family and finally did me for once in my life. In doing that, I allowed myself to find out what I wanted, what I didn’t, what I could handle and what I couldn’t and I really found my strength and voice.

You can’t put a price on that peace of mind. You have to know where you are before you know where you’re going. It is much easier to land the relationship of your dreams when you’re already good with yourself and kicking butt and taking names.

Always know that you’re a catch and that while you might be single, you’re never alone. Love yourself for a while and when you’re ready, open the door for that next great love. Cheers!