How about neither? Valentine’s Day is just another day on the calendar. I’m not even moaning about it being Singles Awareness Day. Why? Well, for one, I’ve been way too busy to even think about it being a consumer driven holiday. For another, I’ve had several compliments about my independent and adventurous spirit recently that buoys my confidence in myself.
In my faith, marriage and family are very important. I’ve been raised to have it as one of my life goals. Twenty years of my life have been spent trying to find the right person. I often feel like a failure and that I don’t belong in the religion I was raised in.
However, I am not dead! My life is not over or incomplete just because I am single. I’m still a beloved child of my Heavenly Parents. This isn’t Jane Austen’s time period. While I might feel like a spinster, I have options.
I cannot sit around and wait for something to happen. If there is something I want to see or do, I have to do it, even if it means doing it alone. I don’t want to come to the end of my life and find myself with regrets!
In doing this, I’m reminding others that they can do it too. People really don’t pay attention to the single person at the movie theater or a restaurant. You’re not being stared at or whispered over. More than likely, if they even notice, they’re probably wishing they could be that brave. The funny thing about it is that most of us who do things alone don’t think it’s brave. It’s just living!
Single Mormon Lady