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Why Are You Single?


As I'm sitting at work chatting with coworkers about life, I get asked the dreadful question. Breezy, why are you single? I wish I had some profound text book answer for them or hell, five dollars for every time I was asked by people in general. The answer is simple. I just wont settle! Being a single mother dating in 2018 is as complicated as trying to read Mike Tysons lips with your tv muted.  Although I’ve struggled with self-image in the past, I’m in a much better place mentally and physically and know my worth. That alone is a powerful weapon. I often look at my friends and family members and think to myself….am I really the only one who doesn’t have a significant other? When will it be my season?

As quickly as those thoughts creep into my head I try to shake them away with positive affirmations. See, I grew up in the church and understand that there’s power of life and death in the tongue. My prayers for my future husband are very detailed and I know deep down, the man that he has for me is going to be more than I could have ever expected for my son and I both. So for now I’ll wait, I’ll be patient, I’ll continue to work on me so when he comes, like I know he will I’m ready!

Patience is something we could all use more of I’m sure. I don’t mind waiting for what’s right. I won’t settle and sell my soul to a fool by any means. Not only do I have to look out for myself, but I have to be very selective who I choose to bring into my sons life. I use to feel bad for saying out loud that I wanted a relationship. I thought it made me look desperate. It doesn’t by any means though. You have to say what you mean honey, and when I started doing that with new prospects I saw that most of them disappeared after awhile. People don’t apply for jobs they don’t have the qualifications for. Let that marinate boo boo.

For now I’ll continue to have my son as my movie date, my plus one for everything in life, and walk in for Thanksgiving dinners looking fabulous as ever solo. I’ll look back on these days eventually and say it was all worth it.

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