When my five-year relationship ended, I was devastated. I’d spent so many years of my life being attached to someone and it wasn’t until I spent two years alone that I realized what I was missing out on.
1. I’VE STARTED MY OWN BUSINESS.
After being single for two years, I can now say that I’m fully self-sufficient. I work exclusively for myself and have established my own business as a professional writer. I honestly doubt that I would’ve had the mental energy or drive to do that if I was in a relationship. Admittedly, I always had it in the back of my head that whatever happened, I could always just rely on my partner to support me financially. It wasn’t until I was on my own for a long time that I realized I didn’t want or have to live that way.
2. I’VE SAVED UP A TON OF MONEY.
Being in a relationship can be expensive—dinner dates, buying each other gifts, splitting expensive weekend getaways… the list goes on and on. Most of my boyfriends have been struggling artists like me so there’s no way they were paying for the whole bill (and I would never expect them to). It’s just amazing how much money I’ve been saving now that I don’t have to pay for half of every date we would go on. I only have to worry about myself and that’s an awesome feeling.