Friday, December 10, 2010


This will be my third Christmas in a row that I am completely single. Fourth, if you count the one where I was married, yet completely miserable.

In some ways, being single for the holidays is a little sad. I'll most likely be at more than one holiday party where I'll be surrounded by happy, affectionate couples, and the woman will be flaunting a beautiful gift from her SO. {sigh} I confess: Sometimes, I miss that, even just a little.

But there are some things I won't miss. Like, deciding whose family/friend party to attend; coordinating exit strategies; or awkward looks and comments if you're stuck at a party after having an argument.

Maybe there are some things about single-hood that I need to embrace. The relationship we have with ourselves is pretty important; it's a good idea to make sure to work on that every now and then, too. Not to mention - think how much more I'll appreciate the person I'm with, if I know what it feels like to be without.

I'm going to do my best to embrace being single. But don't get me wrong. I'm still looking for love; for my butterflies. For all the inconveniences and frustration that can go along with a relationship, at the end of the day, I'd still like to have someone to kiss under the mistletoe.

I just want to be sure it's the right someone.


  1. I've also been known to kiss guys I just met and had been chatting up when caught under the mistletoe for shits and giggles. If you're both single, why not? ;-)

  2. Maybe I should start carrying mistletoe around in my pocket. You know, so I'm prepared. :)

  3. I am sooo right there with you.

    And cuteella ... you are so wise. :) I like that idea.

  4. It's pretty amazing how this time of year makes you realize how much being single is actually kind of nice in some ways. I'm glad you're able to see that side of it. Focus on that and keep on going on those dates! :) And you know, keep an eye out for mistletoe!

  5. I've decided my new plan is to keep mistletoe on my person. You know, to be prepared. :)