i wish more people said that being single is normal
and you’re not going to meet and marry someone
and that’s fine
and if marriage happens, it happens. and it’s not the next big ticket to check off in life’s checklist
because not everyone meets someone they want to marry. and that’s normal
you’re not broken or unfulfilled if you are single
I really like being on my own, I love my own company - a thorough introvert. Sometimes I find socialising in general to be difficult. I therefore quite like being single 99% of the time.
But once in a while, the kind of…culture we’re a part of (for a lack of better wording) makes me question if I really like it, and if in actuality I have something amiss with me or have some neurological condition or if I’m just very emotionally damaged and if that’s why I’m really on my own.
And then the shitty internal monologue starts:
"Lots of people are in relationships even though they have their issues, what the hell, Sophie, why aren’t you, what’s wrong with you, everyone thinks you’re weird, you’re so weird!"
And that pisses me off. I hate feeling bizarre and the like for being comfortable just because I worry that it makes other people uncomfortable.