I read a blog post over on A Practical Wedding recently about being single and it got me thinking. The post talks a lot about how learning to be alone can be beneficial and teach you a lot about yourself. I had always kind of thought something similar, that you can’t be fully in a relationship until you love yourself and know who you are.
As I ate lunch alone this week, made dinner alone, walked my dog alone and did countless other things alone, I realized that being comfortable with myself and my own solitude isn’t my problem. I enjoy doing things by myself. Don’t get me wrong, I also live being around friends and family, but when faced with the decision between being around people or being alone, I always pick being alone. So maybe instead of needing to learn to love myself and be independent and single, I need to learn to love myself in relationships with other people. I need to realize that I am still awesome even when I am not alone, making decisions for myself and being independent.