Birmingham, UK


Well I've been single for quite a few months now. It's not something I really expected to happen but I think it's safe to say I have been absolutely loving single life! The shake up over the summer was a bit dramatic to say the least but I'm here, I'm fine, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

So in celebration of my first valentines day out of a relationship I thought I would talk about my favorite things about being a single pringle (shoot me for using that phrase please).

I can starfish to my heart's content - There really is something beautiful about waking up on a saturday morning in a big cosy double bed and not having to share a single inch of it with anyone else.

My $$$ is my own - I am saving money like an absolute trooper. Okay that's a bit of a lie because I'm actually spending a fortune on travel (see here for details) but I don't have to fork out for dinners, presents, or anything else that comes with being in a relationship. I'm still saving for a mortgage but when the time does finally come to buy a house it will be mine and mine alone.

I can start and actually finish a whole series - There are so many TV shows I've watched in the last few months that I know I just wouldn't have had chance to watch all the way through If I had a boyfriend.

Absolute freedom - There's something terrifyingly amazing about having the freedom to do whatever you want. Do I want to go to the shops on my own? Yes? Great, off I go! Do I want to take a little city break on my own? Yep? Fucking go for it! For someone who could barely get on public transport of their own last year I have come a bloody long way.

I can sleep with who I want, when I want - This doesn't always mean sex. I can spend endless nights awake putting the world to rights with friends, family, and people I've only just met. The best conversations happen when you're eyes are full of sleep and your body is crying out for rest. Also the one penis for life club rejected me so there is that...

I've been given the chance to rediscover who I really am - And I'm now planning out who I want to be. It's very easy to give all of yourself to someone else and lose who you really are when you're in a relationship. I will never again lose the beautiful brave girl I've become.

Getting those qualifications - Somehow I manage to have time to go to college. I know I moan like hell about my college course and believe me I can not wait until it's over, but by the summer I will have a qualification in marketing and I will be one step closer to having my dream job. I'm going to be a rich lady one day. 

It's been a crazy time but it's been amazing. I've bloomed into a happy, independent, confident person, and whilst my life isn't always smooth sailing I can honestly say that losing a partner and finding myself has been the best thing that's ever happened to me.

Happy valentines day to every loved up couple out there, and also to every single person falling in love with themselves 

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1 comment

  1. You are a true love goddess and I'm SO super proud of how far you've come in the past year and how many amazing achievements you've made gorgeous queen! From your exciting solo travels to your rediscovery of yourself to your college course, you are killing it girl! Your strength and sass for life is inspiring and I'm cheering you on every step of the way. Your future is brighter than a billion lights! ♥︎

    Sophie | soinspo xo


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