OOTD // Single But Not Alone

If you want to know how single I  am, check the length of my leg hair. After you're done puking, you'll come to the swift realization that Linda does not give a rat's single poop pellet about what some guy may desire from me or any other expectations he may have.

I've actually avoided any of that pressure for almost 2 years now. And I mean absolutely none. No flirty texts back and forth with someone. No meaningful glances exchanged in classes. No butterflies dropping nerve bombs in the pits of my stomach. Not a pipsqueak.
And guess what? I'm still an operating (even happy!) human being.

It can be frustrating to me then whenever I'm talking with old friends or older family members, and if I so much as mention a male name in passing, they'll pounce on it like a chocolate covered mango and try to pry out a story that's not even there.
Um, no, "John" is my way-too-old teacher...

Then if a bit of that annoyance eeks out, I get chided with the old: "You'll meet someone someday, just you wait."

Because according to these beloved people I know (seriously, love you guys, but...), my days are meaningless and hinge on the "someday" when I meet this someone.

I won't go on and on, because I've talked about this topic before. However, it seems no matter how much I try to express myself fluently in a way that can be understood, I'll always be met with that patronizing smile and a pat on the head that says I don't know any better.

Maybe I don't know a lot of things, but this I do - I don't need another person to find joy and happiness. Perhaps down the road, I will meet this "someone". But my days are not empty and my joy certainly don't hinge on whether I do or not. I've been blessed with deep friendships with others, a rekindled relationship with my Savior, and roots that dig deep in the knowledge of who I am and an acceptance of that.

So when that day arrives where being single is third-wheeled hardcore, I hope you have a lovely Valentines Day, whether you have a significant other or not, and that you have found joy in wells that will never run dry. Now excuse my poetic self, for I've got a date to plan with Netflix, my gal pals, and Dean Winchester!

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Colossians 3:14

PS: Check out the collab video I did with ClasssCulture over on YouTube featuring a day and night Valentines OOTD looks!

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