11 October 2011

Single Ladies

I happened to catch this clip on the today show this morning. For the longest time - high school, college, grad school, I thought all I wanted was to get married and have babies. Then I fell in love with being single. (I can hear my grandmother weeping now). I travel when I want; I have a career that I love; I'm back in school working on my doctorate. It's not that I don't think I could do these things if I were in a relationship or married. The decisions are just easier when you're the only one you need to consider. I've moved all around - much to my family's chagrin. I've tried new places and made friends all over the country, all on my own time. It works for me. I'm not downplaying being married or having kids. Being married makes some people happy; having kids makes some people feel complete. I'm not those people. While I will admit to the occasional bout of homesickness for New England or wistful longing for a return to North Carolina, I never feel lonely. Here's the clip from Today:

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