Our generation has spoiled the idea of being happily Single

Our generation has spoiled the idea of being happily Single
It’s no secret that our generation has unreal expectations of how life is supposed to go between the media and reality shows, a lot of us just assume that the happy ending falls together on its own
One day you are single and then the next you have found the person you are going to spend the rest of your life with. Everything after that goes without a problem
The relationships never experiences hardships. Finances are a piece of cake and you’ll never experience being broke. Then you will have little kids to play behind the white picket fence you purchased at a young age
I think most everyone will agree with me when I say it is not quite that easy. Some of us, like myself, have been on this journey for a long time and still single. To society and our generation, it’s almost impossible to understand. How can I be okay with the fact I am still single? It’s actually very easy
We are told that if we are not in a relationship, we are not wanted. Our generation has spoiled being happily single. They have told us that in order to be accepted, we need to receive love from someone other than ourselves, which is a complete lie
I’m going to let you in on a secret. Our self worth has absolutely nothing to do with what other people think of us and everything to do with what we think of ourselves
To be happy and with somebody else requires you to be happy by yourself first. Date yourself. Get to know yourself. Love yourself. Enjoy this time in your life because the only obligations you have are to yourself. This is the time to truly explore and discover things
What good is being in a relationship if it isn’t right for you? So often we are in a rush to be in a relationship that we will settle for the first person that shows an interest in us. Not only is it not fair to the other person you are in the relationship with, you are taking away somebody else opportunity with you
Build your career. Follow your passion. Pay off debt. Sleep with who you want to sleep with. Enjoy every second of this life
Being single doesn’t mean that you are not wanted. It doesn’t mean that you are too picky. It simply means that you take a lot of thought into your choices and you’re going to make sure everything is right before you jump into something.
Don’t let our generation tell you that what you want or need is wrong.
Learning to be single is an important part of growing. Be single. Be happy. Be you. It’s possible, yes its possible.
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Frank Byaruhanga is a human rights activist with years of experience in community dialogues, digital communication, advocacy and digital campaigns. He specializes in Media Relation Work, Management and Training with sufficient knowledge in Governance, Accountability, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Youth-led research, Content developer, Creative Activism, Social Media Management and documentary photography.

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