This is what I like about being single:
- The dark chocolate with sea salt that was in the fridge when I left this morning is still there.
- My schedule is my own. If I want to work late, I can. If I want a weekend without any obligations, it's mine. When I can't sleep, I can get up and turn on all the lights and work for a few hours in the middle of the night, and I don't bother anybody.
- My money is my own. Not that there's much of it, but what there is, I can save and spend as I choose.
- I can move wherever I need to move. As I approach the end of graduate school (d. v.), it is terribly encouraging to realize that I could take a job anywhere and not have to worry about a spouse who can't find work in that particular place.
- I can wear what I want -- and I have a fine selection of barnyard chic -- when I want to. I dated a guy who didn't like it when I wore red lipstick. Fire-engine red was my color of choice today.
- I don't have people demanding my time and attention. I dated another guy who expected me always to be available via phone; he got irritated when I turned my phone off or went out into the woods for a few hours and didn't reply to his texts, and his irritation irritated me. None of that when you're single!
- That's it from me for now: I'm going to have a piece of chocolate, turn off my phone, and call it a night.