Here is a piece I wrote for Fitlife.tv when I was their staff writer for a few years.
Since they "own" the content I have to link you to the article, but I also wanted to give an "updated" version.
So here is what ya have to do:
1. Head to this link and read: 10 Ways To Be Successfully Single and Happy
2. Did ya read it? GREAT! Now continue below...
Here are my thoughts 3 years (and an ex-boyfriend or two) later:
So, how did the story turn out?
My currently reality is preeeeeeetty much the same.
However, now I'm 35. Single. Traveling the world and living out of a backpack... and STILL blissfully happy!
I still love LOVE, but have also recently experienced a relationship that was beautifully toxic. We didn't only try to "make it work" ONCE...but twice! I flew halfway around the world to give it a second chance.
Yes, I am a hopeless romantic... but with a ultra realistic mind.
As much as I was physically attracted to this guy and could see his *potential*... it ended with me feeling like the life had been sucked out of me.
And hell if I'm letting ANYONE steal my sunshine.
So, I retreated back to the USA to heal, decompress, and get back to being ME before I set out again on my international adventures.
I think when it comes down to it, you gotta do YOU...what is best for you, what makes you feel alive, what brings you joy and happiness.
Because life is not a compromise - and relationships should not be a compromise either.
I've come back to what feels good for me as a human being - exploration, adventure, learning, travel, connecting, and creating.
The world is awaiting...
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