Being Single Doesn't Have to Be Sad and Lonely
We don't understand why, until now, people still see being single as a sad and lonely time. Sure, we do most things alone whenever we're not in a relationship, but that doesn't mean we feel lonely.
Singlehood is actually the best time to get to know yourself and love yourself better. We do a lot of things we haven't done before, try out new activities, and get into something we're passionate about. It's a time of learning and fulfilling our dreams and goals. To give you a better look at being single and having fun while you're at it, just read what our Candy Girls have to say about it in their stories submitted to us via Candy Feels.
Alyanna Alvarez: "I Am Thankful to Choose the Single Life"
"It's really been fun, those years of being single. People actually said that my life looked boring and lonely, but it was way too far from that. I have lived the best years of my life being single. I don't need a man to light up my world because I have my own light from within. I don't need a man to keep the fire burning inside me. My entire being is enough to keep me going through life no matter how hard it gets.
"Those years helped me establish this kind of person I never thought I could be—a strong and independent woman who needs no man in her life. I am thankful to choose the single life. I never realized until then how important it is to spend time with yourself. Solitude will allow you to free your mind and allow it to breathe fresh air. It will also give you the chance to discover yourself. It gets tough at times but you'll overcome it when you finally realize the joys of exploring your life alone.”
"Those years helped me establish this kind of person I never thought I could be—a strong and independent woman who needs no man in her life. I am thankful to choose the single life."
Birdsxdandelions: Being Single Is Not a Disability
"Being single and blessed is a choice. There are times when I don't feel that it is, but I know that it is in fact, a choice. I don't know the minor supporting details of other people regarding this but we all have reasons for our choices. Some will not understand and others luckily will."
Maarrxxxx: How to Be Single and Happy
"So how do you stay single and happy? All you have to do is to look at everything in a positive way. Maybe your relationship ended because that is not yet the love story for you; you're not meant to be. That's just the way it is. God is probably writing the best and perfect love story for you. All you have to do is wait and trust Him."
"Maybe your relationship ended because that is not yet the love story for you; you're not meant to be."
"When you're single, you can talk to a lot of guys and hang with them. No one's going to ask you who that person is or tell you that you're off limits and you can't talk to him. No one's going to tell you that because you're free, you're single."
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Hi! It's been so long since I planned to post my story in another platform aside from wattpad and now here I am, hoping that my story can be featured here.
My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!