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“Me” Time: Appreciating Your Single Status

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BC chapter.

Status: Single. Alone. Table for One. One Eating Utensil. Not Ready to Mingle.

For some women, being single is viewed as a temporary status; one that needs to be switched immediately back to “in a relationship” or “seeing someone.” But being single can actually be pretty awesome.

Not to hook-up with an assortment of guys. Not to experience every type of date. Not to build up your resume of men. Being single, especially in college, can be a chance to love yourself and all that you have to offer as an individual. Cheesy? Absolutely.

You have time for self-improvement. This doesn’t mean hopping on the next open treadmill. This means being able to veg on the couch all day and eat a whole box of Cheez-Its while watching your favorite show. So it’s more like “giving your soul some love.”

Bonus: You don’t have to give up The Real Housewives of Orange County for ANYONE.

Saving money. Expensive gifts for your S.O.? Nope. Maybe for yourself though.

Learning to enjoy your own company. You have to be able to handle (and put up with) yourself before anyone else can.

Doing whatever YOU want. No compromises ever. You can go see the latest romance movie without seeing Die Hard after as payment. You can go to a party and not worry about someone else’s plans for the night. You can do the things you want to do without any guilty aftermath.

All in all, being single can be a great gig. Don’t feel like you need to be with someone in order to BE someone.


Photo Source:

Will Smith: http://www.thefrisky.com/2013-01-07/16-things-single-people-need-to-stop-saying-as-told-in-gifs/

Emma Stone: http://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Emma-Stone-This-Is-The-Best-Reaction-Gif.gif

Michael Scott: http://www.funnyordie.com/lists/4e3d3f460e/the-21-best-michael-scott-gifs


Honey Boo Boo: http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2014/01/honey-boo-boo-gifs-self-improvement

Disney Housewives: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/real%20housewives%20of%20disney?before=36

Rob Lowe: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/chris-traeger

Jennifer Lawerence: http://www.buzzfeed.com/przshly07/what-its-like-to-be-single-as-told-by-jennifer-la-8ttl

Born and raised in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Kelly is a Senior at Boston College studying Communications and Marketing. She loves the fashion and beauty industries. She's had lots of experience with women and their tastes, given her all-girls high school background. At BC, she's involved in Strong Women Strong Girls, Student Admissions Program, and is an account management intern for Hill Holliday . When she catches a break, Kelly spends an obscene amount of time on Buzzfeed, rewatching Breaking Bad on Netflix, and attempting to workout.
Meghan Gibbons is a double major in Communications and Political Science in her senior year at Boston College. Although originally from New Jersey, she is a huge fan of all Boston sports! Along with her at Boston College is her identical twin, who she always enjoys playing twin pranks with. Meghan is a huge foodie, book worm and beach bum