Me, myself, and I: Being single never looked so good

 

As the leaves begin to turn orange and our favorite boots make their way back into our daily wardrobe, it’s hard to watch all the couples walking hand-in-hand when you're left as the single friend. But not to worry, collegiettes, because fall is the perfect time to be rocking that single swagger.

With the cooler months approaching, you’re probably asking yourself how you are going to survive fall without a boyfriend. And the answer is relatively simple, go out, have fun and appreciate being single while it lasts! The fall semester give us plenty of activities to enjoy without a boyfriend such as tailgating for football games, dressing up sexy for Halloween, and pigging out during Thanksgiving dinner. All of these things often are mistaken for “couple holidays,” but they can still be celebrated just as well single.

During the fall months you’re at an advantage of appreciating experiences and trying new things without being bothered with relationships problems. In other words, “you do you.” Don’t worry about ex-boyfriends or what went wrong, focus on being lucky you aren’t the girl standing outside of the bar crying because your boyfriend is flirting with some blonde right in front of you.

Remember that as an independent collegiate the most important trait while being single is confidence. Showing that you’re not afraid to be single is a sure way to make fall your season. It’s important to make yourself your No. 1 priority. Not having to worry about someone else makes it easier for you to accomplish goals you may not be able to attain while in a relationship. Doing things such as planning a trip to go skiing with friends or organizing a bonfire are ideal ways to keep the single rocking all year long.

Whether it be sipping a hot chocolate on a cool November day or enjoying a fire with friends, single has never looked so good. Our 20s are the best years of our lives and the best way to figure out who we really are and what we want in life. Being single can be challenging at times because we all want for prince charming to sweep us off of our feet, but in the words of Carrie Bradshaw: “The most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship is the one you have with yourself.”