“The roles we were born to fill.” That is a quote from the 2003 movie, Mona Lisa Smiles, and reflects the formerly common belief that women were expected to fill the role of housewife, caring only for our husbands and children. While this remains important for a lot of people, including myself, the fact that women were forced to do this and amount to nothing else is what makes it problematic.
These days, women are able to become supreme court justices, soldiers, doctors, scientists, politicians, or anything else that they want to be. Women now have a choice to decide their own future, and not live according to a strict expectation.
Now to answer that big question, “why is it so great to be a single woman in 2017 compared to the 20th century?” Besides having the freedom to do whatever we like, we are able to focus on more important things that can also affect our future.
Ladies, we are in college. We’re beginning to build lives for ourselves. Relationships will happen in their own time, but not if you go searching for them. Don’t focus on having a relationship during some of the important years of your life. Enjoy being single so that when a relationship does come your way, you’ll know it wasn’t something you were looking for, it just happened.
If you have a hard time with coming to terms with that, think about the fact there was once a time when women were unable to receive a bachelor’s degree. That was until July of 1840 when Catherine Brewer became the first woman to earn a degree from Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga. Then, in 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive a Medical degree from Geneva Medical School in Geneva.
If you’re not in a relationship right now don’t worry, there will be plenty of time to have a relationship when your life is more on track. Besides, let’s face it ladies, being single is amazing.
Enjoy your life and all that it has to offer. Relationships will happen at their own time and, when it does, they will be the right ones for you. We have one life so let’s live it right.