All The Single Ladies, All The Single Ladies

All The Single Ladies, All The Single Ladies

Life doesn’t begin at marriage.  Marriage is incredible, but I see too many people diving into it thinking it needs to happen straight out of high school or college.  It doesn’t.

I regularly meet people my age who are seven to ten years into marriage and looking back thinking, “Did I miss out on something?”  They love their spouses but are wondering if getting married so young was the best move.

Here’s some news – there’s a whole lot of life worth living single.  I didn’t get married until I was twenty-nine.  Was I lonely at times?  Heck yes!  But I decided I wanted to soak every last drop out of singleness – so I worked hard, saved money, went to school and did missions work.  (Notice the sequence – I saved the money for school rather than walking down and signing my life away to a loan officer.)

If you are single you need to take advantage of this wonderful time in your life.  You need to expand your horizons and travel.  Explore.  You have the rest of your life to be married.  Life is not a race and you aren’t competing in life with anyone but yourself.

Note: I’m not encouraging flippant dating as “exploration”.  I’m saying to find some life outside of romantic relationships.  This advice is for guys and girls.