“I’m just going to be single for life. There is nothing wrong with that, and that’s the way I want it!” I declared in (what I thought was) a confident voice.
“Sure…” My friend remarked, looking unconvinced.
“What? There are people who are single and fine with it.” I responded with a bit less bluster.
“Yes, but I am pretty sure they don’t say it the way that you just said that. Girl, you’re a little bit salty.”
I really stopped to think for a bit about what my friend was telling me. My words had been an attempt to convince others – and myself – that I was fine with giving up because I was scared and annoyed.
There is nothing wrong with being single. However, my decision to be single forever because I don’t want to face being in a relationship (or not being in one) is a bit cowardly. I should keep evaluating this choice as I move along in life, not decide to ignore it for good.
So, was I a bit salty or bitter about relationships? Sure, I was. I am glad that he called me out on that. Now I can work on being more open while being cautious.