I really don’t like the title of this weeks topic, “Selfish Singles.” I feel like it’s a slam like we’re doing something wrong. But in all honesty I don’t feel like I’m doing anything wrong. Because I don’t have a family or a husband or ha a life I tend to have more free time than others. Do I necessarily like this? NO Way! I’d love to have a family or husband to take care of but that isn’t my situation.
Really I don’t feel bad for sleeping in on the weekend, wasting time on social media (although I know tons of people of all lifestyles that do this), blogging, helping out at church, and going on vacations. Yeah some of the things I do are better than others.
Since I graduated college I have helped out with the confirmation program at my parish and I’ve loved it. I love learning more about my faith and helping those kids understand everything going on in this time of their faith. Do I get through to everyone? No…but there are a few that really start to understand it and can see past confirmation and see how they can use their faith in the future.
I’ve always been a REALLY independent person. Even when I was in middle school and high school…heck probably even younger than that. I wanted to do things for myself and hate asking others for help. Something I still struggle with. So being single and selfish kind of transfers to that. One of the things I work on is learning to do things for myself. Learning how to cook, grocery shop, budgeting, you name it. I feel by learning how to do this in my “Free time” now will put me that much further ahead when I do get married and have a husband and kids.
Part of me thinks people that call singles “Selfish” goes to show how scheduled and busy people in this day and age are….why do we need to be that busy and scheduled? In all honesty not to sound rude but what I do in my free time is my business and what my friends do in their free time is their business and what my mom or my friend Sue with 3 kids do in their free time is non of my business. Now if I ask them to hangout and they’d rather watch TV well maybe that’s another issue but for real single friends stop feeling selfish about having a ton of extra free time and enjoy yourself!! Like they say you’re only young once!!