Month: June 2015

All The Single Ladies

It has come to my attention that I am single. Yes, I have been single for what seems to be…19 years. What some people, namely family members and random strangers, would deem a terrible situation, personally has really never bothered me. I have always been content with being alone and found the idea of personal independence appealing. Does this mean I’m antisocial? No way. I love talking to people, listening to life stories, and understanding other people’s perspectives. I am what you would call “a people person”. I think I have a pleasant personality and, I’ll even say, I think I’m pretty funny. So, why am I single?

Often, I will think to myself: “When will it be my turn to find that guy that makes me fall head over heels in love?” and shortly after I’ll laugh it off and go about my day. Then I’ll think to myself: “Why is there so much pressure to find someone now?”

Society has ingrained in our minds that if we’re not “with someone” or in a type of relationship that we should be scrambling for something that qualities as such. That we should drop whatever we are doing to go search for that special someone. This seriously isn’t the case. I’m sure there are handfuls of people who would disagree with me, and if this is what is important to you than by all means go look for your special someone! I just probably won’t tag along…

I’ve talked to a handful of guys here and there, but it never turned into anything spectacular. Is it my own fault for not committing more of my time or perhaps fate didn’t have it in store for us? Who knows. What I do know is that personal success is what I scramble for. Whether it is inner peace or physical health, I aspire to be a better person today than I was yesterday.

Of course, I appreciate cute couples and endlessly support my friends when they find a significant other. And one day, I hope to find the other half to my future power couple. Right now, I’m focused on creating the life I’ve always dreamed about for myself. I’m young and have the rest of my life ahead of me to fall in love. This is the time I should be spending learning about who I am as a person. This is the time for me to travel with friends, drink strong coffee in cafes and read books from minds that inspire me to change the world. I’m not shutting out relationships, I’m just embracing myself by myself while I still have the freedom to do so.

Being in a relationship wouldn’t define who I am, just like not being in a relationship doesn’t define who I am. I am my own person, with interests and hobbies and pet peeves and irritations. I am single because I choose to be, and when it’s my time not to be a single lady anymore–I’ll be ready.

Always, Meg

Advertisements

11 Reasons Why You Should be in a Jim and Pam Relationship

Not too long ago, a good friend of mine suggested that I start watching The Office on Netflix. This was probably the best advice I have gotten in the past few months. The Office is more than a show, it’s an experience. It makes you laugh so hard you need to pause Netflix, because you find yourself in another realm of mental being. It takes your heart and pulls at the strings, resulting in a tear-stained pillow and a fleet of used tissues scattered around your bed. It also makes you think about your past and possibly current relationships, and you eventually ask yourself “Why don’t I have a Jim Halpert/Pam Beesly in my life?”*

Without further ado, here are 11 reasons why we should all aspire to be in a Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly relationship:

1) You started out as best friends. This is probably the best way to start any type of relationship. The basis of a mutually respectable friendship is a strong foundation for *more* than just friends. Plus, when you take it to the next level and call each other boyfriend and girlfriend, you’re also best friends! Now, who wouldn’t want that.

anigif_enhanced-28102-1430264994-28

2) You’re not afraid to be yourselfJim and Pam are goofballs in their own right. Why would you want to be with someone who doesn’t appreciate the real you?

pam_yeah2

3) You enjoy the same things. For example, pranking your coworkers. Aka: Dwight K. Schrute.

tumblr_lfswd6PN2s1qavh7k

4) You miss each other when you’re away. It’s the worst feeling in the world when your other half is missing. Hopefully, you can still function, it just stinks not having your best friend there.

tumblr_mmecztWaJS1qcvteuo1_250

5) You couldn’t see yourself with anyone else but that special someone. Who needs Roy anyway.

Jim-Pam-GIFs-2

6) And when you find that someone, you will stop at nothing to be with them, regardless of obstacles standing in your way. Especially if it’s a known, mutual attraction. Also *ahem* Roy.

Jim-Pam-GIFs-15

7) No matter your mood, they always manage to make you smile. 🙂

tumblr_livvk51f2l1qc42hk

8) Plus, you don’t even have to do anything in particular, just being around them is enough. Isn’t that the goal? To enjoy someone’s presence so much that no matter what you’re doing…you’re happy?

luke

9) They will support you through all the ups and downs. When you’re having a bad day, they’re the first person you turn to for help.

Jam-Hug-in-Frame-Toby-jam-2877011-400-226

10) Even your friends have been supporting the relationship long before you made it official. Which, in some instances, is a pretty big deal.

tumblr_m6tbubFU0p1qmxcc6o8_r1_250

11) And through all the trials and tribulations, you wouldn’t change a thing about your journey together. 

635644496720894448-2013272334_x24BCi2

Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly 4 ever!

Always, Meg

*authors note: if you watch The Office and don’t ask yourself this question at least once every episode, are you even paying attention to the show? Come on now.