I’m Just Average Teen Me. Being the happily single person that I am, I thought it would be fun to share some of the things I love about my relationship status. Too many people, especially at high school age, feel like they have to have a boyfriend, or a girlfriend for their social standings, because it makes them cool. But it doesn’t just make you cool like that. Prepare for a long list of rantings! 😀
CRUSHING ON PEOPLE
When you’re single, there’s no shame in having a crush, whether it be that verrry attractive celebrity, or a cute stranger, the guy you sit with at school, or who knows, maybe it’s your science teacher!
DOING WHATEVER THE HECK YOU WANT, WHENEVER
Boyfriends mean spending time with people, at times you might rather be doing whatever it is you like to do, from blogging to just lounging around and eating the left over pizza from last night.
THE BED IS COMPLETELY, AND UTTERLY YOURS
For younger readers, you probably wouldn’t be sleeping with a boyfriend or girlfriend yet, but for my older, single readers, sprawl across that bed, and claim it as your own (don’t pee on it, for goodness sake) because no significant other is stealing it from you.
MORE TIME WITH FRIENDS
Besties before testes, as some might like to say!
YOUR MONEY IS, WELL, YOUR MONEY!
No more spending money on a box of chocolates or a teddy bear at Valentines Day! Instead, splurge on yourself, and on something that you’ll actually use, instead of stuff behind a pile of clothes in your wardrobe!
Too much alone time might make you insane, but too much socialising could have the same effect, especially if you’re the alone-craving introvert that I am. Without a boyfriend, you can spend time for yourself! Whack out those facemasks and slice some cucumbers because you’re PAMPERING tonight!
NOBODY DECIDES WHAT PETS YOU HAVE
What if you’re a crazy dog person? But your boyfriend hates dogs! Without anyone to decide on things like that for you, you can have all the pets in the world, and nobody else has a say in it! So GO become the crazy cat lady of the neighbourhood!
NO SHAME IN FANTASISING
Admit it: when you can’t sleep, you’ve at least once (but we all know it’s more than once) played out situations in your head where you meet your celebrity, or just normal person crush, and fall in love… Single people don’t have to feel the tiniest bit guilty about ANY of that!
SHAVING LEGS IN THE WINTER? HAH, NOT ME!
Really, shaving legs is one of the biggest chores, and for someone who has to do that all throughout the year, A) Congratulations, that’s impressive, and B) I bet you wish you didn’t have to. For us single pringles (cringe, I know) our legs look similar to bears in the winter, and they keep us warm!
ALL THAT FOOD IS PURELY YOURS
Indulge on cakes, pizzas, ice cream, and whatever else you can find in your fridge. It’s all yours. No caring, no sharing!
SONGS ABOUT BEING SINGLE ARE THE JAAAMMMMMS
Throughout writing this post, I’ve been listening to a playlist called Single + Loving It. Some of my favourites are: Love Myself – Hailee Steinfeld, Really Don’t Care – Demi Lovato, Miss Movin On – Fifth Harmony and a classic Single Ladies (Put A Ring on It) – Beyoncé.
To end this post, I wanted to say, that attached or alone, you’re all awesome!
–Just Average Teen Me