6 Reasons To Be Single Freshman Year

6 Reasons To Be Single Freshman Year

After all, girls just want to have fun.
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As Valentine’s Day approaches, I can’t help but acknowledge how happy I am to be single. While the comfort of a boyfriend is sweet, I feel like I am much better off without it – here’s why:

1. I don’t have to dress up….. Ever.

I can leave my room wearing no makeup, sweatpants, and the largest t-shirt on the market without having to worry about the approval of anyone important.

2. I can, however, look incredible if I'm feelin' myself.

I can pile on the makeup and wear the cutest outfit ever without having a boyfriend to be protective and worried about what his friends will think.

3.I can do whatever I want whenever I want to with whoever I want to do it with.

One of the most exciting parts of college is being on your own. I can hangout with the girls without a boy worried about what I'm doing while I'm away from him.

4.All of my decisions are based solely on what I want to do.

I have no one to answer to or to work around. My plans for the future and life choices are made for me and not based on what my boyfriend thinks or is planning to do.

5.I am spending my time on lifelong friendships.

While it's definitely possible that my freshman boyfriend will be my husband, it is unlikely. I don't want to waste the best years of my life on someone who will be in my life for a few months and then be out of it. I get to spend my time with my besties that will be by my side forever.

6.I won't be sad about a broken heart.

A heart can't be broken unless it is given to someone. Most boys aren't ready for that responsibility yet. Would you your best china to a toddler?


Let freedom ring! Freshman year has been and continues to provide the most fun that I have ever had. I have made tons of new friends and laughed more than ever before. I am soooo happy for those of you in a happy relationship, but I couldn't resist reflecting on some reasons why I am not.

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1. Being there through it all, even if you're not "physically" there

We can't always be together, but you have never completely "left" me behind and have been there with me through thick and thin and I am so grateful.

2. Being my biggest cheerleader

Thank you for not only being there through the bad, but also celebrating my victories with me. I can always look forward to telling you good news because I know you'll be happy right along with me.

3. Answering my "important" phone calls

Whether it's a "he texted me back!!!" phone call, or an "I found a gray hair, please help!!" phone call, you pick up the phone and hype up with me no matter what.

4. Being selfless, and going above & beyond to make sure I know I'm worthy

This explains itself and I am so grateful for that.

5. Brushing my hair when I don't feel like it

Okay, this probably sounds silly... But it's the greatest struggle to brush my hair and I'm glad you do it for me sometimes!

6. For being there through all of my mini-crises

You already know what I'm talking about here...

7. For talking me out of things

If it wasn't for you talking me out of things, I'd probably have quit my job, be dating a horrible guy, got my eyebrow pierced, etc.

8. Making me a part of your family

I'm too lucky to have you all as my second family.

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My Soulmate Isn't My SO Or A Boy Toy, It's My BFF

I've got mine, and she is and will always be the best part of my life.

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When I was in the eighth grade I met my best friend. I did not expect to meet someone that fills all the empty spots in my heart, but she did. I did not know anyone and was new to school and she walked up and began talking to me and it was like an automatic piece to my puzzle that I had been missing for so much of my life. We just fit. We were total opposites, she is outgoing, loud, funny. As where I was shy, quiet, and I certainly could not make a whole room laugh like she did. Ever. She was everything I needed and more, she was my soulmate.

I know that sounds cliché and you're probably thinking I am over exaggerating but please hear me out. My soulmate was definitely not a boy. Trust me, I've been there and I have done that. No boy could ever have as much of my heart as my best friend does. While having someone love you and experience life with is fun, it has been so much more fulfilling for it to be my best friend, my gal pal, my sister. Through junior high, high school, and choosing to go to the same university together, we had the best friend part down.

From scheduling the same classes together, having lunch dates with one another in the union, and spending every tailgate together before going to the football game, she was there. I promise life is 100% more fun when you are doing things with them. She is the speed dial in my life, the very first person I call when I need something. I know that if it was not for her my life would be empty. Why? Because when you find someone that fits into your life perfectly, trust me you do not want to lose them or all the memories you have together. She is the Christina Yang to my Meredith Grey and if you have that person, hold on tight to them.

It did not take me long until I realized that no boy can ever love you as much as your "person" can. Boys come and go, but a best friend is forever. She picks me up when I am down. She never leaves me out. She knows when I am upset and she'll hold my hand and make me laugh until the situation is fixed. When I am struggling in life, in school, or in my faith, she reaches out and reminds me that I am perfect no matter what. I am far from perfect most of the time, but she never ever makes me feel that way. Sometimes, that is all we need in life: someone to believe in you.

So soulmate, thank you. From the bottom of my heart I thank you, for being you. I thank God for placing you in my life exactly when I needed you. You are beauty, grace, and a lover of everyone. You think you're lucky, but I know that I am blessed for you being in my life. I am a better person because of you. I step out of my comfort zone more because of you. I love people and things more fiercely because of you.

My advice to you all, find YOUR soul mate. Whether it is a boy or a girl, a soul mate is needed to get through life. I've got mine, and she is and will always be the best part of my life. If you have one, make sure you hang on tight, as they get you through this crazy thing we call life. To my soul mate, I love you.

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