8 Things you, A Single College Woman, should embrace about Your Very single life

8 Things you, A Single College Woman, should embrace about Your Very single life

What's so bad about being single?

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Every movie, song and TV show seem to focus on love.

Relatives continuously ask when you're going to get a boyfriend, your Friday nights consist of third wheeling and you get on Bumble exclusively to reaffirm that someone out there still thinks you're attractive. Whereas these are all somewhat miserable interactions, being single can be fun and you should embrace it while you can.

Here are 8 things you should do while you are still single.

1. Do what is best for you

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Relationships involve a lot of compromise, but if you're single you can do whatever you want. Want to quit your job? Do it! Travel with your friends? Bon voyage! You are single. Whatever you do only affects YOU. Do what your little heart desires because the second you're in a relationship the likelihood of you being able to do that is slim to none.

2. Treat yo self

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Just because you're single doesn't mean you can't treat yourself. Have a date night just for you. Go to your favorite restaurant, go see that movie you've been wanting to watch, get a massage! There isn't a requirement to have a boyfriend to do those things.

3. Focus on work/school

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A relationship takes a lot of energy. When you're single you can channel that extra energy into school or work. Making an A in a class that is mega hard or excelling in your workplace is much more rewarding than you might think. Plus, it makes you kind of bad ass.

4. Get a puppy

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Puppies are cute. Puppies are entertaining. Puppies make you smile. If you need a hiking buddy, a cuddle buddy or just a buddy in general then get a puppy. I got one last summer and he is my best friend. We do everything together. Who needs a boyfriend when you have a dog?

5. Get in shape

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Revenge bawd where you at? I recently started eating healthy and working out consecutively (who am I?) and it makes me so proud of myself. It is important to take care of your body, and extra endorphins never hurt anybody.

6. Travel with your friends

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There's nothing more fun than traveling cool places with your best friends. Go to Greece or Australia, you don't even have to leave the country, go to Vegas! The memories you make you will hold onto forever.

7. Buy yourself flowers

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Send yourself flowers at work, pick up flowers for yourself while grocery shopping, buy a new plant. Flowers don't have to come from only boyfriends. Having a fresh bouquet changes the mood of an entire room.

8. Fall in love with yourself

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This is the most important one of all. Fall in love with your strengths and weaknesses. Fall in love with the quirks that make you who you are. Love yourself enough to know what you deserve and don't settle for less. Embrace being single while you can and LOVE it.

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

I will always love you, Akon.
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Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

12. "Waiting on the World to Change" — John Mayer

13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol

26. "No One" — Alicia Keys

27. "Cyclone" — Baby Bash ft. T-Pain

28. "Crank That" — Soulja Boy

29. "Kiss Kiss" — Chris Brown

SEE ALSO: 20 Of The Best 2000's Tunes We Still Know Every Word To

30. "Lip Gloss" — Lil' Mama

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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

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For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols

CLAPPING HANDS EMOJI.

5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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