Being the single friend can suck sometimes. That constant third wheeling and always feeling left out. The best is when all of your friends try to set you up with someone that they swear is perfect for you because they feel bad for you. But I am the one choosing to be single, I have had plenty of opportunities to change my relationship status. Timing is everything, and I will change that on my timing, not yours.

Yes watching everyone go on dates and the double dates sucks and I would love to go but I just sit and watch you all talk about your boyfriends and sit there with a smile. Don't get me wrong I am happy for you, it just sucks that I don't have that yet, so yes it's jealousy.

Single girls, listen, your friends that are in relationships should be jealous of you. You have the freedom to do what you want. You aren't tied down and trying to please someone else while sacrificing your own happiness. I have the time for myself, and in my free time, I can choose what I want to do without having to tell someone or without getting the approval or permission. I have the freedom to come and go as I please. I can go flirt with that cute guy at the bar to buy me a drink. I can stay out late and wake up late without someone worrying about me.

I am choosing to work on myself, focusing on going to the gym, my grades, my friends, and family. I want to grow in myself before I add a boyfriend into my life. I am independent and I do not need to rely on someone to make me happy. I do not need a boyfriend to give me the reassurance that I am enough. I do not need a boyfriend for the attention.

So girls, take your time in finding a boyfriend, don't rush it. A guy will come in at just the right time. But until then, don't be jealous of your friends that are in relationships, they should be jealous of your freedom.

Don't think you don't have a boyfriend because you aren't pretty enough, skinny enough, or smart enough. You are worthy, you are enough. You deserve the world, so wait. Wait for the right guy to come around to show you that.