The Art of Being Single
A common question I have been asked, is if I am single or taken. Before I begin, I would like to set some parameters about myself as an emerging business leader in the Colorado community:
+I am single.
+I choose to be single.
+I like the freedom of being single.
+I believe being single is not a bad thing.
When I respond to friends and business colleagues about my preference, many are shocked and urgently want to usher me to link up before all the ‘good ones’ are taken.
I would like to point out that there is a high, and rising, percentage of divorce rates in our country. This is, in part, one of my reasons for staying single. There is something going on in the background that, to the naked eye, we are all unaware of….
It is the need for instant gratification. Younger generations in America have the privilege of living on one of the best economic climates in history. This makes life relatively easy, in comparison to our grandparents who have grown up in the great depression, and experienced similar situations from the result of our country being at war.
Another side I would like to shine light on is what I have observed in many ambitious business leaders I have had the privileged to connect with. The majority of successful leaders are single. Is this a bad thing? No,by all means. Is this possibly a choice? Perhaps….
When you are ambitious to reach high goals in business, you don’t necessarily have time for romance…. This can be distracting. And the other side of having a companion can really either make you, or break you.
It’s a roll of the dice.
To all those who are single, and reading this article — there is hope. If you are not yet married, or have a companion, this truly is the best time to sit with yourself and gain a good understanding of who you are. Wear your singleness with pride.
Try to see the positives of your single life, there is always a bright side to life. Create the life you desire, and make your life as beautiful as you are. Being single, after all, is truly an art.
Danielle E. Brockman