It’s not always easy to be single, let’s face it. You put yourself out there with hope and prayer that this time your heart won’t be shattered. So how can you possibly win this battle?! A good friend of mine posted the following on Facebook®…
Apparently I have GLCS. For those who don't know, this is Good Luck Chuck Syndrome.
Symptoms of GLCS: Dating the wrong person. Said wrong person meeting his right person shortly after or before our break-up. Then they get married and/or have babies! Meanwhile, you're still alone, staring into the dwindling pool full of douche-men that you have to select from for your possible next attempt at finding "love".
Side effects of GLCS: GLCS may cause confusion, feelings of inadequacy and/or not letting anyone else close because history has proven that you can't trust yourself to know if they are the right person or not - so why even try.
Living with GLCS: Hang on to the hope that there is actually someone that won't just be passing through. Until then keep being the badass boss-bitch that you are!
When I first read that I laughed, because I dearly love the girl who wrote it. Then shortly afterward, I found myself thinking, “Great. This is totally me!” I began to analyze the pool that most of us swim in. The ones who only stay with you to spend your money. The ones who can’t find their way out of the house, let alone the bottle. The ones who prefer you play mistress on the side. Or the ones who, despite being told otherwise, go back to their ex’s who continually break their hearts. We’re left to have our hearts shatter more each time. Do they even care what happens to us? Do they really have to have a “RUN!” tattoo on their foreheads for us to know better?
Who says we have to stay in this pool of unworthiness? I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of trying not to drown. It’s exhausting; both mentally and physically! It’s time to get back on land. To find peace, tranquility, and pure happiness while lying on the beach soaking up the sun. I’m not saying stay out of the water forever. There are good ones out there even if they seem impossible to find. So why not let them find you instead? Either way, there’s nothing wrong with taking a break. There will be people in your life who will lecture you and tell you to jump back in and get wet, to which you can simply state, “No thanks. I’m working on my tan right now.” Ha! Don’t feel you have to keep fighting to keep your head above water, let alone swim for the sake of anyone else. So grab your towel and your sunglasses, find a great place on the sand, and relax. Get as deep of a tan that you need in order to recharge your batteries and take on the world, because love….You’re going to do just that!
A girl just trying to find her way, stepping outside of her comfort zone, trying new things, and making new friends along the way!