Happy Sunday. The title of today’s blog is a concept I have been introduced to from several different sources over the years. Since “weakness becomes strength” resonates so strongly for me and explains why I blog, I decided this would be a good topic of discussion for today. Thank you for allowing me to explain.
My weakness is super crystal clear to me and something I often say to others. I will quote what I say: “In my life, I am excellent with my friends and family and even the amazing roommates (3 to date) I find on Craig’s List, but I’m awful in finding my man.” Since I am a “great gal” and very outgoing with lots going for me this can often confuse folks trying to figure out why I am single. I have even seen some of my readers downright angry at me making me feel as if I’m doing things purposefully to stay single and to not give others a chance. Well, I’m here today to assert this is simply NOT TRUE. I give everyone more than a chance. Often too much of a chance to my detriment. Why I blog about boy addiction because if I do not put myself first when I date I risk putting my sanity and my health in danger.
It can be very depressing not being able to meet my man. Waiting is the hardest part, but I do believe it will happen one day. So what does a gal like me do with my time besides run like a crazy fool? I write. I attempt to inspire and make others laugh. I entertain. I help others bring up their “dating memories” and/or identify with their “people addiction” tendencies. So many of you tell me you hope I stay single because you enjoy reading my adventures and lessons. To these folks, I thank you.
I recently heard a speaker who explained that her weakness became her strength and I had my “Oprah style ah-ha” moment. I thought that my purpose in life is to share my story in a fun way and that me thinking being single in middle age is a “weakness” actually turns into my biggest “strength”. After all, I do have good stories. Next time a boy on a date asks “why are you single”, I am simply going to answer “because this is my life purpose for today”.
I truly do not think this is forever, but for today this makes me who I am. STRONG! Thank you for reading.