You're probably wondering why I would read a book titled: The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass. Well, I probably would have never picked it up if I had not come across the twitter of The Single Woman. I follow some twitter accounts that solely post quotes and one of them had retweeted The Single Woman account. I checked out the feed and really liked what she was posting, so decide to follow the account as well. The owner of the account, Mandy Hale, would tweet about her book and how girls of all ages and relationship statuses should read this book. It was only about 14 bucks for a hardcopy on Amazon, so I decided, what the heck, why not!? I ordered the book and began to read my little heart away.
This book is a fantastic read. As I was reading along, I found myself saying: "YES! That is how I feel!!" or "Mhmmm, preach it girl!" or "You mean I'm not the only one who feels like this!?" It was quite liberating to read the book and know that I'm not the ONLY single person feeling this way. Yes, sometimes as a single person I want to scream and yell at how I'm single and everyone has a boyfriend - especially around the holidays. I just want to scream when relatives ask if I have a boyfriend yet: "WHEN I HAVE ONE, YOU WILL KNOW, TRUST ME. IT WON'T BE A SECRET." But, yet, I don't say it because I don't need to get into arguments over my personal life.
But, back to the book review. This book honestly, has a lot to offer, it is broken up into eight parts. The whole book is about giving confidence to women who are single or who are in horrible relationships. You need to be YOU and not let anyone define you. The whole point of a relationship is to bring out the best in YOU. Not change for another person. You shouldn't drop everything for a man just because he says hi and thinks you're pretty. Basically, you need to be a strong woman. It really is an uplifting read and made me think about some things differently. There were also points in the book where it felt like she was talking directly TO me. It was quite scary really - but made me feel better.
Also, I wrote down some of my favorite quotes as I was reading.. well, I had a LOT of favorite quotes, but these are some of my top favorites:
- Happily single is traveling wherever you want, whenever you want.
- Happily Single is devoting your time to your passions, dreams, and goals without distractions.
- But as it turns out, alone means "unique, unequaled, unexcelled."
- Or do I want to be the woman who might hope someday to find her One and Only... but who, in the meantime, boldly walks alone and dares anyone to call her lonely?
- And although it sometimes hurts and feels unfair that I'm not experiencing all the things that many people my age are experiencing right now, guess what? They're not experiencing what I'm experiencing either.
- Plus, there's just something really cool about knowing that your destiny is so big that you're not meant to share it with anybody, at least not yet.
- Your worth is not tied to any person.
- So the next time you hit a speed bump, otherwise known as the age-old question, "Why are you still single?" look 'em in the eye and say, "Because I'm too strong, too smart, and too fabulous to settle."