I see it all the time: people stuck in miserable relationships because they’re afraid to be alone. They’re afraid they’ll miss out on the romantic dinners and overall attention a partner gives. They worry about attending events alone, as if there’s actually something wrong with that.
The world of public relations is a busy, fast, exhilarating and at times, most times a stressful one. Time management is key, and dedicating time to yourself is essential. When you mix all these components, maybe being alone isn’t so bad.
Yesterday, a coworker spoke to me about making the hardest career choice of her life, one I believe would’ve been easier to make had there not been a partner in the picture. Sure, you have your family and other things going on, but now’s the time to delve into the things you like, discover the ones you don’t and take career risks. Now’s the time to gain experience and become the best version of you you can be.
It’s great to spend time around others, especially family and friends who uplift you. But it’s also okay to be alone, to spend time by yourself, to get to know yourself and to pamper yourself. This doesn’t necessarily make you selfish…or lonely.