It’s that time of year where everyone’s Instagram feed is cluttered with shiny new engagement rings and beautiful lace gowns and first look photos. Love is in the air and wedding season is in full swing. Witnessing your close friends and family fall in love and celebrate that love is a beautiful thing, but for those of us who are still single, it can be incredibly taxing.
There is nothing like a wedding to make you more aware of just how alone you are when you don’t have a significant other. And it’s not always that self-deprecating “I’m so alone” stuff. Sometimes it’s just a feeling that you’re behind everyone else because you’re not in a relationship.
Your self-worth does not rest upon your relationship status. It doesn’t lie with the size of the engagement ring someone gives you or how much money you spend on a wedding or how quickly he pops the question after you two meet.
Love and relationships rest significantly on good timing. If you’re still working on loving yourself or building your dream career or just finding the time to balance work, a social life, and drinking enough water, it just might not be the time for you to enter into a long-term relationship. It can be hard to remember that a boyfriend could delay your goals when you’re surrounded by the perfect Instagram shot of that cushion diamond, but it’s so important to remind yourself that you are enough on your own.
So go to the wedding. Celebrate the love of the people that you care about. Tear up that dance floor and enjoy that champagne. But at the end of the day, remember that one day, you’ll get your happily ever after, too. All in due time.