Sunday, 18 December 2016

The Love Project- Romantic Love

In August I did my last post in the Love Project series on the subject of family. I mentioned then that I'd covered all of the areas (self love, romantic love, friendship and family) that I wanted to but thought I might carry on because I felt there was more to say. So today I'm going to focus on romantic relationships again. :)



Being single

There is a lot of stigma about being single. Relationships are seen as the be all and end all of everything and being part of a happy couple is what lots of people aspire to. If you're single it can be really hard to watch other people in relationships and wonder, "What's wrong with me?"  Especially this time of year which is about togetherness, so if you're not in a relationship it can make you think more about being alone. (The same applies if you aren't spending Christmas with your family or don't have many family members around you).

It can help to realise that there's nothing wrong with being single. This is a good article on why it's ok to be single: http://adventuringhome.com/how-to-be-single/

I also just found this post about being happy as a single person: https://www.meetmindful.com/how-to-be-a-happy-single-in-a-couples-world/

The problem is that it seems to be a bit of a contradiction, people tell you that if you want to attract love then you should be happy being single. But if you're happy being single then why would you want a relationship?! Maybe we should take the viewpoint that some people have about how it's fine to be single but it would be nice to have a partner to share your life with. (This is mentioned in the post above under this section: 'Another belief many people have is “I’m incomplete without my significant other.” ').

This post gives good advice on things single girls should know about love: http://sheismore.com/5-things-every-single-girl-should-know-about-love/

It is God oriented but if you're not a Christian or not particularly religious (like me) you can still take something from it. :)

Monday, 12 December 2016

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Having K-pop programmes on British TV!
Demi from Rockstar Priestess' Selkie Surrender Challenge- I've been doing it this month.
Feeling better- I haven't been well with flu.
Yule aka the Winter Solstice coming up
Reading magic/Wicca books and websites
Christmas
Christmas chocolate!
Christmas trees and decorations