There’s still NOTHING wrong with being S-I-N-G-L-E, translated…
There are a lot of unwed ladies around me, they’re those who are labeled, “cougars”, but, their lives are filled with amazing things.
Jen has a master from the States, is currently working in an American company, as a public relations personnel. Because Jen worked in the media for over a decade, she was familiar with how the industry worked, and, because she spoke perfect English, and so, as she changed tracks, she adapted well, it’d allowed her to have more time, to enjoy her life, her way. Jen loved gourmet foods, music, and other than going dining in high-end restaurants and music halls, she’d taken trips abroad twice every year, there are her footprints all over Europe, she lived up to the reputation of the “single noble”.
Man too, worked in the media industry, with a driven character, but as she’d gotten older, she started feeling that there’s MORE to life than just work, and so, she’d changed tracks to work as a publicist in an English cramming school. She’d used the money she’d saved up from the decades of work she’d had, took out a loan, bought a small apartment complex in the suburbs of Taipei, on the weekends, she’d stayed in her garden, fixing up the plants, and cook her own meals; on long breaks, she’d headed out with her hiking buddies to hike up the top hundred peaks in Taiwan, kept enriching her own life.
And, my hair designer, Ting is a supporter of the “Singles”. In her view, there are too many things she wants to do with her life, and, taking care of a husband and children was NEVER one of her considerations. Other than her job at the salon, she’d also done the hairstyles for the stage performers. Other than that, she loved to draw, and, on the weekends, she’d stayed at home to draw; she’d also wanted to take up the violin. Her biggest wish is to save up on enough for her retirement, so she could pursue all of her interests after she retired.
I’m slowly coming to understand what the ancient belief of “No doubts in one’s forties”, because as we reached this age, we became more clear on what it is, we’re seeking in our lives. And, for us, unmarried ladies, for whatever reasons there may have been for why none of us got married, the important thing, is to have a good life, living as a single person.
So, being single IS an amazing thing, after all, we ALL have our considerations in why we chose to marry or to stay single, and, so long as you can find hobbies to occupy your times like the women in this article has, then, you will be fine, and, STOP focusing on what you don’t have (a marriage, a family, kids???), and start looking AT what you have (free time on your hands, money to travel, to treat yourselves well).