A letter to my not so happy single self
Jessica Semaan

Hi, thank you for a good read. I recently got my first promotion at work. I had been working really hard for the past two years and was eagerly awaiting it. I cannot explain in words how happy this accomplishment made me but when I looked around for friends to celebrate with over the weekend, I realized that all of them are either married or in a serious relationship and sadly all of them had other plans. I stay away from my family, so that was not an option either. So here I was, extremely happy but with no one to share that joy with, I am not big on partying, but I could have done with some company and that is when it really hit me. How correct everyone is about how difficult it is to be a 28-year-old single woman. Add the fact that I have never been in a real relationship and all I could think of is what in the actual fuck is fundamentally wrong with me that makes me so unlovable. This article did not answer that question, but it was still comforting to read in words what I have been feeling for the past few weeks. That there are other people who are facing the same problems that I am and feeling the same dejection that I do, I take no comfort from the sadness of others but it kind of makes me hopeful that may be if others can be positive about this, so can I.