The joys of being single

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Continuing on from my previous post, Writing and Solitude, today I came across an article in The Independent newspaper, entitled Illustrator captures the simple joys of being single, about the work of Idalia Candelas, A Mexico-based illustrator who has drawn a series of sketches of women (‘Postmodern Loneliness’) who very much enjoy being alone.

This whole solitude thing is somewhat preoccupying me at the moment as I know that in order to commit to writing, a substantial amount of my time must be spent alone. This is something that bothers me slightly as I’m single and therefore feel I should be out and about meeting new people, rather than holing myself up inside. However, I have to say that even though I’ve always resisted solitude, it is something that I now actually relish and I feel that these beautiful sketches express the idea that singledom and the natural solitude that comes with it can actually be a lovely thing.

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2 thoughts on “The joys of being single

  1. I liked the sketches so much I tweeted the site so other single women like us could feel empowered by such art. Thank you for sharing this.

    I think it’s important for single women to remember that solitude is a good thing, and it does not mean we’re miserably sad or have a need to actively search for a significant other. It means we’re comfortable enough in our own skin to run our own lives instead of letting our lives run us.

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    1. Absolutely! I’ve been single now for six months and everything feels so calm and peaceful – how it should be! Solitude is bringing so much to my life – writing more, sleeping better etc. I’d love to meet the right person of course, but only when the time’s right 🙂

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