Loving yourself and being close to your true desires is important before being in a committed relationship. What have you dreamed of doing?
All the single ladies! All the single ladies! You’ve got it as good as Queen Bey’s dance moves and, in the midst of all my wedding planning madness, I can’t help but be a little nostalgic for that time gone by. So, allow me to channel my inner Tony Robbins and preach for a minute on what every girl should do before letting someone put a ring on it… Should you decide that you would actually like someone to eventually put a ring on it.
1. Fall head over heels in love with the wrong guy.
As my grandma and Kelly Clarkson always say, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”
2. Teach yourself to cook one thing really, really well.
My delicacy is microwaving a bowl of chocolate chips and peanut butter for the perfect length of time to make “Dessert Soup.” I don’t care what yours is, as long as you indulge your inner cavewoman and figure out how to put food on your own table (the Taco Bell drive-through does not count.)
3. Determine which clothes you can just plain wash, which go on the delicate cycle, and which have to be dry cleaned.
It will save you loads of heartache and money. #RIPGoldBikiniIPutInTheDryer
4. Chase your dream job.
You might feel like a puppy chasing its tail, but that’s better than simply chasing a man.
5. Travel with your girlfriends.
Spring break doesn’t count. Learn to say “kiss me” and “I have pepper spray” in a foreign language, and don’t be afraid to shout either.
6. Hang out with your mom.
Go through her closet instead of going shopping; her vintage hand-me-downs will be just as glam as any trend on Gilt, and a whole lot cheaper.