My Lyft driver tonight was remarking with envy on my single, childless life. Marriage can be hard, and kids are expensive; no matter how wonderful they are or aren’t, there’s the physical struggle of being able to afford all the food, clothing, and shelter – and all the other things a family “needs” these days.

In the spirit of that conversation, here are some things that I am grateful for that are products of being single and childless:

No diapers, I can drink out of any bottle in the fridge, I don’t have to consult anyone, can wing it and not plan anything, minimum responsibility, lots of freedom, ability to have fun adventures, able to have fun adult adventures, easier budgeting and taxes, don’t have to apologize for snoring or any of my habits, can read anything, eat anything, study anything, volunteer anywhere, give money away if I want, without some dude giving me crap about it, or children depending on me. And most of all, I can be free and comfortable in my own skin; wrinkles, rolls, imperfections, and all.

Hmmm. Not that comfortable, come to think of it, but it’s a work in progress.

Satellite – Guster
Kiss This – The Struts
I’ve Changed (Alternate Version) –  The Josh Joplin Group
Living In A Moment – Ty Herndon

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