This is my first time being really single in a very long time without prospects. I am guilty of jumping from one relationship to another in the past and I'm so happy that I feel like I don't need to do that. I'm okay with being alone. I'm really enjoying the freedom of being on my own and doing what I want, having control over my own life. At times it's scary because I'm so used to being part of a team and having another person to fall back on for support. The world feels full of possibilities and that's exhilarating and sometimes overwhelming. I am also over 3,000 miles from my family and completely self-sufficient financially, really and truly on my own. I miss home but I love that I am doing interesting things and I am able to meet my basic needs without relying on others, including my emotional needs. I'm stronger than I ever gave myself credit for, it's nice to rediscover who I am and who I have become in the past two years.