I just view myself as a single unit now, not as the dreaded “single” status everyone so horridly throws around. I am only me and I have nothing to offer anyone anymore; not because people have taken things from me or sullenly dulled what I do offer but because I no longer feel like giving myself away, giving people a satisfaction they don’t deserve. I want to be better for myself. I want to be better for whoever shows up in my future. I will know when that person deserves me and I want to be the best me when they do.