Being a single woman has several advantages. Like me, I have more time to hang around with friends, visit places wherever I want, buy anything I desire and many more. As a single-working woman, I earn my own living and not necessarily consult with anyone if I wish to spend my money. Shopping mall is just one of my getaways besides bookstores or cinema. Moreover, in hectic city like Jakarta, I couldn’t find much better place to socialize. And of course, I can cruise those places with my friends, especially in weekend. Just pick the place and decide the time, I’ll have an instant date. Other pleasurable activities in weekend for a single woman like me are cooking, watching DVD, or just sleeping all day to release the fatigue. And for sure, I can do it by myself without being disturbed by a husband or children.
When I buy expensive-fancy things, because I think I deserve for it, I am not worried to be a sinner when I see the digits on the price tag. I only have to say within my heart, “Well Thea, don’t worry, it’s just once in a blue moon”. However, I don’t mean to compare the life of single women vis-à-vis married woman because the later also have their joy. The laugh of children and the togetherness with a family are truly priceless things. In my own time, I will take care of husband and my children also. Just for this time, I am still enjoying my being single.