To celebrate the publication of our first-ever book, The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide, we’re re-running the original series that inspired it, and having writer Maude Standish bravely road test the book’s expanded tasks and tips. So follow along, chart your own progress, and find out everything else you need to know to forget he-who-shall-not-be-named!
Stare Your Future Down
Today, you’re going to have a seat on a park bench, or look around at lunchtime, or keep your eyes open while you’re out shopping. Notice other women — young and old, black and white, and all of those other polarities. Check out how each woman dresses, and how she carries herself. Notice details, like the way she smiles or walks or talks to a cashier. Pick out an older woman, one who looks like you in maybe 10 or 20 years. Think about what her apartment might look like, who her friends are, where she likes to go on vacation, whether she has any pets, and what books are on her shelf. Imagine her life. It seems pretty full all of a sudden, right? Whatever you choose to do as a single person in these next few days or weeks or months will make up the person you are later in life. Take a second to appreciate your freedom from that guy and how fun it’s going to be to fill up your life, like she has hers.