"Hold onto this day. Keep inside your heart such faith that we'll walk along the path God made."
Tommy and I are both single.
There are no special ladies in our lives. No major love interests. We really just dig making dinners for one. We travel and make road trips alone (when we don't go together). We treat ourselves to boxes of chocolate. And we both love solo long walks on the beach with bags full of potato chips. It's okay to be jealous. We're both in a really good place in our lives. Single-hood has never looked so sexy.
The fact that I am incredibly single doesn't take away from the fact that I am a hardcore hopeless romantic. I long for walks at sunset. Picnics in the park. Spontaneous road trips. Camping in the mountains. Going to concerts. Cooking together. Spending time with my best friend. I actually have a notebook I have started collecting romantic date ideas. I may be a dork, so what.
So how do I cope with being single and not living out my inner romantic?
I watch a lot of romantic comedies, read a lot of love stories, encourage relationships around me, watch old people be so cute, and listen to my 'Love Playlist.' This list is all of my favorite love songs - from classic Elton John to newer artists like Andrew Belle. This playlist is more about the purest form of romance and love, than solely mushy gushy lovey dovey crap.
The first song, "Duet." Sweet Mary and Joseph I am in love with this song. It talks about a married couple who deal with empty love, but know each other so passionately and promise to be committed to one another. The playlist ends with Ingrid Michaelson's version of "Can't Help Falling in Love." It's beautiful.
Ah! Now I'm in a romantic mood. Please excuse me while I go take myself out on a date.
song - artist - album
Duet - Penny & Sparrow - Tenboom
I Choose You - Sara Bareilles - The Blessed Unrest
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding - Halcyon Days
The Wedding Song - Matthew Mole - The Home We Built
Pieces - Andrew Belle - Black Bear
Turning Page - Sleeping At Last - Turning Page
Cannonball - Damien Rice - O
The Scientist - Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
Crazy For You - Adele - 19
Your Song - Elton John - Elton John
Half About Being a Woman - Caroline Smith - Half About Being a Woman
Lover Come Back - City & Colour - If I Should Go Before You
Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney - McCartney
Tell Her You Love Her - Echosmith - Talking Dreams
Can't Help Falling in Love - Ingrid Michaelson - Be OK