Well, check another thing off my “year of single” bucket list: tonight I learned how to grill.
To be fair, I’ve always been able to grill…I’ve just been weirdly (and irrationally) afraid of the part where you have to turn the grill on (you know, fire + gas = not a good idea for me). So I asked my dad to come over and teach me how to do it without blowing up everything in a mile radius.
And I did it! Which shouldn’t be surprising seeing as 99% of the world knows how to operate a grill but I’m not going to lie, I’m feeling pretty dang proud of myself. We made grilled BBQ chicken thighs and zucchini and it was delicious (especially paired with a Corona refresher and my mom’s homemade savory oatmeal!).
But what was even better than actually learning how to grill was getting to spend quality time with my parents which I don’t get to do as often as I’d like. And that made me realize how this whole year of being single could end up being about a lot more than just accomplishing a bunch of cool shit. It’s also going to make me a better daughter, sister, and friend…and that makes my heart so happy.
I’ve always put romantic relationships ahead of any other relationships in my life (including the one with myself obviously) so I’m excited to use the year ahead as an opportunity to refocus on those other relationships. Starting with my parents tonight. And dang, it really feels good.