First time for everything…I actually did my own taxes, by myself. Most of you are probably thinking, really? It’s not that big a deal! You’re right, it wasn’t. There’s just always been someone around who enjoyed doing it or could pay someone else to do it and I took advantage. It was easy to not worry about it. Although one of those someone’s was a procrastinator and we filed for extensions several years.
But what caught my attention most this time was that I had to label myself. The typical government form. Married. Single. Divorced. I stiffened as I read the choices, none of which matched my situation. I would like to see them be more specific. Married, but not really happy. Single and loving it. Single and tired of explaining why at my age. Divorced, thank goodness. Or how about None of your business? I do understand there are legal ramifications, but what am I supposed to put?
I am single in the sense that I’m not living with anyone. But not in the sense that I’m looking to join the dating pool. I have been divorced, twice, but didn’t see that option. I would much rather share that I am happy. Maybe the term should be Hingle? Happy to be on my own, thank you very much. If I Twittered, I guess it would #Hingle. For those of you who do tweet, let me know if you get a lot of followers. Would love to know that I’m trending!