7. I Can Live with Friends

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Speaking of moving, being single is a fantastic time to experience the joys of living with friends. It’s so much fun to decorate an apartment together, experience a new city, host gatherings. I’ve been blessed with amazing roommates.

Once you’ve lived with a friend, there’s a special bond that doesn’t fade easily. 

Platonic love is often overlooked in our culture, but I’ve discovered living with other women has brought about amazing opportunities to experience the brotherly love talked about in the Bible.

The Bible places a huge emphasis on friends. Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13). 

8. I Can Focus on My Career

Before immediately jumping to 1 Timothy 6:10 and the love of money being the root of all kinds of evil, let me assure you I’m not talking about money here. (If I was looking to live the high life, I made a very poor career choice). However, I have felt God’s call to my career more than I’ve felt called to anything else in my life.

God led me every step of the way into the publishing industry. The books we read influence our minds and hearts, and God called me to this ministry. 

Publishing is extremely competitive, and it consumes most of my time, working multiple jobs. I absolutely love it, but my schedule would be unfair to a spouse, let alone kids. As a single, I’m free to spend all of my time on my calling of writing, editing, and working with books.

No one’s career should become their whole life, but I love being able to give it the attention that I want to.

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Alyssa Roat studied writing, theology, and the Bible at Taylor University. She is a literary agent at C.Y.L.E., the publicity manager at Mountain Brook Ink, and a freelance editor with Sherpa Editing Services. She is the co-author of Dear Hero and has 200+ bylines in publications ranging from The Christian Communicator to Keys for Kids. Find out more about her here and on social media @alyssawrote.