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10 Amazing Things Every Woman Must Do Before Getting Married

Shruti Bhat Dec 1, 2018
Men think their rein-free life comes to an end once they say "I do". Little do they know that women lose out on many opportunities too. So, before you walk down the aisle or even consider hunting for Mr. Right, live your life king size.
You've got to love yourself first. You've got to be okay on your own before you can be okay with somebody else.
― Jennifer Lopez
Growing older is inevitable. Women, especially, are ruled by the calendar, with the social norms wrapped tightly around their leg, while expectations pile a mile high. Reaching a certain age means finding a job, followed by a husband, having kids, and so on and so forth.
But hold on a second, before you get into all that, there's so much more to experience, like having a ball or getting into a brawl or doing something crazy, so that when you look back, you won't be able to stop smiling at your craziness. And all of this must be experienced before you tie the knot.
If you are wondering why you need to do this before you get married, it is because, the life as you know and lead now will change entirely after you say your "I Do".

Earn Some Moolah

If you don't already have a job, it's time to find one. Get a job that will pay the bills and give you something to look upto the next day. A job will instill discipline, a sense of responsibility and teach to value money, giving you financial freedom and respect.

A Trip With Your Gal Pals

You've worked hard, now it's time to party harder. Kick back your heels and take a trip with your gal pals. Plan a weekend trip or a road trip, a cruise, or something else that will involve you and your besties. The destination really doesn't matter, as long as you are together!

Splurge On Yourself

Treat yourself to a day at the spa, new clothes, shoes, or a bag. After a long day of pampering, sit back, relax, and help yourself to a glass of wine and a lovely piece of chocolate cake. Go ahead honey, splurge a little on yourself, you deserve it.

Romantic Fling

Flings are fun, aren't they! You don't have to go all the way, just have some fun with casual dating, blind dates, speed dating, just some simple harmless flirt-fest. Take a chance and meet someone new. You never know, you might just find the one you were looking for.

Live Alone

Roommates are okay, but autonomy is awesome! Living alone is empowering for a strong, single and independent woman. It makes you value the people and family around you and makes you responsible.

Learn To Cook

Learn to cook not just because eating out everyday is expensive and unhealthy, but because it reassures you that you can take care of yourself. If you absolutely don't know your way through the kitchen, join a weekly workshop or look it up online.

Know Yourself

It is easy to get carried away in life and forget your true self. So, begin with forgiving yourself and letting go of your past.
De-clutter your mind and learn to love yourself and the skin you're in. Don't bully yourself, and learn to accept yourself the way you are. Tell yourself that it's okay if you're a little overweight, love yourself nevertheless.
Remind yourself of your core values, understand your goals in life, and learn more about yourself. Take up a new hobby, like an exotic dance or scuba diving or something else that you wanted to learn but was too scared to try. Attempt something new and rediscover yourself, it is truly a liberating experience.

Face Your Fears

If you're afraid of it, you must try it at least once in your life. Be it public speaking, bungee jumping, skydiving, having dinner alone, confronting someone, or getting inked (tattooed). Some of these activities must be performed under a professional's supervision.

Take A Trip Alone

Now my fearless diva, it's time to travel again. But this time, you are traveling alone. Take a cruise, road trip, go backpacking, go anywhere safe. It's worth the trip. Meet new people, make new friends, visit new places, and soak in some culture.

Create Something

Last but not the least, create something.
It doesn't matter what you make, as long as you try your hand at something creative that you can keep on your mantle or around the house. It'll remain there as a constant reminder that you made something great. Consider pottery, jewelry making, knitting, crochet, stitching, small DIY (do it yourself) weekend projects like wine bottles or mason jar lamps.
Don't just live your life because you are breathing and your heart is still beating, but lead it without regrets of not trying something that was worth trying. You will always come out stronger and better than you were before.