Alleviated mental charge
It’s remarkable what I’ve managed to accomplish in a few short days since I’m single. Also, even with less sleep, I’m more energetic and happy. The emotional and mental pull men burden women with is becoming brutally clear to me.
I can also correlate every fatigue or depression episode with an ex-partner. I was skeptical about feminists' writings describing the emotional labour women put into dealing with men, but now, I no longer question it. Unless hetero men learn to carry their own psychological weight on their own, hetero women are condemned to pick up the slack.
At the moment, focusing on school is the priority, then I’ll see how I function in a lesbian relationship. I have no one on the horizon, though being surrounded by intelligent and ambitious students will surely help. I will be taking part in gay groups and activities once I get familiar with my campus. It’s a brand-new territory for me, but one worth exploring for the sake of my emotional and physical health.