Happy Singles Awareness Day

Happy Valentine's Day to my lovely readers!  Before I start poking fun at a holiday that is fraught with horrible memories for me, I'll tell you that today is a day to celebrate romantic love. The day is named after St. Valentine who is actually more than one saint. You can read more about the … Continue reading Happy Singles Awareness Day

The Unpopular Path: Being Child-Free

There is a blog site associated with my WordPress blogging platform that is called The Daily Post. They send out writing prompts to help writers come up with topics on days when the pump seems to be stuck on "nothing to write". I'd like to use some of these prompts for the next little bit … Continue reading The Unpopular Path: Being Child-Free

My Wish for You, My Single Friend…

I have a friend who is newly single. I watched as she navigated her break-up with her significant other. I supported her as she went through the initial stages of grief .. anger .. bargaining .. denial … depression … acceptance. I let her talk … and cry .. and vent … and held her … Continue reading My Wish for You, My Single Friend…

Why the Hell Not, Girlfriend?

Two of my girlfriends just moved cross country to start new life adventures, and one is about to move across the world to start a new adventure in 12 days. We are all over 50 and rocking it. I love the energy they are tapping to make big, wholesale changes and start over. My friend … Continue reading Why the Hell Not, Girlfriend?

My Wish for You, My Single Friend…

I have a friend who is newly single. I watched as she navigated her break-up with her significant other. I supported her as she went through the initial stages of grief .. anger .. bargaining .. denial ... depression ... acceptance. I let her talk ... and cry .. and vent ... and held her … Continue reading My Wish for You, My Single Friend…

The Art of Being Single: Cultivating Gratitude for What Is

Every walk of life has it's pros and cons. It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have this human predilection that the grass is always greener on the other side. That "grass is greener" longing bites me by keeping me focused on the cons of my life and the pros of others. The truth … Continue reading The Art of Being Single: Cultivating Gratitude for What Is

The Art of Being Single: Christmas Trees

My first Christmas as a new wife, I put up a small Christmas tree. I remember being so excited to have our own little Christmas tree even though it was about 3 feet tall. I went to the local discount store and bought some ornaments that I could crossstitch. I was in Pennsylvania, and we … Continue reading The Art of Being Single: Christmas Trees

Art of Being Single: The Desires of My Heart

The other day I was talking to a friend who is longing for a romantic relationship. She's also a very faithful Christian. She's been praying about this for years, and, after a divorce that was extremely difficult, she has yet to find the man of her dreams. I told her that I had decided a … Continue reading Art of Being Single: The Desires of My Heart

The Art of Being Single: I’m Listening

This morning one of my good friends told me that I was a "very strong woman." What I heard was I was never going to find a man. Isn't that interesting? What he meant as a very loving compliment actually means to me that I will remain single because no man will be attracted to … Continue reading The Art of Being Single: I’m Listening

The Art of Being Single: I Gave at the Office

A friend of mine told me the other day that he was concerned about me. When I asked why, he said he thought he saw me write that I was considering being a lesbian. "Oh, I think I did," I said. "I was really just joking around, but, honestly, sometimes it's attractive." He was concerned … Continue reading The Art of Being Single: I Gave at the Office