Once upon a time I was a naive young woman who thought I'd find my Prince Charming right after college and I'd go on to balance a career and children. Well, now I'm 46 (yeah, I admitted my age), not married, supporting an older parent, have zero desire to have babies, and going from failed relationship to failed relationship. Sounds pretty miserable, right?
The thing is, I can't say it's fully miserable, because it's not. I'm not depressed. I get sad sometimes, I'm not going to lie. However, I'm not going to say that I'm always depressed about it. Sometimes I love the freedom in my life to not have to justify my actions or explain my behavior to a partner. Sometimes I like my alone time and my ability to make my choices without having to consult with anyone.
God has me where I am for a reason. Maybe being able to put together something that inspires the modern single woman is that reason. Maybe I'm like Gloria Steinem (okay, I'm not. She's wayyyy out of my league, but bear with me), where I won't find the love of my life until I'm 50. I don't have the answer. I do know there is a desire for me to meet that life partner. God hasn't erased it from my heart.
So what do we do? Do we sit at home and wait? No way! Let's get out an enjoy life as a single person, because when that partner comes along, then we can enjoy life as a couple. God has plans for us whether we're single or not. Let's focus on the plans He has for us now.
Me? I'm going to church, joining small groups, eating out, happy hour-ing with friends. I do paint and sip classes, snuggle with my dog, watch chick-flick movies, read fun romance novels, cheer for my Bears, yell at CNN and more. Do I keep myself busy to distract from being single? No. I keep myself busy to enjoy the life God gave me.
Tell me, what are the things you love to do as a smart, vibrant single Christian woman?
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