Another year of engagement/wedding season is before us and being a bridesmaid seems to come with the singleton territory. If you have female friends, you’re probably going to have to be a bridesmaid at one time or another. Butt bows and bachelorette parties included.
Recently, a friend from church (we’ll call her Sarah) was struggling to figure out what to talk to me about. We had exhausted my job and my parents and I could tell that Sarah was trying very hard not to wax poetic about her adorable brood of three the entire time. I would ask Sarah about her little one’s school or soccer team and she would gush with pleasure but then reel herself in as she felt obligated to ask me something in return. Continue reading
One of the most common conversation topics I have with my single friends is that we’re single because something is wrong with us. If we all had just flirted more, lost weight, learned how to cook, stopped spending so much time with other single women, and gotten a nose job, we’d have been married by now.
People often assume I’m the youngest sibling in my family because I’m not married. But the fact of the matter is that both my younger siblings are married. I’m the oldest child.