As a teacher, I am very fortunate to have 6 weeks of holidays over the Christmas period and Australian summer. People very regularly say ‘Oh, teachers are so lucky to have all these holidays’, and more often than not they actually mean ‘I can’t believe you have so many holidays, it’s not fair.’ (side note, my usual response is just a smile or a comment about how they should become a teacher then!)… BUT, what I actually think about holidays are ‘my goodness…how on earth am I going to occupy my time so that I don’t feel excruciatingly lonely?’ Continue reading
I’m a planner.
I love writing lists, being organised, and making sure that every aspect of an event has been thought of. This personality trait is super helpful in many situations, but frustrating in many others. Continue reading
Is that short time of feeling absolutely alive worth the pain that inevitably comes afterwards? Continue reading
A friend commented the other day that at many events we go to, the night usually ends with both of us sitting around enjoying a good chat, while many others are often loudly stumbling around after having drunk too much. The most recent of these particular events was a wedding. When the bride threw her bouquet into the awaiting bachelorettes, most weren’t actually ‘single’…rather just not married to their partner. A look around the room showed that those who were drinking had a partner, but those that were sober were single. While reflecting on this event, my friend and I asked the question “are we single because we’re…BORING?!” Continue reading
What is it that draws us to another person? So much so that we can’t keep them out of our mind, and we wait with bated breath until we can see them again? But does this lust mean that we would be a great couple? Continue reading
The other week I was a bridesmaid for one of my closest friends. I was determined to be truly happy for her and not let my jealousy surface. Continue reading
I often joke with my friends that almost every guy I am interested in becomes engaged to someone else within 6 months. TRUTH!
I once even thought to myself ‘he has nice arms’ about an acquaintance…and BAM, next week he announced his engagement. I wanted to look around and hi 5 someone because of my awesome powers. Continue reading
Why am I single? Am I doing something wrong?
Am I being too funny, or not funny enough?
Am I too nice, or not nice enough?
Am I too intelligent, or not intelligent enough?
Am I too confident, or not confident enough?
Or am I giving out some sort of ‘desperate’ vibe?
All these questions and many more come to mind when I try to work out why I’m single. Why haven’t I ever been asked out on a date?…am I rude to men? do I put up some sort of emotional wall? does anyone even find me attractive? or do I walk around with a flashing neon sign above my head that reads hurry up and date me before I get wrinkles?!! Continue reading
Sometimes I feel like everything would be better if I wasn’t single, especially when another friend announces their engagement or their 2nd or 3rd pregnancy, I just feel further and further behind! But God quickly reminds me that there are definitely positives to being a single lady. These are some of my favourites… Continue reading
This is a hard one to write about. I feel like because I’m single, I don’t have the right to grieve the fact that I don’t have children… That stage seems to be reserved for infertile couples who have to continually put a brave face on when people cheekily ask ‘so when are you going to have kids?!’ Continue reading