Wednesday, August 22, 2012
It's amazing how just being in a different stage in your life can really affect your social life. At my church, which is pretty much my only social outlet, everyone my age is married. I mean that's great for them and everything but being single in the land of the married gets a bit lonely. They all do things as couples which is wonderful and I'm glad that they all have that sort of support, but they just don't have time for a single girl like me. I mean and even when they do women's retreats and such it's then me vs the married women again. I just can't relate to what they want to talk about, because no I don't have to deal with the problems associated with a husband or children. That doesn't mean that I don't have things that are on my mind and important to me. I just get really lonely. Even all of my old friends are married or will be within the next couple of months. As for family we are down to 4 of us that aren't married or at least seriously moving in that direction. I just need some single friends I guess, people that aren't concerned with their family. I respect and care about a lot of the women in my life but that doesn't mean that every conversation with them should be about their latest trials with whatever that child is up to. I know I sound like I hate their families but I don't most of these women I either have taught, am teaching, or will teach their children so I love their kids as well I just don't care for every conversation to be about them. I mean honestly do I need a daily update on little "bobby" and his potty training trials, or little "suzy" and her temper tantrums? The curse of being in the "wrong" stage of life I guess! I just don't fit what the average person in my town considers the right time frame, but that's ok I'm me and I have to live by my time not anyone else's schedule.