Day 7: Where You Are in Your Life vs. Where You Thought You Would Be

Where you are in your life vs. where you thought you would be at this point.

Five years ago today, I walked away from the toxic, abusive, destructive relationship I was in and I never looked back. I didn’t have a blog, I had never sent a tweet, and I wasn’t The Single Woman. I was Mandy, the PR girl. I was on a completely different trajectory in life. I was newly single, my relationship with » Read More

Day 6: Sound off on the Quote, “Every Woman Has the Exact Love Life She Wants”

Sound off on the quote: “Every woman has the exact love life she wants.”

I heard this quote in the movie The Wedding Date a few years ago and I remember it hitting me like a punch to the gut. Is it possible, that contrary to what I’ve always thought, singleness didn’t just arbitrarily HAPPEN to me? Is it possible that I chose it?

Let’s examine the evidence.

I like my life. I like my schedule. I like » Read More

Day 5: The Biggest Misconception You Think People Have About Single Life

The biggest misconception you think people have about single life.

There are lots of misconceptions I think people have about single life, so I’m honestly not even sure where to begin here. I could probably rant on and on about this topic for hours! I think I’ll start by discussing some of the rude, crude, and extremely disrespectful tweets I occasionally receive from men who seem baffled by the sight of single women CELEBRATING their lives. » Read More

Day 4: Your Biggest Fear as a Single Person

Your biggest fear as a single person.

Re-reading some of the questions I came up with for this blogging challenge even makes me hesitate a bit and fight not to throw up walls – MAN! My biggest fear as a single person! That’s intense. And painfully honest. And I really want to deflect and say “Nah, I’m good! I don’t HAVE any fears as a single person!” But obviously that’s not true. So…here goes…

I would say » Read More

Day 3: Describe a Moment or Day When Being Single Was Really Awesome

Describe a moment or a day when being single was really awesome.

At the risk of sounding incredibly cheesy…every time I interact with you guys, my readers, I am reminded of how awesome this single journey is. Why? Because when I hear from all of you about how seeing one of my tweets or reading The Single Woman: Life, Life, & a Dash of Sass has inspired you to dream bigger, shoot higher, go for the » Read More

Day 2: Describe a Moment When Being Single Really Sucked

Describe a moment or a day when being single really sucked.

This is where it starts to get real, y’all! As you know, my message is all about loving and appreciating and celebrating your single life…BUT…doing it in a real, authentic, honest way. And if we’re going to keep it real with this blogging challenge, then I’ll be the first to admit that while 99% of the time, I love my single life…every once in awhile, » Read More

The Single Woman’s 30-Day Blogging Challenge: Day 1

How do you respond to “And why are you still single?”

This is by far my least favorite question as a single woman. It seems to always be asked in an accusatory or suspicious tone, like either there’s something tragically wrong with me that has made me still single or that I should somehow be ashamed of the fact that I am, in fact, still single. I’ve never really understood the question, honestly. I mean, how » Read More

The Single Woman’s 30-Day Blogging Challenge!

I was feeling the need to give my own creativity a little jumpstart, so I thought maybe you guys might want to join me! I’m going to attempt to complete as many days as I can. There are no rules except to write often and be REAL! No pretense here. Let’s do this!

 

The Single Woman’s 30-Day Blogging Challenge

1)      Your response to everyone’s favorite question: “And why are YOU still single?”

2)      Describe a moment or a » Read More

I Love Jesus, and I Love Scandal

“If you’re not having fun, you need to back up & find out where you left Jesus.” ~Pastor Bill Johnson

I love Jesus, and I love Scandal.

A lot of people would say those two things are mutually exclusive. Others, like Mrs. Sherri Shepherd, whose fun-loving spirit and message and obvious love of God I ADORE, grasp the concept mentioned in the quote above, and know that you can love the FUN of life and art and » Read More

Let Hope In

Hope changes everything. ~Pete Wilson

As single woman, I feel like one of the biggest challenges we face is hopelessness. All the daily warnings we get hit with (You’re going to be an old maid! All the good ones are gone! Your childbearing years are over!), the looks of pity we receive from family members and friends, and the unhealthy images of single life portrayed in the media and in pop culture can leave a girl » Read More

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