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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my TBR I’m avoiding

Top Ten Tuesday has returned.

It happens every week! How come I am NEVER ready?? Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my TBR I’m avoiding”

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Alone at Christmas

I upped my meds this week.

I’m amazed at how much better I feel.

I made it to Saturday Morning yoga for the first time in two months. I wrapped all my Christmas presents. I joined friends for karaoke, even though it was past my bedtime.

Additionally, a whole host of dark thoughts about singleness disappeared. I no longer spend nights crying in my bath tub.

One extra pill was enough to banish weeks’ worth of depression and despair regarding my relationship status.

Now, instead of clogging my brain at every moment, the thoughts sit waiting for an opportunity.

I don’t have to reach very far to find them. Continue reading “Alone at Christmas”

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Feminism Month

It’s that time again!

(I meant to post this yesterday, but ended up falling asleep in a nest of blankets on my kitchen floor instead. I may be ill.)

I didn’t finish all the books I had lined up for Spiritual Health month. Part of that is my fault: I kept adding interesting titles to my list and ended up with over 30 books. I have a problem.

In my defense, the Seattle Public Library refuses to relinquish titles I’ve been waiting on for a month. A MONTH.

While I waited for those books, I kept snagging titles from female authors, like a memoir about marriage by Ann Patchett and a book on pregnancy by Angela Garbes. One copy of Bossypants and several women’s history tomes later, my feminist books outnumbered my spiritual texts. Continue reading “Feminism Month”

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How to Talk to Women in Their 20s

Church people hate me.

At least, it’s hard not to feel that way as a single woman.

For over a year, I’ve watched people panic when I show up without a partner. I’ve been asked, “Soooooo hooooooow’s wooooooork?” more times than I can count. I’ve had others explain things to me that I already understand.

I thought I was the problem. I doubled-down on small talk, asked lots of questions, brought wine to Bible study.

Still I got panicked smiles, questions about college, the dreaded, “Hoooooooow’s work?”

I thought, Maybe these people are uncomfortable around singles.

Enter Tim. Continue reading “How to Talk to Women in Their 20s”