Sunday, April 26, 2009

Single Sisters or Spinsters?

I always told my daughters not to even think of marrying before age 26. The reason for that was that, looking back, I felt I was unprepared to be a wife and mother at 23. None of them listened to me. All married before age 23.

My last daughter wed a decade ago. It seems to me that nowadays, young women are waiting longer to wed. I'm amazed at their opportunities and how they are capably seizing them and doing great things. From my vantage point as a woman who grew up in a time when my sex had more limited opportunities, it's an exciting time to be a woman.

However, it seems that with the freedom and choices come new challenges that I hadn't thought about.

I had dinner with some wonderful young women in Salt Lake City the other night, and when I mentioned that I'm a blogger, one of them mentioned a fun blog she had happened across that was dedicated to being a support group for single women in the never-married category. Spinsters she called them.

I've always liked the term 'Spinster.' It has a genteel, refined-yet-independent feel to it, but, to me, is a word from another century. However, reading this blog, I think it fits.

The blog is http://ldsspinster.blogspot.com/ Check it out. Then, if you know a single lady who is, say, past twenty-five that you think would be interested, pass on the link.

5 comments:

Kim said...

I couldn't believe my eyes when my blogger thing updated earlier today!! It was kind of freaky because I had JUST come across that blog that you linked in the post!! I recently learned of my RS president's blog (her's is "the basement office") and noticed that she had all these spinster links to her blog and she's part of that group. Crazy!! I just learned of this whole spinster thing, and I'm not sure what I think. According the definition I guess I'm a 3 year old spinster but I don't like to dwell on the fact of singleness. Reading those blogs it's nice to know others are feeling the same things but on the other hand I don't want dedicate so much time wishing for something that's not happening yet. Not saying I haven't done that, but now I realize I'm so thankful for all my blessings and opportunities that I have because I am single. I just recently started a blog that is helping me be the best me NOW, and I hope to look back and see my progress when someday the Lord chooses to bless me with my eternal friend! Life if for the here and now right?

Lori Nawyn said...

What a fun blog, Liz. Thanks for sharing.

Best,

Lori

Spinster in the City said...

Liz, This is a little late, don't know if you'll see it, but thanks for the shout-out. I got some hits from your blog!

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