Feeling kinda “flippy” – so, yeah I’m sitting at Lost Oak Winery making an actual list of:
What’s awesome and what sucks
about being a single girl in her 30’s…
Having the entire master closet to myself I can’t reach the top shelf
More Girls Nights Less boys nights
The boys my age have finally grown up I don’t know what to do with them
Being alone on Saturday mornings Being alone on Friday nights
Prettier than I was in my 20’s Not much dating experience in my 20’s
Running at 8pm because no one needs me at home No one needs me at home
Eating cereal for dinner Eating cereal for dinner
Doing what I want to on the weekends Working all weekend
Singing really loud in the car Driving myself everywhere I go
Making myself feel pretty No one sees me look pretty
Discovering all these new things about myself Having no one to share it with
Having all the covers to myself Sleeping alone
Loving who I am turning out to be Not being loved and truly seen
Doing dishes by candlelight Standing at the kitchen sink to eat
Finding out I’m strong as hell Needing someone to be strong if I’m not
Making my own way Making my way – on my own
The truth is…I love, love, love being a girly girl!
But as it turns out, it’s kinda hard to be tender and sweet AND tough as nails all at the same time. So, I am reminding myself today of all the girly things I love because, well…I purpose in my heart to be lovely despite the demands to be all strong and brave sometimes. I just refuse to let life make me hard.I love little DRESSES and strappy sandals. I love being tender-hearted. I love SAPPY LOVE SONGS and silly chick-flicks. I love being a good momma. I love TANK TOPS and flip-flops. I love laughing and crying…sometimes at the same time! I love LIP GLOSS and mascara. I love BEING SPECIAL to someone who is special to me. I love shamelessly FLIRTING with someone who’s got my back. I love having a sounding board because some days I just don’t know it all. I love being smart and SILLY. I love loving a GOOD man. I love making breakfast at 1am. I love learning that I can take care of myself because I am FREAKISHLY STRONG. I love BEING TAKEN CARE OF by someone stronger than me. I love being covered and protected. I love having my face touched and my LIPS KISSED. I love FEELING LITTLE in someone’s big strong arms.
I am totally a girl! And quite frankly, I refuse to let the “grrrrrr” days of life steal that away from me! And girls, I know you can relate, because well…we’ve talked.
So, this one’s for all the Lonely Girls strong enough to stay Lovely Girls!