Why the Next Generation Needs to See Women Thriving in Singleness
How to Restore Hope When You Doubt What's Possible
The Truth About the Expectations That Tell You You're Behind
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I'm laura — life coach for single women.
“You’re going to die an old maid” I’ll never forget those words. I had just finished expressing to a family member why I ended a relationship, and why, in all honesty, I felt that I’d rather be single than have stayed. What I wanted to say in that moment was that if dying an […]
“I am behind” Oh, how often I’ve thought this. Behind in my job. On my dreams. In my relationship status. We begin to internalize this belief from a young age. Our childhood is spent following much the same path as those around us, so much so that when the paths begin to diverge, our […]
In church yesterday, the pastor said something that struck me. Honestly, it wasn’t an earth shattering revelation, but rather one of those simple truths of the human experience. It went something like this: “As humans, we innately believe that if something feels good, it is good. If something feels bad, it is bad.” Oh […]
I was at a work conference recently and the speaker said something that I haven’t been able to shake. He was talking about how hesitant people are to do anything (in fact, they may even think its impossible) until they see someone else do it first. Then suddenly, once one person has done it, […]
A few months ago I changed the tagline of my blog to “Changing the Way We Think About Singleness.” Though I’ve been writing for several years now, I never quite knew what I wanted my message to be. Then I noticed a theme. My writing had become an extension of my own personal journey […]
What was your reaction the first time someone suggested being content in your singleness? I’m pretty sure my internal response was something like “Um sure, thanks for your input. Now please take that thought with you and get on up outta here. Also don’t come back. Thanks. God bless.” I literally could not wrap […]
A few weeks ago I posted a photo of “me and the hubs” at my family picture day on Instagram. (he’s pretty stinking good looking, am I right?!) Well here’s my real, very senior portrait looking photo from that day. And do you know what I love most about it? I asked for […]
“Wait, SHE’S getting married?” Sound familiar? Maybe those words have never come out of your mouth, but I’d venture to guess that as a single girl, at some point you’ve had this thought. (And if not, you’re a far better person than I am) You see people around you getting engaged. Maybe people who […]
Before this one, I had another blog, my first blog, called The Swing Set (swingsetproject.com). The mission of the blog was to interview elderly members of our community and inspire others with their wisdom and life stories. The first person I ever interviewed for that blog was a woman named Beverly. Beverly was never […]
Well friends, I’ve had a revelation. I recently took a work trip to Seattle, and while many say they never see anything outside of the meeting room and their hotel while on business travel, I refuse to take a six hour plane ride to see nothing but four walls in a different zip code. […]