Aubrey is one of my repeat sponsors, I think she's been on my sidebar more than anyone else! I love having her there and was excited that she chose to come back this month and I'm excited to have her guest posting today. It's no secret that Aubrey is single, and the majority of the people in her life are married and have kids. I always love Aubrey's positive attitude and love this post that she wrote about her single life.
Growing up I always thought about being a wife and mother. I guess I kind of assumed those things would naturally happen so I didn't think much about it. My college roommates and I stuck together for the first 3 years, and then they started getting married. I still didn't think much about it. I was busy having fun and getting through school.
After college I met 3 sisters. We were best friends from day 1 and lived together for years and years.
All of my college roommates and friends were married with babies, but I still didn't worry too much about it. I was too busy working and having fun. I stayed close with my married friends and enjoyed spending time with them, but I also had plenty of single friends to spend time with.
I lived with these girls for years and years. We traveled everywhere in a pack. Most people thought I was their sister. I still didn't worry too much about it...
Until the last one got married. I still had/have single friends, but all of a sudden I started to worry about it. Maybe things weren't just going to naturally happen. All of a sudden I was a single girl living in a married world.
Everyone around me is married-co-workers, book club, dinner group, church friends, bloggers, sisters. I spend a lot of time with married people. I could be sad and miserable that all these people have what I so desperately want, but instead I embrace it. Of course it would be nice to have someone to come home to at night, to make big decisions with, to take care of me, but it's also nice to have the freedom to come home when I want, to make decisions for myself, and to be strong and independent. My life is most definitely not going at all like I planned. Being a wife and mother hasn't naturally happened, but my life is still turning out to be pretty great.