Day 16: If You Planted a Time Capsule Right Now To Be Opened in 20 Years, What Would Be In It?

If I planted a time capsule right now that represented my life…what would be in it? Hmmm. I think I could probably fill it to the brim with books and call it a day. But that wouldn’t be very diverse, now would it?

There are the obvious things. My two books…words that will hopefully stand the test of time long after I’m gone. Writing is immortality, I suppose. It’s kind of nice knowing that 20 years » Read More

Dash of Sass: You Are NOT Alone

I received this question this morning from a Facebook friend and wanted to post it here, along with my answer, because I feel like this is an issue that many single women struggle with.

Mandy,

I keep trying and trying year and after and I am still alone. I pray every day. But everyone is a pair that I know and I am not included in anything. Many of my friends are married. I get excluded from the » Read More

Day 7: Where You Are in Your Life vs. Where You Thought You Would Be

Where you are in your life vs. where you thought you would be at this point.

Five years ago today, I walked away from the toxic, abusive, destructive relationship I was in and I never looked back. I didn’t have a blog, I had never sent a tweet, and I wasn’t The Single Woman. I was Mandy, the PR girl. I was on a completely different trajectory in life. I was newly single, my relationship with » Read More

The Single Woman’s 30-Day Blogging Challenge: Day 1

How do you respond to “And why are you still single?”

This is by far my least favorite question as a single woman. It seems to always be asked in an accusatory or suspicious tone, like either there’s something tragically wrong with me that has made me still single or that I should somehow be ashamed of the fact that I am, in fact, still single. I’ve never really understood the question, honestly. I mean, how » Read More

We Are All…The Single Woman

The following is an excerpt from my book The Single Woman: Life, Love, & a Dash of Sass:

Instead of “single & fabulous,” the life of a single woman in her late 20’s and beyond is all too often labeled “single & desperate.” Instead of viewed as a choice, “single” seems to denote a lack of options. Everyone seems to want to meddle in the life of the woman who refuses to settle; setting her up on » Read More

Dash of Sass: Why Sometimes ‘Giving Up’ is Good!

Quote of the Day: If you wanna fly, you got to give up the stuff that weighs you down. ~Toni Morrison The Single Woman Says: Today kicks off Lent, a season known in the Christian tradition as the 40-day period of fasting, prayer and penitence before Easter – or in single-lady language, a month and a half to become a better you. Though Lent is traditionally a » Read More

Stop Waiting & Start LIVING!

“I’m not waiting for anybody, anymore! I’m going to run as fast as I can, fly as high as I can, and if you want, you can come with me! But I’m not waiting for you anymore.” ~C. Joybell C. It seems that in the arena of love, singles are always encouraged to WAIT. Wait for God, wait for “The One” to magically appear…wait for the right timing, » Read More

Why Dating Should be Less Looking for ‘The One’ & More Having FUN!

“I’ve found that when you’re wrapped up in the process of dating and want so badly to have something work out with someone -anyone- it’s easy to forget that your choices aren’t limited to one person or the other. There’s also the choice I always forget about: To not choose anyone in order to keep myself open to someone who IS right for me.” ~Rachel Machacek I’ve been talking » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Kiss Loneliness Goodbye This Holiday Season

Quote of the Day: You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with. ~Wayne Dyer The Single Woman Says: Walking through the stores and the restaurants at Christmastime, it can be easy to look around at tall the happy couples walking happily hand in hand and feel a little lonely as a single person. If you’re not careful, you can even allow yourself to » Read More

The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Celebrate Your Single Life!

Quote of the Day: “Being single used to mean nobody wanted you. Now it means you’re pretty sexy, and you’re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.” ~Sarah Jessica Parker The Single Woman Says: For too long, the word “Single” has seemed to be synonymous with words like unworthy, desperate, flawed, unlovable. It’s ridiculous, » Read More

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