What the heck am I thinking starting a blog? Well, I’ve had some pretty big changes in my life. So let’s start with the nitty gritty – the TMI that you will learn to expect from this blog. I just got out of a seven year relationship, after being with the same guy since I was 18. We were to be married this July 10. Needless to say, we’re not getting married. Some pretty serious heartbreak, but that’s not what this blog is about. This blog is about moving forward. Discovering yourself after defining yourself by being with someone else for many years. Learning how to date (again). And loving the life you have, because you really only get one.
I’m starting this blog because I desperately wanted to read a blog about a single girl, a single girl like me. I Googled it every which way, and over and over the single girl blogs I found included girls who really were no longer single (umm, not much help there). Or, they lived somewhere fabulous like Miami or New York City, and I felt like I could never keep up with what seemed to be extraordinary lives. But, there are some good ones out there, which I will link to so you can read them too.
So, I’m Catherine. Great to meet you. I’m a public relations professional working in Richmond and living in the suburbs because I can’t parallel park (among other reasons, but that’s probably the biggest). I’m addicted to reality TV, chick flicks, the news and wine (whoops, maybe I shouldn’t start off calling it an addiction – it’s a hobby. Wine and breakups go hand in hand). I’m a hopeless romantic and I sometimes feel like a failure of a feminist because I can’t get enough of the Bachelor and I expect a good man to hold the door for me. But most of all, I’m still writing the story of who I am, and I feel almost lucky to have the chance to start over.
I hope you’ll join me for the journey into singledom. Any tips you have, please (for the love God), share them with me. And, if you are newly single too, hopefully I can provide some fun stories that will make you never want to date again. Just kidding, make you want to find love. Oh, and this isn’t just about dating. Because what I’ve learned is that life is not about who you are with, it’s about who you are.