Saturday, August 21, 2010

the last single woman in America

I'm almost finished reading a book called The Last Single Woman in America by Cindy Guidry. This isn't one if those 'woe is me, I am single' books. This is a book about a single woman sharing her relationship experiences, thoughts on love and why she is still single and it's peppered with humor. I can hardly put it down.

I'm not sure a man could relate to this book but I can safely say that every woman I know, single or not, could get something out of it. Kudos to Ms. Guidry for putting her feelings out there for the world to see.

The most recent chapter I finished was titled "love". In it, Cindy is asked by a man who has reportedly never been in love to describe what it's like to be in love.

"So how do you describe being in love? It's illogical and therefore defies rational explanation. I'm pretty sure it's a temporary form of insanity brought on by a weird chemical reaction that's been cleverly designed to trick people into agreeing to spend the rest of their lives together. "

Given my experience, I guess I can see that point of view.

I mean, it MUST be temporary insanity. All things considered, I should be depressed right now, mourning my last chance at true love, etc., etc... but instead I'm sitting here with a goofy grin on my face and a huge case of the giggles. What's that all about? I don't really know but I know enough not to question it. Good things are happening and I'm going to let them happen. Why not? I deserve to be happy as much as any one else. I'm not going to punish myself for past mistakes.

I think that everything in life comes with a lesson. If we learn that lesson, we get to move forward. If we don't learn, we must repeat the lesson. I have learned. I'm ready to move forward. What ever lesson is next, bring it on!!

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