Empowering Discussions

The Marriage Question.

What’s the rush to get married? Growing up with a single mom created a different family dynamic for me. I think if that is what you want than go for it, but marriage just holds not interest for me. So I really like this new website I found. “What’s the Rush?” TM is the motto of SheNOW, a new on-line community supplying council and guidance to women who are not rushing into marriage or who are opting out completely.

SheNOW will offer guidance, advice, tips, and tricks on all aspects of being a young professional woman. This includes, but is not limited to, career, relationships, friends, health (mental and physical), inspiration, humor, travel, goal attainment, financial security, and articles on “living it up!” The focus of the site is to encourage women to learn more about themselves and what they need before making the important decision of marriage.

I really like this statement from the creator of SheNoW, Brenna Smith “We were given life not with the goal of weddings and procreation, but with the goal to accomplish our dreams, see the world, have adventures, and to embrace all the wonders our one life has to offer.” Brenna created her business after refusing to cave into the pressure she felt to settle down before she was ready. I am on a new adventure with mny new books and I love that other women feel that is as important as any other options life provides.

Women of all ages will contribute articles to the site. Interviews will offer advice from women who are putting off marriage and those that have been married and are now divorced. Women will learn to focus on themselves first and create a successful, healthy version of themselves prior to marriage. As the website states, “We believe that wedding bells can ring when, and IF, we want them to and that women should use their twenties for self-discovery and adventure.”

Visit SheNOW.org and see for yourself!

Empowering Discussions

Sink or Swim

“No wonder your heart feels it’s flying, your head feels it’s spinning, each happy endings a brand new beginning, let yourself be enchanted, you just might break through to ever ever after” This song, Ever Ever After from a movie titled “Enchanted” is stuck in my head. Even though I feel the saying “happily ever after” is silly, I love this part of the song.

I don’t want a fairy tale romance, a prince or a castle. I do want to feel enchanted by life and find the magic I believed in as a child. I miss those days when I believed anything was possible and that there really were magical beings, supernatural forces and adventure in every forest, dark attic or foreign land.

I want to feel alive. I crave adventure and a mission that will take me far away from all that I know and submerse me in a new story.

Someday will never come if I continue to play it safe though. Starting today and for the rest of the year my goal is to jump out of my safe zone and see what happens. I would rather sink in a wild ocean filled with my true passion than swim in a calm stream filled with doldrums of a boring life.