Feisty Single Women and The Holidays
So, how do feisty single women celebrate the holidays when most movies, TV specials, and holiday show feature couples celebrating the holidays? I know what works for me but I have often wondered what works for other feisty single women like me. I interviewed a few women in this category and their answers may surprise you.
Mary remarked that she is simply too busy making her children’s holiday special that she does not have time to think about her single status right now. Their lives, activities, and her work fill her life right now. She is just fine with that.
Karen remarked that she is happier by herself because she does not have to cook and eat food that she does not like, clean up after anyone but herself, that she never bought him the right gifts in 27 years of marriage, and that she and her children do not have to put up with his insulting comments about everything they did to create family traditions. Christmas is actually fun and peaceful, just the 3 of them.
Catherine is so busy playing auntie that she hardly even notices that she is not part of a couple because she shares Christmas with 9 great nieces and nephews. Christmas is so fun through the eyes of children as they play, run around outside, and stuff their faces with goodies. She is right there with them through all of their celebrating. This sounds like great fun.
Patricia takes her children to serve turkey dinners in the shelter. She always remembers how truly blessed her life is after talking to a few of these women. The least of their worries (and hers’ too) is having a man in her life. Just getting a job, a place to live, and health benefits is all these women truly want and need. Be glad for what you have in your life.
Lori, however, is so glad that she has a great guy in her life for this the second Christmas in a row. (She is not yet married, so I do consider her single). She truly loves being a couple and has been so very elated these last 2 Christmases. Life as a couple is what she wants.
I am a feisty, single woman who will continue enjoying holiday celebrations without my former sad, sullen, and morose “Scrooge” like guy, a sad sort who never got the true meaning of Christmas. I celebrate holidays with friends and family many times throughout the season. Each celebration is filled with lots of fun, laughter, and joy. To be honest, I do watch my share of Hallmark movies and am always glad for anyone who gets their happy ending, whatever that may be.
Create your own holiday traditions, feisty single women and enjoy your holidays on your own terms, in your own way, and in your own style.