WARNING: Overhaul in progress

A few posts ago I mentioned how 25 Single White Female was on the lookout for new writers. Out of this new wave of talent, I have been thinking more about the evolution of this space and I want to prepare you for some bigger changes that are coming up. A name change, a structuring change, a change in spirit are all on the table. Are you excited? I know I am! What do you want to read/see/hear about? Tell me! (The collective) we will make it happen.

Yours ready to paint this room a new color,

25swf

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Settling Down

A friend posted this on my wall the other day…

Little did she know “settling down” has been on my mind A LOT lately. Partially due to the fact that my best friend is getting married and we’ve been dress shopping a few times in the past month. Mostly due to the fact that (whether I like it or not) ever since I was a wee-one, I imagined getting married and doing all those things married people do. Which is odd because I had no central man figure in my life growing up (which I have a post about coming up) and my mom never dated. Like never. Marriage wasn’t something I was actually exposed to as a child…it was still something I romanticized.

And let’s be real. Damn Pinterest is making me feel a little antsy about settling down. All those amazing wedding ideas just flashing themselves at me. OF COURSE I have to pin them…in a board I call “Futures.”

But at the end of the day, I know I’m not even ready for that. I have plans to move in the next year. I have a lot more to worry about, and it doesn’t involve lace sleeves and trumpet shapes. I still daydream. And I wonder when I know when I’m ready? I guess I’ll know when I’m asked. And for some reason this video made me feel better about it all. Like I’m not the only one…with fears of suburbia (see my Revolutionary Road post) and the urge to settle down.

Yours feeling less alone thanks to Kimbra,

25swf

Filled in (a little bit more)

About three months ago I told you I was going to do some crafty projects, in an effort to fill in the time. And I wanted to take you along for the ride, updating you about my progress. Well, let’s just say my progress was made in one fail swoop. I hadn’t touched the stuff for 3 months until a couple of weekends ago.

I did it all in one evening. So, there really was no progress to be updating you with. Lame, I know.

I find that most things on our to-do lists can be done in one fail swoop. We just have to get to it.

So here are the results! I did a couple more windows than I mentioned, bought a couple of decorations, but my board of inspiration is still pretty empty (I’m working on that next!). I’m using my 2001 camera here so excuse the crappy photos. I tried to make them fun using picnik.com (which is my favorite).

The improvements: Continue reading