Countdown To Fall
Nine days away from the official beginning of Fall (Autumn) and thoughts are running high in my family about clothes shopping. My daughter is a major shopper – I am not. She goes to a store or a mall every single day – I kid you not. It has become a joke between us when she calls, instead of a hello, I ask “What did you get today?”
She now has a legitimate “excuse” for her daily excursions to the stores – a growing child. “I had to come pick up some fresh fruits for Lia to take to day care tomorrow,” she laughs as I tease her about another trip to the grocery store. Yes, her hobby is not restricted to baby clothing stores, which she visits at least once per week. As a child, when she visited her grandmother, she would be sent to the “shop” (corner store) three times a day so this habit is well-formed.
I, however, dislike clothes shopping so much so that I will put it off until the middle of the season, when I can no longer bear the cold or the heat of the season in whatever grab I am wearing. On Saturday, I did the only shopping that is most enjoyable to me – for home decor – and how glad I am that my trip took me to meet a kindred spirit. As wonderful as that was, yesterday when a friend invited me out to get something else that I have put off, I balked.
Many Women Are Heavily Inked
More and more women it seems are getting inked and knowing that my desire is to get a small semi-colon tattoo on my wrist before 2015 ends, a friend tried to coax me into going yesterday afternoon. I resisted, citing housecleaning duties and then simply told the truth, “I am scared.”
Many of the women featured in this article in Salon magazine might have been scared at first as well but ink they did. They were not concerned about the labels,
While White women may be given more space to experiment with their body modification, women of color, lesbians, disabled people, and other already-marked bodies will be interpreted more harshly, as multiply “deviant.” People of color’s bodies are often criminalized and discriminated against; with the addition of heavy tattooing, these pressures can become magnified. Lesbians and bisexual women may face additional stigma if their tattooing reinforces a butch appearance, but less so for a feminine one.
Read the full article here and share your thoughts with me and whether you will help me boost my courage and go get my spot of ink done before Fall ends.
Fall Dating Plans Anyone?
Another thing on my agenda, maybe, this Fall, is finding a date. Kidding! I am quite happy living the single life and so too are many women in my position.
We are having fun, doing what we love, when we want to, at whatever hour of the day that we choose to do it and living life to the fullest without anyone crimping our styles. Then there are others who are unhappy being single, some of them are under 35 years old and have certain ideas about life, love, marriage and happiness.
My intention is not to talk them out of these ideas but to present to them that one does not have to wait for a relationship to be happy. That conversation will take place this evening at The Spirituality Centre where I will be holding a Live and FREE Webinar. If you are within this age range, please join me. Also, do check out this article about the challenges some educated women face with dating and share your thoughts with me.
Our afternoon post will feature Katelyn Roth and her article about “9 Things You Should Consider Doing This Fall.” Do Subscribe and receive a daily email update of our posted articles and check out Katelyn’s suggestions.
Fall is a special time of the year. As one author says, it is a time “of taking stock of all the bounty and provision we’ve been afforded. A time for itemizing our blessings and recounting our joys.” How will you be doing that this Fall? Share with me your plans in the comments below and maybe I can add an idea or two from your list to mine.
Be blessed and remember to dance today!