Catherinette: A traditional French label for young women twenty-five years old who were still not married by the Feast of Saint Catherine. Let’s see, I’m not French, I’m not 25, and I am most certainly, not married.
Singleton: Non gender specific term somewhat akin to spinster, with less negative connotations (as popularized by Helen Fielding in Bridget Jones’s Diary). That’s me! That’s me!!
As young girls, we’re fed fairy tales of what life will be like when we grow up. We’ll live in castles with Prince Charming, a slew of dwarfs, and fluffy Forrest creatures. We’ll have closets full of designer hand bags and matching shoes. We’ll either be high powered executives, successful entrepreneurs, or perfectly happy housewives/mothers.
Those are dirty vicious lies.
Instead, some of us wind up home and alone on Friday night with a bottle of wine, a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, and the remote control. This is what’s happened to me…but you know? Being dealt such a hand certainly leads to some very exciting and fun stories!
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