Single Barren Spinster
Australia has a comedienne called Kitty Flanagan. This is a great way to start this post. I’m going with it.
I read a brilliant article where she explains why she is reclaiming the title Single Barren Spinster. She explains in this article she planned to have children if the circumstances were right.
Partner/Husband/Significant other – Tick, tick, tick
Baby – Tick
As she got older, the clock started ticking and she states she didn’t want to do it alone. The above seemed important to her.
And I agree, I completely agree. In my teens, I thought by my late 20’s, I would have a husband, two children, my own interior decoration business, a retail outlet, holiday’s overseas, a house, etc.
Oh God! Teenagers are so naive, aren’t they? And now, alas I’m 46 years old (47 by the time this goes live, however) none of the above happened.
I quote Kitty Flanagan and being a Single Barren Spinster to any carer and they look at me for a moment. I tell them in the dictionary under ‘Single Barren Spinster’ is a picture of Kitty Flanagan.
Then there’s a picture of me.