Kirsten is an LA-based writer, actor and all around slave to the entertainment industry. Most days she can be found drinking way too much coffee, playing one of three songs she knows on the ukulele, and genuinely over-thinking every interaction she has with every other human being she encounters. You can read more about her silly adventures at https://loveandadd.com/blog, or follow her on twitter @KirstenKnisely.
As a typical 20-something female stumbling awkwardly into adult womanhood, I am very much coming to terms with my sexuality. And I will say it’s exciting. I’m becoming more secure in the person that I am, carrying myself differently–more deliberately–and slowly discovering this, sort of, neon-pink feminine spark from within. Oh, and believe me when I say that spark is a very powerful thing. I notice it in other women, as well. I notice it in the way a woman walks, or the way she wears a black bra underneath a sheer blouse, or in her smile. It’s so powerful it’s almost tantalizing. There’s nothing sexier than a woman.
I’m just about 26, that age when you get invited to a lot of weddings. I’m at that age when older family members start poking you in the ribs and raising their eyebrows when the word wedding comes up, no matter the context. I’m at that age when people actually start discussing the concept of a “biological time clock,” as if it had any real relevance to you; and, yes, that topic generally leads to a discussion of your marital status.
And I’m all like, hold the phone! Does ANYONE realize that I am WAY TOO YOUNG to get MARRIED?
While I’ve come to expect evidence of new nuptials sprouting like weeds on my Facebook, the first thought that comes to mind when I see pictures of the ring is: bad idea. Hello?! Why are you getting married in your 20s? You’ve been out of college, what, 5 years? That means you’ve probably known this guy only about 3 of them. Honey pie, he’s practically a stranger. Unless you’ve been dating since college, which is sweet and all, but that means it’s likely you haven’t experienced dating enough to truly know what you want in a partner. This is a bad idea. Long inner monologue short: this might end in divorce.
And I think that is because my parents are divorced.
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