Do you identify yourself as a single and childless woman (age 35+)? Are you hoping to live your life to the fullest now, instead of waiting to let your life begin until you meet special someone? Would you like to stand tall and thrive despite a societal stigma about single and childless women? Are you interested in building a community of women in similar life circumstances through honest conversations about unique joys and challenges of our lives? If so, this group is for you!
At each gathering, we will discuss a short online article, video, or a podcast episode that addresses different issues and views around women who are single and/or childless. Please try to read/watch/listen to the material before coming, if you can. If you can't, don't worry! I use those materials just to prompt and enrich our conversations, and I'm happy to share a summary. I hope you will find those materials relatable, inspiring, or thought-provoking, though. In any case, our goal is to have some good conversations to develop meaningful friendships!
A little about myself - I'm a single woman without a child (obviously!) in my mid-40s. For a disclaimer, I am neither a counselor nor a life coach. I am starting this group just because I would like to create a community that I want, instead of waiting for it to fall on my lap!
Before signing up, please read the following:
• This group is a mix of women in different places in living single and childless. For example, you can be single and childless by choice or by circumstance. You may be loving it, or you may be struggling to embrace your life that is different from what you thought your life would be like. Regardless of how you feel about being single and childless and how your life actually unfolds, you are welcome to join this group as long as you strive to live your current life to the fullest and nurture friendships with others like you.
• This group is not about dating. Dating can be in many members’ minds and lives, and it can come up to our conversations, but it won’t be the focus or purpose of the group. So, if your primary interest is to talk about dating (e.g., to process your dating experiences, to share dating tips, etc.), there is nothing wrong about wanting to do that, but please don’t occupy the conversation with that.
• This group is limited to those who identify themselves as a woman, single and childless, and 35 years old or older (no upper age limit). Within this framing, women from all walks of life are welcome!
• You are asked to contribute $2 at each event that you attend to help cover the Meetup subscription fee. Please bring change, and thank you.