Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Just a rant... thanks.

This weekend I'm heading out to Cali with some friends to bask in the lovely desert sun. However, every time I venture to California I feel a little, um, pasty. As my Mom once said, 'oh dear, you have such beautiful milky white skin'. Eeks! Blah! When you want to fit in the California beach scene, milky white skin is not what you want to have! The truth is, I am not only going to California for beach time. I'm going for a mid-singles conference. Yep, good fun for the over 30's! Actually, it's the part of the trip I am not so excited for - yet, it's what we've planned the trip around. AHHHHHHHHHH!!! In some ways it's the same way I feel about my older single adult ward. I know I should just leave if I'm not happy, but I fear that going to a family ward might be an even bigger adjustment. I mean, at least I know the quirks and craziness of a single adult ward.
I think what bothers me most about singles wards, singles conferences, etc. is that they are just a big ploy to get people together, and get married. Which, you know, I want to get married someday, and I want all of these other people getting married. BUT, there's something about it that drives me crazy! I know what it is, but I can't verbalize it. Anyone in the single scene know what I'm talking about?
It's a funny world, I'll tell you that.
Good fun in California. Ah well, if all else fails, we can go to Disneyland.

4 comments:

Mama Cher, Ok, fine, it's Sharon said...

I think I know what you mean...that's kind of what it's like to go to BYU. Everyone trying so hard to get married that it makes it difficult to just have fun and be friends. But you will have fun even if there are a bunch of weirdos there. You are always the life of the party- ooo, maybe there will be karaoke! Then you will blow everyone away!

hilary said...

Rant appreciated and unfortunately...all too well understood! YIKES, what's a hot single girl to do eh? Thanks for your comment, its hard work that certainly pays;) We need to get together soon. I will actually be down there all this week for some training so how is your Satuday night looking...or is that when you will be in Cali? Let me know!

The Jensen Family said...

OK SO I DONT KNOW EXACTLY BUT I CAN IMAGINE BECAUSE OF THE TALKS WE HAVE HAD. AND I DID GO TO THOSE SINGLE WARDS FOR A WHILE AND THEY ARE EXACTLY THAT. TRY TO ENJOY THE TIME AWAY! COME VISIT US WHEN YOU GET BACK!

Fran said...

I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. I hate it. Part of me wort of wants to go to the older singles ward, but I'm so happy in my family ward that it scares me to readjust to a singles ward again. blar.

Keep your chin up! Life is wonderful! And I got to see you at UVU last week, which was great. :)

Heidi