Hi there Kris,
I thought I would drop you a line and give my two cents. I have been reading your blog for quite some time, and you come across as a young woman who is put together and intelligent. Please do forgive me if this is out of line, but you also seem to have a vulnerability that I can only assume is from having no steady boyfriend to speak of. Call me old fashioned, but I think every woman needs a man to take care of them. A lovely one like yourself should settle down with a good man who will take care of you so that you don't have to.
I left out the rest, but this is his main idea. I apparently need a man to take care of me because I'm just a female - I don't know how to. (This is where you're supposed to picture me twirling my hair and shrugging while batting my big dumb eyelashes).
This email actually reminds me of that blog post I did last year about the chick who told me to be more 'delicate'.
|Like... I'm totally just a girl! Am I, like, smiling enough?|
I am single. I live alone. I run my own business.
I do most things on my own, I pay my own bills, run my own errands, and take care of my dog and apartment and everything else on my own.
It's called being self-sufficient. Independent. And it's not a bad thing. In fact, it's the opposite.
My friend, you were correct when you said you may be old-fashioned. In 2011, women are strong personalities who take care of their own shit and are damn proud of it. Relationships are partnerships, not daycares.
Bottom line - this chick's doin' just fine. Thanks for the concern, but trust that my next serious boyfriend will be my equal and not my caretaker.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go get out my tool box and do some plumbing.