As I said during this episode, “Sometimes I think I’m an alien from another planet.” Close family and friends seem to find it strange that I don’t desire the traditional lifestyle that many people singularly strive for their entire lives.
This can be hard to explain to my loved ones, who want me to be happy and think the road to happiness and fulfillment is paved with children and marriage.
I’ve come to realize that I’m not oriented to think there is one perfect path to live. Sure, I’m open (as you know) to finding someone and perhaps settling down with one person, but I by no means think this is the end goal of life, therefore I don’t see my life is a failure if I don’t take the traditional path.
Love hearing all your feedback. Until next week...
Emily, don't let people try to convince you that you need therapy because you have the audacity to be comfortable in your own skin and content with being single. Mind you, there's not a thing wrong with therapy, and you don't need to be suffering from anything to benefit from therapy- but I think your friends and family are being unfairly judgmental about your lifestyle because they don't personally relate to it. I'm a single girl, close to your age, never been married, no children (and have never even heard the faintest of ticking from my "biological clock"). Like you, I'm used to getting perplexed and then sympathetic looks upon confirming my single/childless status for those who inquire. It doesn't bother me, so why should it bother anyone else? We shouldn't waste our time or energy trying to manufacture a "happily ever after" life based on societal timelines or expectations.
Love love u Emily!!! U r so open about everything, I think u r original & authentic! Xoxo Julia
I hope that therapy can get you the help that you need so that you can lighten up and truly enjoy life a bit. You always seem very sad in the eyes.
Thank you! It's so great to see someone on tv who's doing their thing, their way, and HAPPY! Many of us who are not married with childre and that whole thing are not pining for it. We are LIVIN', man! One adventure at a time....or multiple adventures.....I travel like crazy, I love hard, I laugh hard, and I fall hard sometimes too. It's great to see your shiny, happy, curious face on tv showing the world that -- hey, it's all good and it doesn't all have to look the same.