I officially feel like I am in the in-between.
Someone recently told me that they like this blog because it doesn't focus on weddings or babies. It's the in-between.
I am no longer single or in my 20's, but we don't have a family either. As Catherine at Forty Twenty Four, so nicely put it, we don't really go out on the weeknight, but I love a great Happy Hour. A perfect weekend for me includes Happy Hour on Friday- home by 10pm with a nice little buzz on. And while I don't party like I use to, I still don't want to talk to my parents before noon on the weekend.
Ideally, at least one weekend morning I'd stay in bed until to around 11ish, and the other weekend morning I'd be uber productive and maybe even go to my Niece's swim class.
I don't read the 'How to Catch A Guy' advice columns any more, but I also don't relate to the 'How to Keep the Sizzle in your Marriage' columns (usually at least one item on the list is 'go out on a date night and don't talk about the kids.') And I am still perplexed on why I get kid's clothing catalogs, and who signed me up to receive Redbook Magazine?
I also live between being too old for Ikea but too broke to really afford Design within Reach. I find most of West Elm too poor of quality and while I love CB2, I also sometimes think that they are going for the 'I just graduated from college cool kid,' which being almost 10 years out of college, I am no longer.
There are no Romantic Comedies about a married couple before they have babies. Just romantic comedies about finding love or having a family.
I buy Banana Republic on sale, and lust after dresses at Bloomingdales.
I don't own a home, but I obsessively watch people buy them on HGTV. In my head, I am that super savvy future home owner.
I also don't have kids, but with four nieces and nephews, I can tell you a thing or two (or twenty) about pregnancy, diaper rash, and what your kid should be doing when.
So I am officially in the in-between. I don't know if I've ever been here before. At least when I was single I could read the dating advice columns.
Well, anyway, this is my long winded way of saying that I feel missed. Misrepresented and just not represented at all. There has to be more than weddings and babies. Which is probably why this blog is focused on design and my wish to nest.
Am I missing something? Is there an in-between club that I can join? Who out there feels the same way? I am sure there is a million dollar idea out there for us in the in-between.