Milestones for the Modern-Day Single Lady

Every popular woman’s  magazine has, at some point, run an article about things a woman should know by a certain age or lifestage. One of my favorites, by Pamela Redmond Safran, ran in Glamour Magazine.  It’s a smart and fun list of her take on life’s milestones for the 30-year-old woman.

But there’s another list “out there” that makes me roll my eyes when I think about it.  It’s about the milestones of adulthood and, even though I’m deep into adulthood chronologically, I don’t really qualify as an adult according to this list.  You see, sociologists have traditionally defined “the transition to adulthood” as being marked by five milestones:

  1. Completing school
  2. Leaving home
  3. Becoming financially independent
  4. Marrying
  5. Having a child.

Did you see that?  According to sociologists, I’m not an adult. I have not advanced to Stages 4 and 5; I’m stuck at Stage 3!!  No husband.  No kid. Yikes!  Continue reading

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EleanoreW

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