spinster: an unmarried woman and especially one past the common age for marrying
Or in the twenty-first century, a free and independent woman who doesn’t desire to be legally shackled to another human being in order to achieve… well, anything.
I read a lot of classic children’s books. If I had a brother, my fate would be to keep his house for him and the village would mutter about me being an old maid and I might teach something nice and gentle like the piano. But I don’t have a brother and my only sister can do her own housework and I can’t even play the piano anyway.
These days, you’re not a social failure for not being married at 31. These days, you might be a social failure if you don’t drink tea, coffee or alcohol, have a romantic partner or any interest in having children. So I’m a disgrace and this is a lifestyle blog, all about the life and times of an old maid in the twenty-first century.
My other blogs:
I Am A Polar Bear – a blog about travel, adventures & the frozen north.
Arctic Bear Books – a book blog