Single Life Vocation: It’s Not as Bad as You Think

Tonight while at Mass I was either forced to listen to a video presentation on the vocation of married life, or daydream for the next 10-15 minutes or so. What did I choose? I chose to half-listen; I know that’s kind of bad, but when you have no interest in the married life and you know that your parents aren’t physically married any more (for those who don’t know/recall Daddy‘s been, hopefully, in heaven for almost 10 years now) it’s kind of hard to get excited about this weekend being World Wide Marriage Encounter Weekend. As I listened, or rather half-listened, I realized the Catholic Church seems to glamorize marriage and seem that it’s not ideal to be single or even widowed. That’s so sad; especially because while in school (elementary school that is) I remember during Vocation Awareness Week that I was taught that some people are called to different types of vocations other than religious or married life — some are called to the single life. Even back then I remember thinking it would be cool to be called to the single life. I thought married life, despite my parents having a fairly successful one, seemed very stressful because you not only had to be faithful to your spouse you also had to raise several kids (because everyone knows that as a Catholic you’re supposed to always be open to the possibility of pregnancy and childbirth), support the family financially, stay true to the Gospel, and who knows what else. I also found the vocation to the religious life would be hard because you always have to be up early for morning vespers, there’s a time to be completely silent, and you live a life mostly of solitude. I was never an early morning person until a lot later in life and anyone who knows me very well knows it’s hard to keep me quiet. So the vocation of single life seemed the best fit for me. I still think this way and even though I may never have a family of my own, it makes the most sense for me to live my life vicariously with everyone else’s family or spiritual life. It’s a very fulfilling life and not as stressful as far as financial burdens and staying faithful to your spouse as you wouldn’t have one to worry about it. Anyway, that’s my spiel on why the single life vocation isn’t really as bad as you think.

Love and prayers, as always! ❤

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About Christy

I enjoy: my family, my faith life, photography, drawing; writing, working on cars, basketball, football, and baseball. These are just a few of the many things I like...you'll just have to read my blog to know me better to know more of them. Other things you may not catch on that I enjoy are: cats, angels, ballroom dancing, Christian music, camping (being one with nature and all of God's creations), traveling, cherry and apple blossoms, and the colors blue (in all shades), white, black, dark purple, and SOME shades of pink. (Rainbows are cool, too. And I'm NOT a lesbian! Although, I'm friends with some gays and lesbians as well as a few transgenders.) I am Roman Catholic. I graduated from Johnson County Community College, where I majored in Animation in hopes of fulfilling my dreams of being a computer generated animation movie maker. I also have a degree in Corporate Communication from Avila University. I'm currently employed at Nestle Toll House/Haagen-Dazs (at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park), I own my own business -- C & S Productions, L.L.C. (check it out at http://www.csproductionsllc.com), and am single. My favorite time of year is Winter and the Christmas season! It's just so...well, I can't put it into words. ^_^ Lastly, I am 36 years young!
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