I'm new to this board, so please let me know if I'm in the wrong place.... I am 33 and just want to chat with some unbiased women in my age group who might be able to relate to how I'm feeling. Not sure if I'll use the right terminology- so feel free to on-board me.
I'm kind of all over the place with my worries and issues, so bear with me (although I'm hoping none of them are so uncommon). Let me start by giving you a quick run-down of my situation: once again, I'm 33. I have a job that I actually went to school for (fashion), I have a great boyfriend that I've been living with for about a year (been together a little over 2 years), but we're not engaged or married and we have no children. But he's the one, for sure. Recently, the baby boom hit all around me. My sister got pregnant, and then literally 10 other close friends around me quickly became pregnant as well. I have only a few friends left that are not married and/or pregnant.
I was raised in the Midwest to a somewhat traditional family- and I was definitely on a traditional "track" in my 20's, except that I didn't meet Mr. Right and get married. When I turned 30 and was still single, I decided to throw the rule book out the window and just let life unfold around me as it would. I truly embraced being single and being a little outside the norm, compared to everyone around me. 2 1/2 years ago, I