October’s theme

It’s beautiful October, and here in the DC area the leaves have already started to turn. The neighbors around the corner have turned their entire yard into what looks like the set of a B-grade horror film a full month ahead of Halloween, complete with flying witches, cobwebs, and a council of wizards around a severed head. I checked this morning when I went out for a run — it’s not quite cold enough yet that I can see my breath, but we’re getting close.

A new month means a new theme. This month, we’ll be exploring the theme of being “my brother’s keeper”: How do I live for others as a single young adult when it’s so easy to live for myself?

So often it seems like we’re actually expected to live for ourselves at this stage. All of our major life choices — career, going back to school, moving, etc. — tend to be solitary choices, and so often we’re told, “Do what’s right for you.” Where do other people fit in all this? Perhaps even more importantly, on a day-to-day basis, how should I be making room for and taking care of others — whatever “others” God may have placed in my life at this point, whether they be friends, roommates, co-workers, significant others, or family members. As a single, unattached young adult, what’s my responsibility? Am I my brother’s keeper?

We’d love to hear your thoughts, and will of course be glad to accept guest posts. The queue has run down at this point, so we’re wide open for new posts from readers and friends. Please reach out to me or “Virginia” if you’re interested in contributing.

Also, in further housekeeping, we’d like to run “profiles” of other single young adults through the month of December. Ideally, we’d like to have one per day, if we can get enough interest over the next two months to put 31 together. Every person’s story is so different, and we’d love to share yours, if you’re interested. Again, just reach out to me or “Virginia,” and we’ll get that process started. (Don’t worry, you won’t even have to write unless you want to. We’ll do that part for you.)

Finally, if you have ideas for monthly themes or future post topics, please don’t ever hesitate to reach out with your suggestions.

We’re so grateful for your continued readership. Please do share this blog with your friends, “like” us on Facebook, and remember to follow us on Twitter — @Miss_Ladybug87 and @mb_baker.

Happy October! St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us!



3 thoughts on “October’s theme

  1. I’m not gonna lie, I don’t follow your blog religiously. HOWEVER, I did just today make my occasional stop by and notice in your twitter feed in the side bar that you saw To the Wonder and was blown away. For some reason I thought it an obscure movie, so was surprised to see you mention it, but I just happened to watch it the other day myself… the point is, and I know this doesn’t belong here, but I didn’t know where else to ask, would you consider writing a post about it? I’d be interested to hear your thoughts and/or interpretations.

    • Ha, appreciate the honesty! But glad you stopped by the blog today. Yes, I watched “To The Wonder” about two weeks ago, and it was the first movie I’ve genuinely enjoyed in at least two years. It touched on the most profound and difficult aspect of life: loving when you’re utterly dry and unable to experience the wonder. I’ll have to think about that — I’d love to write about it, but I think I want to watch it one more time before I try to put my reactions into writing.

      Just curious, what were your reactions?

      • Well it’s a bit complicated, but I found the priest most interesting, followed by the fate of Rachel McAdams–my heart went out to her. I was just surprised to see how the movie turned out, as in what it seemed to be about, considering the A-list cast. I should probably rewatch it myself, but I can’t really well fit a blog post in a comment, now can I? It would seem rude anyway. Maybe I will just have to start a blog and post once. 😉 I will keep checking back in hopes of seeing your thoughts on it one of these weeks!

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