Ready or Not

Revealing necessary life lessons for single living


Ready or Not: Pay Those Taxes and Move On

“Getting my first job was a sign of independence.” I don’t know about you, but I remember the months leading up to my 16th birthday and how excited I was to finally be able to get a job. My first job. I had no complaints because I worked with children in a daycare. Those precious … Continue reading

Ready or Not: Moving from Place to Place

“However, I trusted that God would direct my path as I obeyed.” I left my father’s house when I was 17 to go to college. This was the first time I’d ever been away from my family for an extended period of time. As he packed up the car with most of my worldly possessions … Continue reading

Ready or Not: Ms. Fix-it

“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get frustrated each time some unexpected project came up that needed to be addressed.” As a single woman who has lived on her own for years, it’s safe to say that I’ve spent a good amount of money paying professionals to fix things around the house. When … Continue reading

Ready or Not: Can You Pay My Bills?

“The lack of education can keep those from marginalized communities in perpetual cycles of debt.” You don’t need to be single to learn basic life skills every adult should know. However, being single means juggling responsibilities that married folks tend to split between each other. How often do you feel like you’re responsible for remembering … Continue reading

Ready or Not: Cooking

“Your single years should be the time when you prepare yourself for marriage.” Fellow Navigator, have you heard something like this before? I call rubbish. My single years should be the time I prepare myself for life. It’s as if being a wife is solely about doing domestic work; it’s not. While I disagree with … Continue reading


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