If you’re a single, 20-something Latina without a S.O. and/or a family of your own, you’re probably swimming through uncharted territory. According to your parents at your age, they were way more responsible than you… but mostly because by that point they had a spouse, two kids and one on the way (a kid, not another spouse).
If your only one on the way is a burrito order, the struggles below might be yours, too.
You might be the only single prima at family weddings.
Wait, automatic dibs on all the groomsmen? Apúrate… to the church! ?
Your parents worry when they hear you’re rolling up to a party unaccompanied.
And it wasn’t until you realized that walking in alone made you feel like ^^. What used to scare you is now a point of pride.
You have no one to share tia’s tres leches with.
Your engaged primas can’t eat it. They have a white dress to fit into. So you make the sacrifice for them to let them know you care.
It’s all up to you to finish that mimosa pitcher at brunch.
Everyone else is pregnant/nursing/”trying.” Think of the children!
People tell you your standards are too high.
But still not as high as the divorce rate.
No one waits up for you every night.
You don’t have to answer questions like, “Were there any guys there?”
Your parents are spending un montón on your siblings’ weddings.
Congratulations, you are the new favorite child.
You cook a bistec for one.
And get to put extra mojo because there’s no one to get in between you and your one true love: garlic.
You don’t go on first dates often.
You know, the kind that make for more entertaining stories than Telemundo.
Your boo’d up friends ask you a ton of questions.
Like the newest nightlife spots because they never go out anymore.
Sometimes you have to travel alone ?.
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…To visit places your mom only dreamed of at your age.
Your parents don’t understand the things you’re doing in your 20s.
Which kind of makes you feel like a badass pioneer.
In fact, being a single, young, professional Latina is kind of a culture shock.
Which makes you fall even more in love with just doing you.