For me, it’s being able to afford a set of Louis Vuitton luggage—yes, even the hat box. But when you picture your ultimate self, is marriage always part of the equation?
Actress Lauren Graham, who charmed us as uber-cool mama Lorelai on Gilmore Girls, says that despite being single at 42, she considers herself a glittering success—and I do, too!
“I’m in a profession where two percent of people are working, yet there’s still this implication that you’re not completely successful if you’re single and in your 40s,” she told More magazine.
Sometimes, we feel the need to be the perfect everything—friend and daughter and boss and wife and mother. Personally, I do believe it’s possible to have it all—but maybe not at the exact same time. Everyone has different priorities, and we each operate on our own timing.
But Lauren says that while society might wag its finger at her for not being in a relationship, she’s focused on pleasing herself.
“You learn to give yourself a break,” she explains. “I want to continue to celebrate where I am and not be apologetic. Whether I’m 43 or 60, I want to say, this is where I want to be in my life, because, hey, this is it.”
How do you define success? Is marriage part of the equation for you? Do you feel any pressure to tie the knot?
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