Welcome to my blog Dolce Zitella. Doesn’t it sound like a decadent dessert? It’s not. For those of you whose roots do not trace back to that lovely boot-shaped country, let me translate. Dolce Zitella means “sweet spinster.” That’s right, I’m a woman of a certain age who’s never been married. It’s okay with me, but the word spinster seems to press a lot of women’s buttons. I mean, really, it’s only a word. But if shrouding the word in a layer of mystery and romance makes some people feel better, so be it.
While I have something to say about being a single woman, that’s not all I have to say. So it doesn’t really matter if you’re single or married, younger or older. After all, my younger sisters – I used to be you. Whether you’re adding highlights and lowlights, dying your hair “granny gray,” or covering your gray, whether your hot body is the reward of working out or the result of menopause induced hot flashes – we’re all part of the same sisterhood.
Like you, I’m just trying to balance career with the rest of my life, whether it’s spending time with family and friends; meeting a new man; being proactive about my health; trying out a new recipe; embarking on my latest home improvement project; taking a night class; engrossed in a book; binge watching a television series; or searching for that perfect shade of red nail polish…
Dolce Zitella will be updated every other Thursday. Visit and bring your friends.