My Life of Riley
Hi, I’m Riley Davis*** and I’m a Wedding Coordinator. Did that sound a little 12-step ish? I have a few things to get off my chest. My friends tease me all the time. They say I’m living the ‘Life of Riley’, after all what could be bad… I own my business and my days are spent at the most luxurious resorts sharing a couple’s happiest moments. I get paid to attend to their weddings. What could go wrong?
The thing about being a Wedding Coordinator is I work most weekends. This tends to put a crimp on my social life. If that isn’t enough when I am at a party or bar and I meet a cute, single young man as soon as he finds out I make a career out of weddings, assumptions are made and he looks for the escape exit as soon as possible. As if going on even a single date with me ensures the end of their carefree bachelor days immediately.
Of course at a wedding I seem to be fair game for all the groomsmen. Single or not, (mostly not) they have a day off from their normal lives and look at me as an opportunity to have a little fun at the wedding, almost like a rental. In my position, weddings are simply the absolute worst place to meet a single man.
Neither of these situations bode well for finding an actual date let alone boyfriend. My mother and my friends can’t possibly imagine why I have not “snagged a guy” considering the unlimited supply I seem to meet.
But try explaining this to a mother whose only real goal (obsession?) is grandkids. Mom, I’m not ready yet… this is my “Life of Riley.”
© 2015 Cortney Clifford and Jennifer Levine
** Riley Davis is a fictional character written by Jennifer Levine and inspired by Cortney Clifford over copious amounts of coffee and a great deal of laughter. These stories are motivated by “What could go wrong”; any resemblance to actual events are purely coincidental. (and OMG we are SO SO sorry!)