Friday, April 18, 2014


Ask Baba Yaga: I've Been Single for 9 Years & I Feel Like I'm Missing All the Boats

Dear Baba Yaga,

I'm 33 years old, and I have been single for almost NINE YEARS. I haven't been unhappy! Or at least only sort of. But I feel like I'm hiding from life in my endless single-ness. I think I could be happy in a relationship, but I haven't even really tried. I haven't really sought out, or stumbled on, anything. Everywhere I look, friends are getting married and having babies. I feel like I'm missing the boat. I feel like I'm missing all the boats! What should I do? Should I force myself to "get out there?" Should I accept myself as-is? Love feels so distant, and alien and unfathomable to me now.


) You are too young to stand on the land forever. There will always be boats, but is it truly that you wish to catch your first when you are Crone? –To be . a true Well & Good Crone as I you must have had many transformations, many lives & shapes. What is : distant alien unfathomable is what boat-riders go in seek of. You have much time yet to spend in comfort & the being with things you know. If unspoken to, what is alien & unfathomable in you will drag behind you ( always like a mangled & uncared-for boat.

Previously: "Is Intuition Even a Thing?"

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. She's taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at AskBabaYaga@gmail.com.

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I wish everyone could hear the voice I hear in my head for Baba Yaga when I read these... but probably everyone hears their own Baba Yaga voice?


Oh wow. This is heartbreaking.@y


Thank you Baba Yaga, this one resonated with me so much. It actually makes me feel like crying but. well. life. is. tough. And it's time to get on with things and make a new concerted effort at connection & to not be discouraged or take disinterest personally.

The Green Lady

Thanks, Baba Yaga.

I try to seek uncharted territory in other parts of my life, but it has never occurred to me to treat romance and relationships with the same wanderlust.

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