Dating is a Jungle, Yes. But You’re Not a Lion. Stop Hunting.

May 27, 2014

Dating is a jungle. You go out to the bar on the weekend and stand in a pack with your friends, eyeing other packs and watching to see if they’ll make a move. At our core we’re all animals, and these instincts come out when we’re dating. It’s unavoidable to some […]

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You’ll Never Have Enough Money or Free Time. Travel Anyway

May 26, 2014

This past weekend, one of my best friends from high school came into town to help me celebrate my birthday. It was an amazing visit, and I’m SO glad she came. The ticket wasn’t cheap and she had to use days off, but it was 100% worth it. Her stay […]

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Four Things You Can Learn About Love From People Who Do It Really, Really Well

May 21, 2014

Yesterday I finished up teaching my last memoir writing class at an assisted living facility nearby. I think the seniors there enjoyed the class, but holy shizz did I learn a lot from them. We did a lot of writing and sharing what we wrote, but there were times when […]

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Why Being Too Professional is Overrated (As Illustrated by Chrissy Teigen)

May 19, 2014

Lately I’ve watched closely as the world falls in love with Chrissy Teigen, wife of John Legend, supermodel, and hilarious tweeter. I’ve loved Chrissy for a while, but it’s so interesting to me to watch the world catch on. We can learn something about Chrissy’s “shoot from the hip” brand […]

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Why You Want To Be a “Girl’s Girl”

May 15, 2014

You’ve probably heard the term “guy’s guy” before. It refers to a dude who gets along with other dudes and is probably interested in one or more of the following: a.) sports b.) beer c.) ladies. Being a guy’s guy is thought of as a positive thing. There’s value in […]

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Sometimes I’m 99.9% Sure I’m Never Going to Get Married

May 8, 2014

Each day, I find myself thinking “I’m never going to get married” at least once. Over the past few days, the number of times that thought crosses my mind seems to have increased steadily. The best part is that I don’t think “I’m never going to get married” due to […]

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Volunteering is the Best Thing Ever (Aka The Time I Beat Bingo Night)

May 7, 2014

Last night I taught the first of three memoir writing classes at an assisted living facility near me. I won’t lie, I was BEYOND nervous to teach the class. This was for two reasons: 1.) I’ve never taught anything before and 2.) I didn’t know what to expect. Would the […]

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If It’s Not “All of Me” Level Then It’s Not Worth It

April 30, 2014

By now we’ve all heard John Legend’s song “All of Me” which is basically an earnest, amazing love letter to the high-sterical and beautiful Chrissy Teigen. If that song doesn’t make you swoon and probably even tear up a little then I don’t know what will. But this song also […]

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I Keep My Match.com Account Mostly for Amusement. This is Why.

April 28, 2014

I’ve taken a step back from dating lately, mostly because I’ve been super busy with work and developing new friendships in Charlotte. However, it’s also partially because the process of dating started to drive me crazy and I realized it wasn’t making me happy or enhancing my life, so why […]

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Remember: You Don’t HAVE To Go On a Second Date

April 14, 2014

When I first started dating, I went out with a few different people and was pleasantly surprised when I didn’t encounter a disaster date situation. I kept waiting for it to happen and it didn’t. In fact, I think I’ve only been on one “disaster” date, and even that wasn’t […]

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