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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What Does “Busy” Really Mean?

April 8, 2014

Since I’ve started full-time freelancing, I’ve been spending a lot of time figuring out how to structure my day. I need to make time for developing relationships with new clients, while also working on existing projects, invoicing, and taking classes or reading so I can stay on top of changing […]

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The Real Value in Long, Long Friendships

March 30, 2014

When things are going a million miles an hour at work and in life in general, it’s easy to focus on how far you have to go still. You’re so zeroed in on a goal or an obstacle that you don’t stop to take a minute to appreciate how much […]

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The One Thing You Can’t Forget to Do When You’re Dating

March 26, 2014

When you’re dating, you spend a lot of time focusing on other people. You’re wondering what they’re thinking or what they’re up to or what they meant by that text. All of this is fun and exciting and a little nerve-wracking and great. But while you’re in the midst of dating […]

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This Is What Online Dating Sites Should Actually Ask

March 24, 2014

Based on personal experience and what I’ve heard from friends, I think online dating sites have it all wrong when it comes to the questions they ask male daters.   There’s too much room for fibbing and hiding weird quirks and whatnot. Disclaimer: there are awesome people to be met […]

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Sometimes The Worst Things Are Actually Exactly What You Need

March 18, 2014

A few weeks ago I was laid off from my job. Though I had been worried that this might happen, when it actually did I was shocked and devastated. For a brief moment, chaos ensued. I had just signed a year-long lease in Charlotte and was starting to make great […]

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How to Take the Stress Out of Online Dating

March 16, 2014

When I first became single I expected that dating would be fun and exciting, and in many ways it is. You get to meet different kinds of people, have interesting conversations, and find out more about what you want in a partner. But at the same time, it can quickly […]

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