two years

Two years ago I suffered a broken heart that I thought could never be repaired. These days, I’ve never felt more whole. Here’s to the single life. And in my sister’s words…Happy Independence Day.

on changes

Sometimes I think I forgot how to write. Like I’m creatively handcuffed – stuck in a routine that I can’t seem to break out of. Which, in a sense, is a total tragedy as writing has become my own version of a security blanket. I still find myself writing all the time in my head –…

on turning 26

I turn 26 on Friday, October 14th. Five days. It’s almost weird to think of how different life is now than I would’ve guessed a year ago. I recently came across this photo that was taken in April of 2015. I was 24, had just been dumped and was on the tail end of recovery…

guys get dumped, too // part 1

My good guy friend from college (seriously, one of the best guys I know) reached out to me this weekend with a mega-bombshell: he was dumped.Considering he’s a writer himself, he suggested a brand spankin’ new series for this blog: GUYS GET DUMPED, TOO. It’s easy to forget this little fact, when we ladies are…

on facing those tinder nightmares

I’m mad. I’m angry. I’m insulted to the point that my fingers are a-buzzing and I need to get this out into the universe. They say that dating is a game. Sure, I’ll play. I’ve done the apps. I’ve done the “act cute in a pizza place and get picked up by some weird guy…

on auditioning for ‘the bachelor’

I do a lot of things for this blog. And I’m willing to do a lot of ridiculous things in life, mainly since I’m a collector of stories and love being able to tell people (in detail) about the crazy things that happen. So, that all being said, a very patient friend and I ventured…

on learning how to fly solo

Once today is over (Feb 14th // Valentine’s Day), I will have officially made it through every holiday throughout this first year of being single. Hallelujah!! Granted, considering the nature of the holiday, this one may the be the toughest one yet. My friends and I planned ahead – “Galentine’s” Day brunch (aka booze) and…