The radio can be a bully. How many times has a song played on the radio and you didn't like, so you flipped to the next station that was playing the same song? No matter what station you found yourself listening to, the song was always on the radio. It was as if the radio is trying to tell you, "I don't care what you do, but you are going to like this song. I am going to force you to like this song." This is precisely what happened between me and my local radio stations. But, a positive outcome occurred. I began to appreciate the words from the seemingly ubiquitous pop song, "Love Myself" by Hailee Steinfield. The song so closely reflects the message of this blog that I couldn't resist posting.
I had my first "boyfriend" in kindergarten. I've place boyfriend in quotation marks here because I chuckle at how simple boyfriend/girlfriend relationships were in my childhood days. Feelings and commitment were foreign to me. My peers and I changed our boyfriends like we changes our socks. Boyfriends were only something we had in order to have something… Continue reading My First Boyfriend
You can always tell a woman's age by her attitude towards relationships. Women in their 20's are constantly second-guessing themselves; worrying about maintaining their crush's interest, and obsessing about how cute or athletic their beau is. Women in their 30's, on the other hand, are purposeful. They don't waste time; they have a five-year plan (which… Continue reading Dating In Your 30’s Vs Dating In Your 20’s
The article below articulates my thoughts on marriage and long-term relationships. Our choice of a life partner is the biggest decision we will ever make and as such, we should choose carefully, not hastily. Furthermore, our goal should not be to get married before our biological clock runs out of time, but to marry the right… Continue reading The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Life Partner
Hollywood is more than just glamour, parties, and paparazzi. In some cases, Hollywood can take the best of you and leave you at the edge of a balcony ready to jump, as portrayed in the movie, Beyond The Lights. Before this movie, I did not understand the motive and circumstances behind celebrity suicides. I'm not… Continue reading Hollywood’s Deepest Secrets: A Movie Review of Beyond The Lights
Every now and again, I'll stumble upon an article that describes exactly how I am and how I process information. This article, 16 Habits of Highly Sensitive People, describes me to a T. Sensitivity has its drawbacks but the silver lining is my writing. My ability to feel pain, sadness, happiness, and anger result in… Continue reading 16 Habits of Highly Sensitive People
We met when I was 8 years old. Old people referred to it as puppy love, which my 8-year-old mind did not comprehend. I was not a puppy and neither was he. I turned to him whenever I needed to vent or whenever I needed a good laugh. He always provided an outlet for me… Continue reading Love Affair
After being single for a long time, a woman can't help but wonder whether she has missed Mr. Right. Here's how I cope.
Regardless of whether you've ever compared yourself to me or not, the truth is that life has been no picnic for me in the last few years. I've endured some experiences that were so humiliating; I couldn't even gather the courage to post them on my blog anonymously.
No one told me it was going to be this way. Not that this is a bad way; it's just that no one really tells you about some of the ups and downs that you'll experience in your first real relationship. Your annoying friend who is always making updates about your relationship status on Facebook and Twitter forgot to mention a few things.
Some women behave as if the gates of hell will open up and snatch them up if they are still single on their 30th birthday. The pressure to marry is real to them, but not me. I am okay being an unmarried 30 year old. And here's why.
This link was a quick reminder that I do not have to do ANYTHING to attract a man. Being my beautifully amazing self is enough. A Daddy's Letter to his Little Girl
Birthdays present an opportunity for your companion to demonstrate how much he appreciates you. On this particular birthday, I received a rude awakening, I learned how much he cared for me. And unfortunately, it wasn't every much.
I've created a list of my favorite attributes. I started it earlier this year and have been adding to it as time passes by. Here's what I love about me:
I don’t make much commentary on pop culture nowadays because frankly, I don’t care about it. Very few artists on the scene inspire me and on a typical day, I listen to music from artists who do not even live in the United States. Beyoncé is the epitome of Pop Culture today. This leading lady… Continue reading Free Write Friday #2: Why I Heart Beyoncé
Conversations with an ex is one of the hardest things to endure after a breakup. Here's a typical conversation between exes.
Valentine’s days in middle school were always fun and interesting. Girls distributed candy and Valentine cards to everyone they knew. Boys gave their girlfriends chocolate covered hearts and teachers made pitiful attempts to teach a class full of distracted students. This particular Valentine’s Day started off as nothing special. I received the usual Valentine’s gift… Continue reading A Love Story for Valentine’s Day
Never underestimate the power of listening. It could help you get a date for Valentine's Day.
Love note from my BEST friend
Tips to combat low self-esteem