To break the monotony of a day at the office, I often listen to Podcasts. I like podcasts that offer insight on a variety of topics, while still entertaining me in some way. Last week, I discovered How To Fix A Broken Record, a podcast based on a book of the same name. The podcast's… Continue reading On My Playlist: How To Fix A Broken Record Podcast
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
As I grow older and become more confident in my decisions, I realize how much I used to share with friends and relatives in order for them to validate me. I also realize how precarious of a position this is, for no one on this earth will understand you better than you. Looking to people for approval for who you are and what you're doing makes them into a god. And, ain't no one on this earth is worthy of that title.
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
Recently, my friend mentioned to me that she was done with relationships that are "long stories." We all have friends that when you ask how her boyfriend is doing, she says, “Let me tell you what happened yesterday or last week” and then, she proceeds to tell her version of a long story. Long stories, in my friend's experience, never ended well. Her advice: leave any man that gives you a long story and move on.
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.
She's in a relationship now. Flirting with other men is no longer an option. She receives a text message from an old admirer. Gently, she tries to tell him that she is no longer on the market. And this is what happens.
"I feel like a grown woman, now," I told my girls on my most recent birthday, "Ain't nobody got time for that!"
An indicator of self-respect is one's ability to say "no" when needed. It's only the 16th day of the new year, but it seems as though 2014 will teach me how to say that two-letter word.
You're finally over the guy you thought rocked your world. It was a messy breakup so you two did not remain friends. In fact, you can't remember the last time he crossed your mind. When you two initially broke up, you felt like the world was ending. But now, you're smarter, wiser, and have a… Continue reading The Only Thing I Want To Hear From An Ex
Along with dozens of other qualities I desire in a lifetime partner, his potential to make money, his current income, his beliefs and money practices have been recently added to the list. This is a huge deal to me, for I always endorsed the fantasy that all I needed is love in a relationship in… Continue reading I Ain’t Sayin I’m A Gold Digger…
Always have your vex money at hand, when a man takes you on a date. You never know when he may leave you with the check!
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