Lifestyles

Are You a Serial Monogamist?

            While apps may make it easier than ever to meet and hook-up with any and every one to find a good match, to have casual fun, or to go out for a little while and then part amicably, that isn’t always the case. If we talk enough about people who are out every weekend… Continue reading Are You a Serial Monogamist?

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Celebrating Two Years of Ms. Independent

            The funny thing is if you give anything time your perspective changes. On December 15, 2018, I was heartbroken, sobbing to “All Too Well” in my car as I drove home after what felt like the end. It turns out that was only the beginning.             On December 15, 2019, my friends and I… Continue reading Celebrating Two Years of Ms. Independent

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11 Reasons Why I Swipe Left

This will be the first in a series of posts about my experiences with dating apps. In this one, I want to focus on the reasons why I, personally, am not interested in a person based on the information provided in a profile. Now, based on the app, that information may vary. Tinder provides minimal… Continue reading 11 Reasons Why I Swipe Left

Reviews

“Too Clever to Be Naive”: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

*Edit: This post was meant for February 20th. Several years ago, I dedicated my blog to love for the month of February. This is back when I blogged every day and didn’t write as many reviews, and by the end of the month I was absolutely sick of romance. Daring to tempt a repeat and… Continue reading “Too Clever to Be Naive”: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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“Do Not Go Gentle”: Matched by Ally Condie

Several years ago, I dedicated my blog to love for the month of February. This is back when I blogged every day and didn’t write as many reviews, and by the end of the month I was absolutely sick of romance. Daring to tempt a repeat and happy with the moderate success of Octerror, I… Continue reading “Do Not Go Gentle”: Matched by Ally Condie

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My Top Ten Romantic Comedies

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, the classic dinner-and-a-movie combo is the go-to date for couples everywhere. The Captain and I are making the same exact plan (with a few other flourishes), but it turns out that there isn’t really a good choice of romantic comedy out these days. The mid-90s to late 2000s blessed… Continue reading My Top Ten Romantic Comedies

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“Surviving Through Poetry”: milk and honey by Rupi Kaur

milk and honey is the book I needed to read when I was fifteen. There are poems in here that would speak to that angsty teenager in ways she needed, in ways that her own poems couldn’t. It’s the first poetry collection that I’ve seen getting any real hype in the book community and I’ve… Continue reading “Surviving Through Poetry”: milk and honey by Rupi Kaur

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2017: A New Beginning

A new year is like the first page of a new book: full of promise, optimism, and grand hopes for a happy ending. With that in mind and the depressing 2016 over, I’m glad for a new year and one where my entire life is in a state of upheaval and change. I’ve graduated from… Continue reading 2017: A New Beginning

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Dear Mom: An Open Letter to a Wonderful Woman

Dear Mom, I hope that your birthday getaway to Oregon was a much-needed and deserved break from your upcoming work deadline. I hope that you enjoyed your presents and the food, and loved being surrounded by people who love you for your special day. I hope that your 49th year will be a good one… Continue reading Dear Mom: An Open Letter to a Wonderful Woman

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Oceans Apart: Three Weeks Without The Captain

The Captain and I have been together for 1,208 days and—until recently—the longest we’d been apart was ten days, and that was in 2014. We live together, run errands together, and spend a great deal of time together. However, it was beginning to catch up with us as we’d started being described as an “old… Continue reading Oceans Apart: Three Weeks Without The Captain