Tag: dating

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Did That Just Happen?

Oh wait, no way. You’re kidding. He didn’t just say what I think he did, did he? But, he did. He said exactly what I thought he did. Unfortunately, it’s more about HOW he said it than WHAT he said. Guys, I got broken up with via text. I am addicted to my phone. Accused and charged, 100% addicted. I… Read more →

Let Them In.

Knock knock. Who’s there? THE PEOPLE THAT LOVE YOU, MOTHA FUCKA.   I hope you weren’t expecting a clever “knock knock” joke up there. I really just wanted the chance to say “mutha fucka” on my blog.   But think about it for a minute. On a scale of one-to-ten, how great are you at letting the people that love… Read more →

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Work No Longer Defines Me.

I wrote about learning to disconnect and then I revealed the beginning feelings of starting a life of freelance work rather than full-time, in-the-office, work-for-someone else work. And they share some common themes. It’s a new way of life and, although it’s not always easy, it’s rewarding in ways I didn’t expect.   I’ve caught myself talking about this subject a… Read more →

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Know When to Fold ‘Em

It’s cliche to bring Kenny Rogers into this, but c’mon. We all know that beard has magic powers.   I’ve been spending a lot of time talking to people about what makes them happy. Career-wise, personal life-wise, and just in general. I’ve talked to people in their twenties and thirties, mostly. So, yeah, it’s a bit skewed. But common themes… Read more →

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Maybe This Life Is Enough?

This is going to be a hard one to write. It’s a post I’ve been thinking about for a long time, but writing it means it’s more reality than I want to admit.   We all have moments of, “Oh shit, is this my life? How did I get here?” It’s natural. It’s normal. In that moment, we start to… Read more →

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That One (Short) Time I Dated A Sociopath

Listen. We’ve all been burned. Things go wrong in relationships and often you’re left without solid closure. It sucks, but it happens.   But this is different. This is that mystifying, “wtf?”-inducing, “did you die?”-questioning kind of shit. I’m talking, “wait…whaaaa?” stuff.   I started dating a dude that was a bit older. After a few months of this dating… Read more →

Being An Adult Is Hard.

I just had a conversation with my lifelong best friend in which we both shared the same sentiment: being an adult is overwhelming, sometimes disappointing, and a heavy weight on our shoulders.   Friend: Sure do miss our sleepovers. Your Dad’s house. Bottom bunk. Dead AIM – both signed in. Me: Life was easy then.   But we forget what mattered at… Read more →

Dating: You’re Most Likely Terrible At It

As an adult, dating is incredibly exhausting. We’re lucky enough to have the technology that let’s us qualify people before wasting time meeting in person, but even that takes an huge effort. Who has time for ten conversations at a time – especially if they’re all basically the same?   I haven’t dated around for a long time – since college –… Read more →

That’s Love

“Wow. You really, deeply loved him, didn’t you?”   Those were words just spoken by a former co-worker. I was actually taken aback by how surprising and deep that statement was. I immediately thought, “why is that shocking?”. But, after a conversation, I realized that the way I loved my ex wasn’t really all that common these days. And it made… Read more →