No two pregnancies are alike. From person-to-person and even from pregnancy-to-pregnancy for the same person. It’s wild like that. There is no guarantee you’ll check off the typical boxes of symptoms, weight gain, health issues, or even feelings along the way. Some people really seem to enjoy it. They say it’s the best they’ve ever felt and the most attractive.… Read more →
Career Puberty. Gross.
Being a woman in my thirties is weird enough. I’m not married and I don’t have kids. So, you know, I’m “different.” I live downtown instead of the suburbs and I like to stay busy at concerts, tailgates, happy hours, networking events, and dinners out. Inside, I still feel like I’m 22. But I know I’ve accomplished and learned a lot in life and… Read more →
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 →
Why Dating Sites Are Better Than An Intro From A Friend
Ok, hang with me on this one. It seems a little crazy until I break it down. I’ve been in long-term relationships since I can remember. Honestly? Since high school (other than being single for half of freshman year of college). Until last year when I was single for quite a few months. I’ve blogged about it a lot,… Read more →
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 →
The “Gig” Life. Freedom, Inspiration, Anxiety.
After seven years of working in advertising, I needed a break. The majority of those years were spent working far too many 80 hour weeks. Often, I chose this because the work was worth it. Other times, I felt trapped and like I didn’t have a choice. Regardless, I knew it was time to try out something new and my… Read more →
Shit Women Do With Their Best Friends
Hint: It’s not all pillow fights in cute panties. Only sometimes. 1. Pee with the door open. When you’re mid-conversation, no walls should be built. All communication must continue to flow as easily as possible. Restroom breaks aren’t even allowed. 2. Send the same semi-racy photos that they are sending to a dude. Because you need someone that… Read more →
Christmas for Her
Gift-giving is hard, right? Gift-giving is even harder when you’re trying to make it personal. But if you’re like me, it’s so satisfying to watch someone open a present followed by a spark of “wow, this person really thought about what would make me happy.” Yeah, a list isn’t necessarily going to solve that problem, but hopefully it’ll give you… Read more →
Now, It’s Just About Being A Good Human
For awhile, I tried to keep my mouth shut. This election has been loud, hateful, and disgusting and I really didn’t want to add any fuel to the fire or welcome shitstorms of hate into my life. I’ve done my best to not post things on social media, but occasionally I would slip when I’d see post comments getting out… Read more →
Things That Go Through Your Head After a Breakup
Maybe the dudes have some of the same, but this is for the ladies. We’ve all been there. One minute we’re happy someone crappy is out of our life. Then, a spider shows up to obviously kill us when we’re sleeping. Hang with me, these aren’t all sad. Of course, some are. But many are funny and completely irrational too. Read more →