The Glamorous Life of an Online Dating Expert

I may have mentioned more than once I spent a year as a self-proclaimed online dating expert. Yes, this girl, a senior  in college with only one serious relationship under her belt (the same relationship I’m in now) was handing out expert dating advice across the web. I didn’t just throw it out there, either. I proposed my ideas to countless websites and blogs. They agreed to my idea and accepted my content on their blogs. Despite my inexperience, I must have done something right. When I tell people I used to be an online dating expert, it usually results in a laugh, but do you really know what it’s like? I’ve decided to share the secrets, today, of the life of an online dating expert. Continue reading


Thoughts of New Apartments Generate New Desires

I continue to fantasize about a dream home, or at least a dream apartment. One of the things I want more than anything else is a library/office/creative space. I want this to be in one glorious room. I see nothing wrong with that. I blame Disney. They had a movie come out in 1992 where the princess was given a grand library and that has been my fairy tale dream ever since. Don’t think I leave out my boyfriend in all this. As I consider the ideal place for us to live, I try to image a place to display his action figures and our swords. I am on board with this whole home decor thing. The more people I speak about this with, the more I wonder where this feeling comes  from. Is it me? Is it a couples thing? Could it be possible I’m just being childish? Continue reading


My Broken Soul I See in Others

Today, I share one of those fun poems that reads almost like a story. I’ve mentioned how poetry was my way of figuring out the world. These writings I share every Wednesday helped me understand who I was. One of the best things about this piece is how it shows poetry did not really help me understand the world as much as people. The more I wrote, the more I wondered about my peers. As I watched them, I started to understand we were all hopelessly lost together. Continue reading


How Much Do you Fear Police?

Confessions: Cops terrify me. Some of you may be rolling your eyes at me right now as, in my 24 years of life, I’ve only gotten pulled over once (and it wasn’t even my fault). Nonetheless, police are scary people to me. If I happen to have one behind me while I’m driving, my heart starts racing. I start double checking that I’m doing everything right and start to second guess where my registration is. These stories we’ve heard recently have not been helping anything. For me, it all comes down to the power cops have over the public. If a cop is doing something wrong or illegal to you, there is nothing you can do in the moment. All you can do is report them after the offense or attack has happened. While I’m sure the majority of cops don’t act that way towards the public, I can’t shake this fear. Now, I’m starting to wonder, is this fear irrational? How many share my fear? Continue reading

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