On Being Single at Thirty-One. Hello 2014!

I am a Thirty-one year old single woman who  loves her life the way it is. I have so many creative pursuits.  I have my own cozy little apartment that’s a constant art project in progress. I have a fulfilling career. I cultivate deep and profound friendships, of which I have so many. I am […]

On Daddy Issues.

According to attachment theory, our attachment styles in adult relationships were established when we were mere babes, based on our relationships with our primary caregivers, or parents. I just realized that this year I’m working through my relationships with my parents through my relationships with men. The idea of daddy issues suddenly popped up for […]

On giving yourself permission…to be bad.

When I reflect on the tumultuous romantic relationships I’ve had in 2013, I realize that there’s a huge theme here. For the first time in my life, I’m allowing myself to get involved with the following (THIS IS SO NOT ME): politically incorrect men; masculine men with high sex drives; “married men”; emotionally unavailable men; […]

On the first day of the rest of your life.

February 13th was my last day of work. Yes, I resigned. Brave? Irresponsible? Weak? How would you describe it? My burnout symptoms were manifesting themselves deeply in my body. My body has been aching, I have been sleeping and the smallest task was starting to feel like it needed a huge amount of energy. I’ve […]

On match.com

Okay, so I’m a seasoned online dater. I’ve tried all the big sites (Plenty of fish, Ok Cupid & Lava life) on and off for 6 years now, with varying degrees of success. Well, online dating has gotten me some great lovers, plenty of dates and allowed me to meet some really nice people. I’m […]

On being grateful.

When things are tough, not better time to count our blessings and be thankful! I have decided to reflect on things I’m grateful for in 2013: I’m grateful that I have a job.  I’m grateful that I can afford to live on my own. I’m grateful for my spacious one bedroom apartment. I’m grateful for […]

On Burnout.

I think I’m actually burning out, like in a bad way. And looking for a new job might not be the answer. I mean, that’s what I thought for the majority of this year, as I started to think about sectoral changes and doing something completely new. I thought that was the answer to my […]

On Vision Boards.

So I created a vision board this weekend for my year of 2013. It’s not totally finished; I’m waiting for a few more bold words to come my way to include. But, here it is. I think it’s beautiful. It’s meant to inspire me. It’s supposed to be raw, and vulnerable so that I remember […]

On people rooting for the career girl in me.

This past week I have made a decision to leave my current job by March 2013. The job market is tough out there and I don’t have anything lined up, but I’m still going to do it. Part of what made this decision easier for me is because I realized that I have so many […]