I walked by him at a party, surrounded by strangers and the piercing sound of rap music that I had no interest in listening to. I had never seen him before, despite him being in the same grade as me. "Beth's the kind of gal you take home to your parents," he drunkenly announced to his … Continue reading When you expect something to come out nothing.
"Alright, now on the count of 3, everyone move your tassels from the right to the left," he spoke, "Congrats class of 2015 and welcome to the UMass Alumni family!" I went along with the motions, placing my tassel on the other side of my cap, careful not to ruin the decorations that sat on top … Continue reading I graduated, but I don’t feel any different…yet.
Too often we define our lives by our disappointments. Our failed attempts to control things that simply can't be controlled. Our emotions, our heartbreaks, our "you're not good enough" stories. Too often we place the world on our shoulders, attempting to solve problems that simply can't be solved in the moment, or ever. We feel, … Continue reading Pain is inevitable, but so is happiness.
"Did you intimidate him, Beth?" my friend asked in response to my recent grievances about a guy. The question caught me off guard. Immediately my fingers violently tapped on the glass screen of my iPhone, firing back a response to defend myself. The question felt like a burning arrow aimed straight at my ego, roaring bright with intense … Continue reading “Did you intimidate him, Beth?”
It's not you, Pinterest, it's me. Wait, no, it actually is you. You're a bully.
I was going to title this post "This Is What Happened When I Met A Tinder IRL" discussing about the time I unintentionally met a Tinder boy in real life a few days ago. The encounter was awkward, as expected, but the awkwardness seemed unwarranted for. He sat at a table at the bar with … Continue reading I don’t want my love story to start with tequila and Tinder
I've decided to work on my Fitness section to not only motivate myself but motivate my readers too! If you've read my piece, "The Monster in the Mirror" it's about my issue with body image. It's something I have always struggled with for as long as I can remember. Some days, one look in the mirror … Continue reading #KAYLASARMY: Kayla Itsine’s BBG!
Henry* was undoubtedly charming. He was a few inches taller than I was, with long eyelashes and a face full of scruff. He was as humble and kind as they come, quirky and awkward at times, but in all the right ways
"She's crazy," says the indecisive ex-boyfriend who was sexting her the night before. "Dude, she started acting all possessive and texted me non-stop," remarks the ~*4 EvA*~ lifelong bro who refuses to commit yet introduced her to his family. "She's all of a sudden needy. I mean, like, we're not dating or anything," mumbled the dude … Continue reading Don’t Call Me Crazy And I Won’t Call You An Asshole.
I woke up in the passenger seat and his hand was down my shirt, cupping my breast. He moved his hand around the inside of my shirt, repeatedly feeling me up for several seconds at a time. I asked him to stop, politely. He asked me for money that I didn't have. I apologized, then asked … Continue reading I was intoxicated.