I had strum up this idea 5 vodka sodas deep a night at the bar about a week after Thanksgiving. Men are cancelled. I had been "breadcrumbed" by a guy who had been chasing me for about a year, then got a fiancé, broke up with said fiancé, took me on a date where we … Continue reading Men are cancelled.
I woke up yesterday morning, my head was pounding. I could feel the mascara stuck to my eyelashes from the night before. I rolled out of bed, hopped in the shower. Pulled a black tank over my head and managed to put on my skinny jeans without feeling like I needed to vomit. Sunday regrets from … Continue reading I don’t hate Valentine’s Day
There will be one person, or multiple people, in life who hold your heart. They are capable of holding it for months, years, and possibly forever. Life seems simple when you find your person, because you no longer have to battle through everything alone. The person who holds your heart holds a piece of you … Continue reading The power to both love and destroy
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.
When I was in elementary school, my aunt had a friend named Joan*. I have vivid memories of Joan pushing me on the swings at the park. "Higher! Higher!" I would proclaim. My feet swung back and forth, then I'd proceed to flail myself off, attempting to land, but it usually resulted in skinned knees and Barbie … Continue reading Love will always be more powerful than ignorance
"Why didn't you write me? Why? It wasn't over for me, I waited for you for seven years. But now it's too late." "I wrote you 365 letters. I wrote you everyday for a year." "You wrote me?" "Yes... it wasn't over, it still isn't over" Sorry, ladies and gents. It is over. And it's … Continue reading Why I Never Answered Your Text
"I miss you," I confessed. The words slipped off my tongue leaving a burning sensation on my lips. I wasn't sure what I meant by it or what I wanted to hear in return. But I was speaking the truth. He went silent, I could tell that he was trying to figure out a way … Continue reading I miss you doesn’t mean I want you
Dear My Future "Whatevers," Hey there, it's me, Beth. I don't know if our relationship will ever extend beyond texting or if you talk to me just to hold onto the hope of having sex with me. We may get married, or our first date might make us want to run for the hills. You … Continue reading An Open Letter To All of My Future “Whatevers”
I am a firm believer in true love. I do believe that there is someone out there for me who will eventually sweep me off my feet and make me wonder why I ever settled for anybody else. There is a man out there for me who I will celebrate countless anniversaries, Valentine's Days, and birthdays … Continue reading I Don’t Want A “Better Half”
Many things about girls piss me off. That being said, many things about myself piss me off. Like how we often settle for guys who make us feel like crap simply because we want to feel desired. Or, how we send our pictures through 4 different photo editing apps and 20 filters before actually posting … Continue reading He’s still not that into you