To My Future Husband, This I Vow To Thee Today–

I believe singledom-hood is a very important and unique time in one’s life that should not be taken lightly, because it is when we are able to experiment the most with identity formation, without too many harsh consequences. It’s kind of like being in teaching school–because teaching requires so many in the moment judgements and […]

The Disadvantages of Being Single (Part II)

I entered single-hood three? four years? ago (hey, when you are at the end of your dating rope, these things kind of just run together). I wrote “The Disadvantages of Being Single” (which got an overwhelming response) at the beginning of this journey, and now that I’m a more seasoned veteran, I’d like to add […]

Along the Road Towards Love

I love hearing stories of how people met their significant others, and despite the fact that every story is very different and very unique to the couple, every story carries the same two threads: when you know, you know, and that timing, while we cannot always predict it, is always perfect. I’ve heard stories about […]

#ReclaimDating: Why You’ll Find Me on Tinder

If you have reached the part about “Combating Anxieties 20-Something’s Face” in Happily Never After, you might be surprised to find out that I joined Tinder this week. How hypocritical of me, right? I joined Tinder to take a stand. I believe, as 20-Something’s, we need to #ReclaimDating. Here’s what I think the problem is: […]

My Irish Heritage

The great journalist, Joe Sinisi, once told me, “You have to go back to your native country. You have to know where you come from”. Ireland has always been a country that’s on my bucket list to visit someday, all the more so after I received this fascinating infographic from the guys at The Water […]

His Engagement Announcement

I know that many of you are on the edge of your seat to find out how I reacted to last week’s big news; yes, that long term boyfriend, in fact, is engaged. I received the message after one of my friends texted me (and then another one of my friend’s called me, and stumbled […]

Celebrate Girlfriends: Perceptions of the Body

As a general rule of thumb, I never comment on girl’s bodies, especially when I notice significant changes, unless I know for certain these changes have been made in a healthy way. My sister, for example, just lost 30 pounds. I can comment on her change, because I watched her eat and work out in […]

I Hate Dating (Part II)

In case you were wondering, I still hate dating. (You can check out Part I here). I hate how much time dating seems to suck out of your life. It usually goes like this: you meet someone. Then, you spend the next day, telling all your friends about him, deciding if you like him or […]

20 Travel Tips from a 20 Something, to a 20 Something

I think every 20 Something needs to travel, whether it be simply to new places in their state, or completely new countries. I just completed my third European excursion, and feel the need to share some wisdom with other 20-Something’s as they embark upon their own expeditions: 1. Determine the purpose of your trip: The […]