8 Benefits of Being Picky in Relationships

 

At the age of 23 you’d think by now I’d have some legitimate dating experience, but the truth is I’ve only had one boyfriend. Okay, I’ve technically had three but the first one was a short fling when I was fifteen and the other one barely lasted two weeks. And so, I’ve had one boyfriend.

During my many years of being single, countless guys have asked me out on dates and I’ve said yes to nearly all of them (unless he was creepy or I really just wasn’t attracted to him). I figure, why not give him a shot- he had the guts to ask me out, I’ve got nothing to loose by saying yes.

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10 Ways to Stay Motivated to Reach Your Goals

I know I’m not the only one who has days when I want to do nothing besides waltz around in my pjs, indulge in the finer things in life (aka pizza and ice cream), and binge watch my favorite TV shows until Netflix asks, “Are you still watching?”three different times. Sure, I might have planned on getting groceries and going to the gym, but the new Season of Orange is The New Black was just released and it’s too good to pass up.

But, like all parties, this one eventually comes to an end, and it’s usually when Netflix guilt trips me into being productive. So, I get up off the couch, sluggishly make coffee, check my email, get in the shower, make breakfast, call my mom, and do a hundred more things until it’s three hours later and I still haven’t actually accomplished anything. This is called lack of motivation, my friends, and I am not proud of it.

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20 Quotes 20-Somethings Need to Hear

Being in your 20s is an exciting and challenging time. So many changes are happening all at once and sometimes it feels impossible to do everything that is expected of you. Not only are you adjusting to living on your own, navigating different careers, and disovering what you’re passionate about, you are also still figuring out who you are.

Taylor Swift got it right in her song “22” when she says, “We’re happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time.” Does it get any more accurate than that?! Sometimes it feels like I’m on an emotional roller coaster and for those of you who are on the same ride, here are 20 quotes that you need to hear:

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6 Summer Salad Recipes To Excite Your Pallet

Salads are often labeled boring, bland, and not filling enough. When I used to hear the word salad I pictured a bowl of lettuce with a few tomatoes, maybe some onions, and too much dressing. If it came down to that or a burger, I would always choose the burger because burgers cure hunger pains and they taste amazing (also life is too short to not indulge on the good stuff). But a salad is more than just a bowl of lettuce. It can be flavorful, rich, sweet and tangy, or spicy, and I was on a mission to find the best salad recipes out there. Turns out, there’s more than just one! Here are six of my favorite salads I’ve found so far:

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The Importance of Being Alone

At five years old I was dressing up as a bride while my sister walked me down an imaginary aisle. At ten years old I was pretending to be Barbie while I reenacted her wedding with Ken.  At fifteen years old I was making Pinterest boards with specific floral and table arrangements for my future wedding. Now, at twenty three years old, I am working in a fine jewelry store spending most days dreaming up designs for my future engagement ring. Why is it that our entire lives are centered around falling in love and getting married? With all this energy spent making room in our hearts for someone else, how often do we remember to leave room for ourselves?

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Beginner’s Guide to Adulting

I’m fairly new to this whole “adulting thing,” and if you’re like me, you stay up late on week nights watching one more episode of your favorite Netflix show because, well, what’s another thirty minutes? Of course, your alarm is set for 6am, but you inevitably hit snooze for an hour and a half before your five minute shower, chug a coffee, skip breakfast, and run out the door kind of morning. Did you forget to put on underwear? Maybe, but no one will ever know.

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