Crying Over Them Won’t Pay the Bills

Crying Over Them Won’t Pay the Bills

Heartbreak sucks. Period. Around this time last year, I was mulling over the fate of a five-year relationship. Things had been strained for some time but, complacency. We finally broke up in April; neither of…

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8 Dating Myths and Half-truths

8 Dating Myths and Half-truths

I think we teach people a lot of wrong things about love and relationships. We teach people a lot of dysfunctional things about love and relationships. We also teach people ideas that are only true…

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4 Ways to Embrace Your Singleness

4 Ways to Embrace Your Singleness

Once the newness of your single life wears off it can start to feel like a punishment. Over the past year I’ve come to terms with the fact that I don’t know how long I…

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The Art of Unlearning Love

The Art of Unlearning Love

don’t become a monster in the process of fighting one. or loving one. @kingjasminemans At 25 I’m unlearning love. It’s mildly embarrassing and pretty funny when I take a step back. All the men I’ve…

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to the women waiting with baited breath.

to the women waiting with baited breath.

There is no badge or award for loving a person past the expiration date. Your worth is not tied up in the fact that you stayed long after s/he left. Stop making yourself a martyr…

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Situationships, the “Courting” of 2018? Or Nah?

Situationships, the “Courting” of 2018? Or Nah?

Per usual I was talking in one of my many group chats when the topic of courting came up. Specifically, the notion that old-fashioned courting needs to be brought back. You know, varsity jackets, spending…

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for girls who found something better to do.

for girls who found something better to do.

Thirty-something plus days into 2018 and I found something better to do. Something beyond waiting for a text back, wondering when I’ll meet THE guy, asking myself if I came off too ‘independent’ on that…

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Take Your Space: The Art of Choosing Love

Take Your Space: The Art of Choosing Love

I still feel like I’m apologizing for the space I take up in this world. Avoiding looking around too much in public so my eyes won’t intrude on anyone’s day. I pride myself on minding…

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Quarter Four Cut Offs

Quarter Four Cut Offs

I cut myself off today and it stung a bit. I cut myself off from accepting less than what I want because the only other option is having “nothing”. Today I decided to experience some…

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these are the sounds of love makin’.

these are the sounds of love makin’.

Love sounds like ‘As’ by Stevie Wonder. “Check your account.” “You hungry?” “Did you eat today? Why not babe? Here, order yourself some food.” The silence of really listening to you when you speak.  Asking…

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