love & anxiety: two things that i know a little and a lot about, respectively.

The following post was written for the blog, Peace & Penguins,and tackles the topic of Love & Anxiety- which are two things that I know little and a lot about, respectively. When Alisha asked me to write a guest blog post on Love & Anxiety for Peace & Penguins, I thought that it would be an easy … Continue reading love & anxiety: two things that i know a little and a lot about, respectively.

40 days and 40 nights later…

As I vowed in a previous post, http://livelovelearnbreathe.com/2012/02/23/40-days-and-40-nights/, my Lenten promise was to give up all contact with the man known as Cleveland.  To be fair, I did break that pact, but only once.  (Sorry, Jesus.)  And in my defense, the communication that I did have was a very short and innocent text that, at the time, I … Continue reading 40 days and 40 nights later…

another one bites the dust.

In my last post, I wrote, "This past year (with guys) has been interesting, yet disappointing."  There have been no truer words spoken by yours truly than these.  Beginning with an escapade last winter, my life has been composed of "Nice to meet you" introductions at the bar to "You are a really good person, … Continue reading another one bites the dust.

never leave the house without your confidence.

I woke up on Friday morning and just laughed at myself.  Actually, I've been laughing at myself since then.  I can't believe I did that!  Honestly, kids, I really can't.  Here I was, getting ready to leave the bar with my girlies and I pulled another ridiculous, living in the moment move with a boy who I thought … Continue reading never leave the house without your confidence.

let me tell you a thing or two about the phenomenon known as “friends with benefits”…

No matter what anyone says, I'll tell you that friends with benefits can work.  I know this because I've been in two friends with benefits situations and they've helped me understand why they can work, as well as why they can't.  But I'll focus on why they can, which coincidentally draws upon why they can't.  … Continue reading let me tell you a thing or two about the phenomenon known as “friends with benefits”…

getting over a guy in 10 days: day 3

Sunday, November 20, 2011: The 3rd day of getting over "Cleveland". Three days without any contact between "Cleveland" and me, and I will say that it seems to get easier each day.  Take today for instance.  I was never tempted to text or email him.  Yes, I did look at his last email to me … Continue reading getting over a guy in 10 days: day 3

getting over a guy in 10 days: day 1

November 18, 2011: Day 1 of getting over "Cleveland". Up until last week, I planned on spending today much differently.  Rather than make a pledge to get over "Cleveland", I entertained the idea of our reunion- which would involve me taking at least one overnight bus, if not two.  Crazy, right?  Yes, it most certainly was.  Unofrtunately I have to … Continue reading getting over a guy in 10 days: day 1

late at night i toss and turn and dream of what i need. i need a hero. i’m holding out for a hero ’til the morning light.

I'm just going to say it.  I'm going to tell to tell you how it is.  How it's always been.  Like rapid spitfire, here are the facts of my life.  My love life- or lack thereof.  Like a game of 21 questions, I'll give my answers- without any questions being asked.  Okay, here it goes: I had my first "boyfriend" within … Continue reading late at night i toss and turn and dream of what i need. i need a hero. i’m holding out for a hero ’til the morning light.

don’t know why.

"I just woke up one day and I knew.... what I was not sure of with you." ~500 Days of Summer I don't know if I can fully identify the inspiration behind this post.  Whatever it(they) may be, I'm going to do my best to find the words to explain what's been going on in my … Continue reading don’t know why.

they say summer love is fleeting. but sometimes what starts as a fling can lead to the real thing.

It shouldn't come as a surprise, but there's been no summer love for this girl.  Zilch. Nada. Niente.  Besides the green-shirted one night stand a few months ago, I have spent my summer nights in the company of many entertaining guests, sensational girlfriends, and an adorable toddler named Max.  Actually, those are the only people in Chicago that I wanted … Continue reading they say summer love is fleeting. but sometimes what starts as a fling can lead to the real thing.