12.29.2015

TOGETHER.


Adverb: with or in proximity to another person or people.

I forgot how beautiful and difficult at the same time it is to be in love.
 
My relationship has never been effortless. I often fall into a black hole of envy admiring the fairytale photos of others. Then I am reminded that I too have those pictures. Amongst all the happy memories and perfect photos are (almost always) hardships. Personally, we disagree a lot.

10.19.2015

GROWN-UP.



Adjective: adult.
I'm officially moving in with my boyfriend. This time last year I was only just becoming comfortable with the labeling of girlfriend/boyfriend. Now, after months of real life house hunters Montreal, we've signed a lease together. We decided on a spacious, slightly over budget yet perfectly located condo. I'm a little nervous; am I really ready to be a grownup who shares a bathroom with a man?

8.27.2015

WANT.



Verb: lack or be short of something desirable or essential.

As a single lady in a world of coupled friends, it wasn't hard to feel lonely and left out at times; the third, fifth or (worse) seventh wheel. I always assumed my social life would benefit when my one finally became two. Although lately my phone is quieter than ever.

6.09.2015

DESTINY.



Noun: the hidden power believed to control what will happen in the future; fate.
I have a mild obsession with cactus plants. After matching on Tinder, he initiated conversation with 'Nice cactus', obviously catching my interest. The comment was directed towards one of my photos which included myself in an awkward pose and a cactus. More than excited to be approached with words other than hi, I immediately responded and we bantered back and forth for a few days. He was cute and interesting and we shared a love for grilled cheese and gelato (from Italy). But as we all know, I was not (very) serious about dating and there was that huge issue with the hives and nervousness, so I prolonged the progression of the relationship with no end in sight. He ultimately (officially) asked me out with the date six days away so as to omit an excuse of prior plans; of course that didn't stop me.

4.06.2015

LIFE.

Noun: the existence of an individual human being or animal

This past Saturday I was out for brunch with a group of good girl friends. Even though we had not seen each other in awhile, it didn't take long for the commentaries regarding my lack of blog posts to begin. I blurted out the obvious, "But I'm not single anymore". In all fairness, the pursuit of my writings was to rant about the trials and tribulations of living in a world of twosomes when I was merely one. That just isn't the case anymore. I won't lie and say that being in a relationship is all smiles and kisses. There have been more than one occasion where I have stopped and literally cried that being single is way easier. But, at the end of the day, two is always better than one.

2.14.2015

VALENTINE'S DAY.

Valentine's Day, also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine,[1] is a celebration observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a public holiday in most of them.

Every so often (okay frequently) I am surprised at the extent of change one year can produce. Last Valentine's Day was here and here (which was sent by one of by best friends), while the year before was spent like this. I have always been an supporter of this romantic day, yet I was beginning to accept that I would forever spend it alone. Good things come to those who work hard? I now have the best man to share the holiday with; although he is currently at work. We can't always have it all, something I have realized in the past eight months. Compromise is a key ingredient to a lasting relationship and when you finally find the missing piece of your puzzle, it becomes (fairly) easy.
I hope everyone has the best Valentine's Day ever; do your best to not to be bitter if you are single. There are so many reasons to be happy!

1.25.2015

UTOPIAN.



Adj: modeled on or aiming for a state in which everything is perfect; idealistic.
  As I sat at a table amongst seven other adults, all over the age of fifty, a feeling of envy took over. They would probably never feel the strain social media can have on a relationship nowadays. Of course they all own cell phones, they try to remain hip with facebook, but ultimately their phone is not a priority. They can go out to dinner without feeling the need to update any apps; I am a huge hypocrite as I was attached to my iPhone for a good portion of that evening.

1.18.2015

GIRLS.

TV series: Girls is an American television series that began airing on HBO on April 15, 2012. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, Girls is a comedy-drama that follows a close group of twenty-somethings as they chart their lives in New York City.

I have become quite the disgrace to my blog. It is eighteen days into the new year and until now I have not sat down to write. I am sure the most common assumption in regards to me being MIA would be my changed single status. Although I admit that my Friday nights are no longer spent home alone watching Julia Roberts movies, the man in my life is not (completely) to blame.