I used to be that person. The person who ever so noticeably avoided the candy aisle around mid-February, and who sometimes ate drive through tacos alone on Fridays. I was the girl who talked herself into going on bad dates because I was afraid of dying alone. I dreaded any functions that required me to … Continue reading Lonely Hearts Club
Let's face it. Valentine's Day can be really taxing. There's pressure from all sides. For those in an undefined relationship, there's pressure to commit. For those in a committed relationship, there's pressure to out-buy, and out-perform. Finally, for those who aren't in relationships, there's the onslaught of happily committed couples around every corner, oozing affection, … Continue reading For Daniel: Year Two, The Story of Us
Social anxiety is a condition that seems to have become rampant in recent years. It used to be that if an individual had trouble interacting with others, it was a personality quirk... Not a disorder. These days, things are a little different. Many would much rather text than call, and a ringing phone is enough … Continue reading Isolation, Social Silos and this thing called Social Anxiety.
People demand authenticity and flinch at honesty. They recoil at vulnerability like we're embarrassed by the "over share." It's no wonder we're so lonely.
It has been said, the people we love the most will wound us the worst. But what if there's an element of necessity to that?
One of my dearest friends in the world left me a voicemail the other day. Her name is Abigail. Abigail is, what girls around the globe seek to be; funny, exciting, and sharp, with long legs, blonde hair, and green eyes as bright as her wit. On the outside, she's a vivacious young woman in her … Continue reading The Abigail Complex
Have you ever walked through a door, entered a room and felt instantly at home? There, in that place, the stressers of the day melt away. Whatever happened up until the moment you stepped over that threshold fades to distant murmurs in the background. A serene feeling of peace wrapping around you like an old … Continue reading The Niche Factor