The Truth about Letting Go

letting go winter

Alternatively titled, the first step in accepting being forever alone is letting go

Public Service Announcement

In case you weren’t aware, I’m not great at dating. I’m great at relationships (in my humble opinion) but getting into those relationships is not my forte. Most of the time, I’m fine with used to being single, although admittingly I still sometimes wish I wasn’t. However, there’s something about the holidays that makes being single hard. It could be not having a boyfriend to buy presents to or take to holiday parties. Probably, it has more to do with having to handle questions about why I’m still single (#foreveralone).

This year I wanted to ignore the sadness around being single around the holidays and embrace it. I’m excited to announce that this month, I’m launching a blog series on what I’ve termed “Dateless December!” Every Sunday in December will be devoted to a post about being single. Be sure to tune in every Sunday at 6 p.m. EST to read more about my forever alone journey.

TLDR: I’m single, it’s fine. I’ll be talking about it all December!

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The Truth about Inspirational Twenty-Somethings

 Alternatively titled, twenty inspirational (present and future) Twenty-Somethings

Public Service Announcement:

My apologies for the lengthy post but I really wanted to give these inspirational people the recognition and time that they deserve. I bet you my non-existent puppy that it’s worth the read.

Inspired by  Forbes’ latest Thirty Under Thirty, and my good friends at Seneca Media,

I decided to talk about Inspirational Twenty-Somethings that make us want to be better humans. I’ve talked about keeping the blog real and avoiding the trap that twenty-somethings sometimes fall in to – comparing ourselves to the idealized version of our twenties. However, this post is more of a tool for inspiring us to be the best versions of ourselves.

Without further ado (and in no particular order), here is my list of inspirational (current and future) twenty-somethings. I’ve tried to avoid “celebrities” to honour everyday, real people. However, there may be one or two sprinkled in. Be sure to click on their names and links for more inspiration!

 

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The Truth about Mental Health

mental health truth

Alternatively titled, the struggle to keep anxiety under wraps

Public service announcement

Another difficult but important post for me to write. At the end of this post, I’ve listed quite a few resources on mental health and things not to say to someone suffering from mental health issues. Be sure to read them.

Dear Twenty Somethings,

I’ve got a secret superpower – the ability to make it look like I’m put together on the outside when I’m a hot mess inside. Unless you’re a very close friend or family member you probably don’t see that side too often. Luckily, you’re about to get an inner look inside my mind – my apologies in advance. Sometimes, I wonder what the inside of my brain looks like. I blame I can imagine it looks something like this:

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The Truth About Adulting

adulting

Alternatively titled, how stairs make me question my adulting skills

Public Service Announcement 

Don’t get me wrong- I’m a very responsible and reasonable adult (please hire me) but there are just some things that make me question whether or not I’m good at adulting.

Dear Twenty Somethings,

I almost called this post  “The Truth about Stairs”- Is it a strange blog title? It was what inspired me to write this post. Don’t run away-let me put your mind at ease. In my humble opinion, stairs are the worst. They were most definitely invented to show just how out of shape I am. Seriously, does anyone else feel winded after walking up two flights of stairs? No, just me? Cool!

This inability to successfully walk up the stairs without feeling like I ran a 10k got me thinking- am I bad at adulting? I’m a mature, responsible, breathtakingly beautiful, hilarious and humble adult in her twenties. Unfortunately, there are some straight up adult things that I’m bad at that make me question the above statement. Here are just a few!

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The Twenty Something Guide to Summer Camp

summer camp

Alternatively titled, everything I know I learned at summer camp

Public Service Announcement: Again with the bias, but working at summer camp is the best part-time job. This might be exclusive to my summer camp (because obviously, we’re the greatest one ever).

Dear Twenty Somethings,

Wow, a Wednesday post? I didn’t want my open letter to get in the way of what I wanted to talk about this week. So here is another post, even though it doesn’t have the same fun alliteration that The Twenty-Something Truth Tuesday has (and even though you ‘re probably already tired of reading my posts).

Moving on, let’s get to my favourite subject – camp. If you know me (or have read my post about “real” jobs) knows that I love working at a summer camp. It’s hard to explain it to anyone who has not worked at one or been a camper. Judging by the response on my last post about “real” jobs, it does resonate with camp people and they too echoed that sentiment- from the outside looking in, you don’t really get it. Hence, I’m here to help with this handing dandy “Twenty Something Guide”.

 

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