Have you ever wondered why it’s so easy for other people to be productive?Have you ever felt motivated to do certain things, only to have that drive dry out within a few days? Have you ever felt discouraged or frustrated when the people around you discuss their goals and how they’ve read 75 books and wrote 9 on top of maintaining a healthy body? Meanwhile, you’re still struggling with the third chapter of the book you’ve been trying to read for the last 2 months?
As women, I’m convinced that we overanalyze and overthink our relationships so much so that we inevitably convince ourselves that our partners don’t love us to the extent that they truly do.
I came to this conclusion fairly recently, but the makings of this topic came to mind about a year ago when my partner and I visited his parents in Chicago for the holidays.
In short, it ended terribly, and I discovered that his mother loathes me. …
Abs, great smile, he’s definitely got to be loaded (obviously), obsessed with me (in a healthy way, duh), and nice eyes.
Did I cover it?
I’m only kidding; I will admit, though, I’ve always had a thing for a guy with a great smile; I mean, if I’m going to wake up to you and talk to you all the time, I’d like to at least look at a pretty picture.
All jokes aside, though, everybody has a different perspective on the qualities they find most attractive in a man. …
I’m one of those people that believes in soulmates.
I think there’s a perfect match for every one of us. However, I also believe there are other people you can be compatible with, and you can still have a great relationship with them.
It’s easy to fall in love with someone and feel like they’re “the one.” You may end up liking them so much that you end up bypassing little things that you know deep down bother you.
For example, my first boyfriend was Muslim. I’m Christian, and at the time, I chose to bypass the fact that we…
Here we go again, another person telling you to wake up early in order to be successful and get things done.
Maybe this will work for you, maybe it won’t… but what if it does? Wouldn’t that be something?
When I lived in Washington and worked 3 jobs, I would wake up at 3 every morning to get to the gym, work out, shower, get ready, and make it to work by 6 am — my commute was an hour-long.
However, there are some people who seem to have the ability to get absolutely everything done on a daily basis.
“Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose.” –Thomas Edison.
We all want to achieve our goals and have the life of our dreams, and the only way to do that is by identifying ways to do more with the little time…
There aren’t very many people who understand just how incredible being single is.
I’ve been in a serious relationship for almost 3 years now, and I can confidently say that being single was the first greatest adventure of my life. Being with the right person was the second.
I learned a lot when I was single:
When you start dating someone, slowly and maybe even unintentionally, you start relying on that individual.
You rely on them to make things better, to make you happier, to remember things you forget; maybe you even rely on them to support you mentally, emotionally…
Growing up, I had one best friend.
She was my ultimate soul sister. We broke up several times but would somehow always come back to one another. We had so many dreams. We planned to move to New York, work as waitresses in a fancy restaurant to pay for rent and school, she was going to become a doctor, and I would become a writer.
Then, we would find the perfect husbands and have babies and live happily ever after.
Our goals were crystal clear. We made a pact.
In a twisted turn of events, I moved to Washington, and…
The other day I was conversing with my mother about men. This is very typical of us; we make a pot of coffee and lounge around the house while we gossip over the phone about the men in our lives.
There aren’t that many. I have my partner, my long-lost father, who showed up after 17 years of no communication, and she has her current partner of over 6 years.
She usually starts by telling me all about her girlfriends and their love lives; I’m always baffled when I hear about other people’s relationship problems.
For example, one of her…
Growth happens in uncomfortable seasons.
Anything worthwhile will require you to do things you don’t want to do. If you want to lose weight, you’re going to have to go through an uncomfortable period of time where you’re exercising more than usual and eating less. If you want to build a business, you’re going to have to go through a period of time where you’re essentially working for free, staying up late, working away without knowing whether or not it’ll all work out.
No matter what you’re going to want to accomplish in life, it will involve some level of…