A Tale as Old as Time

A Tale as Old as Time

I've been trying to write something for a week or two now, but haven't been able to find the most graceful way to say it. I’ve written draft after draft of the same story, hoping that my bitterness and anger would eventually fade out of the narrative and leave something witty, poignant, and sharp. After [...]

Just Believe Me

Just Believe Me

My ex-boyfriend and I had been dating a year when his parents decided to come down to California to spend a week on the beach. I spent a lot of time at their beach house, getting to know the family I would soon be a part of (sooner than I knew at the time - [...]

The Thing

The Thing

I did The Thing. You know, the one thing you are not supposed to do after you break up with someone. Okay, let me start off with this disclaimer: I know it’s been almost a year (HOLY COW) since my infamous break up, and I swear I’m not harping. I’ve actually kept pretty quiet about [...]

A New Year, A New Romance

A New Year, A New Romance

I was walking through Target a few days ago, trying to be super responsible and not get distracted from my Only-Things-I-Absolutely-NEED list (how is it you can’t walk out of Target spending less than $100?), when I turned the corner and stopped dead in my tracks. I had stumbled upon it: the “holiday” section of [...]

Advice on Post-Breakup Advice: How to cheer up a friend after a breakup, from someone who’s recently broken up.

Advice on Post-Breakup Advice: How to cheer up a friend after a breakup, from someone who’s recently broken up.

The day after my breakup, a friend of mine who became single 2 weeks before me (something is in the air, I swear) gave me the best advice I’ve ever heard after a breakup. She said “Everyone has advice, everyone says what they think is best, and while their intentions are good there's absolutely nothing [...]

More Than Words

More Than Words

When I was a little girl, I used to be entirely too shy. I wasn’t really interested in talking to kids at school (and could absolutely not talk to boys without turning a shade of crimson). The kids were fine and all, but I had these books. All kinds. Hundreds of them. I devoured books [...]