Fear of falling.

Falling in love for the first time. I have only loved one person (in the romantic sense) in my life. And by that, I mean I have only let myself love one person. I look through my dating history and I wonder what’s the one thing that these men have in common. It’s that they…

Handy tips on how to survive being a sports widow.

Ask really annoying questions right in the most suspenseful part of the game. You don’t understand the rules so you need a thorough explanation. And hey,  do you remember when Michael Clarke was engaged to Lara Bingle? Keep score. Not of the game but of how many hours you’ve racked up watching sport that you…

Adventures in dating part 4

It’s at this point in the story that I start to feel like a bit of a shit person for rehashing embarrassing moments just to make myself and other people laugh. It’s reached a point where I should skip the rest and go to other horrific dating stories. It’s also at this point that I…

Why weight?

Why weight? To me, this means three things- Why did I lose the weight? Why did I gain the weight? Why did I take so long to lose the weight? I’ll be talking about the first point not only because it’s relevant to today’s date (Australia Day) but also because the other points will be…

Never let anyone tell you that spite is a bad thing.

I’m here to tell you that I’m a fan of spite. It’s a powerful motivator. Some of the biggest accomplishments in my life are due to spite. I know, I know. Don’t look at me like that. I know we shouldn’t do things JUST to spite other people. After all, we’ll only hurt ourselves, right?…

Insane thoughts that I have that I can’t tell my boyfriend

Once in a while some thoughts pop into my head. These thoughts are too crazy to share with my boyfriend. Because if I do, he’ll look at me with a confused look on his face as he tries to silently scream. So since I can’t share these thoughts with him, I thought I’d share them…

Catharsis

When you’re in a bad place and faced with making a creative decision or a destructive one- make a creative decision. Paint a picture, take some photos of nature, get a tattoo, go for a walk. Don’t hurt yourself and don’t hurt anyone else. I know colouring books are insanely popular right now. Grab a…

Adventures in dating: part 3

This is NSFW/NSFL for some friends and family who may prefer to think of me as pure and virginal.   I’m not sure if you worked it out from the last cliff hanger (“did I want to date someone who couldn’t drive?”) but we did continue dating. I don’t know. It was something like dating….

The happiest and most conflicted place on Earth.

Last month, I visited Disneyland for the first time. This is something I’ve dreamed about since before I could tie my own shoelaces*. I remember wearing out my Beauty and the Beast** VHS to re-watch the Disneyland advertisement. Everyone had giant, beaming smiles while they walked around with their families. All of my favourite characters…

Learning to love the HUP.

All my life I’ve been told to keep quiet and not draw attention to myself. This was many adult’s helpful advice to save me from bullying. Since my autistic brothers draw a LOT of attention without meaning to, I was told to be quiet and keep my head down so I wouldn’t be noticed. While…

Adventures in dating: part 2.

Electric boogaloo. After exchanging numbers with Andrew, we agreed to meet a fortnight after the engagement party. The weekend after the engagement party was my 12 week challenge gala and I had bought an amazing, tight dress. I wasn’t going to go out on a Friday night with a boy and risk not fitting into…

The blurst kind of friend.

Thoughts on being left when you’re planning to leave and toxic friendships. I’d like to begin this post by mentioning that none of these photos were altered. Sometimes when you look at people a certain way, you can actually see who they really are. A lot of women may read this and relate to this…