17 4 / 2014
Dear Ex 1-8,
You gave me life lessons that every young woman should learn, so I have to thank you. You taught me that I shouldn’t take people’s crap if their going to make fun of what we have. That, if I want a healthy life, I have to cut out unhealthy people and those who cannot accept me for my quirks or faults because something terrible happened before I met you. That we should accept the differences between people and green mint chocolate chip ice cream will always be my favorite desserts for when I feel my worst. That people will lie through their teeth through years of intimacy, smile and pretend that it never happened. I learned that I want what’s best for me too even if sometimes it doesn’t make another person happy.
I learned I have a desire to be physically close and not close at the same time. That I shouldn’t need material items as proof of a relationship is good between us.
Or that knowing you was the best thing for me and it woke me up to what I really want. Yes I’m angry, you broke a piece of me that was fragile but you can always build a new one to fill the hole that you left behind.
So I can only hate some of you, and I can only wish that things hadn’t been cut off so soon between others. Yet, you gave me standards of what I need in my life and what I don’t and gave me the walls I needed to move on.
Hugs, kisses and punches.
17 4 / 2014
Writing letters with the topics of:
Dear girl I hate,
Dear boy I like,
Dear ex best friend,
Dear best friend,
Dear Mum and Dad,
Dear Future Self
17 4 / 2014
A+ relationship: Playing video games together, rough sex, pizza and awful humor that only you two can laugh at.
15 4 / 2014
A woman making the same amount as a man or more is only violating the conservative idea that women don’t have to conform to gender roles financially, in their job or in marriage. Nor should a woman feel like they have to make less to make themselves more appealing for marriage.
Financial responsibility, success and equal pay for equal if not harder work is sexy dammit.
Never let anyone make you feel like your sex (and yes maybe even gender), doesn’t make you equal to the same respect and that you have to make yourself feel lesser or be subpar.
Freaking facebook and ‘trending’ ticker…
If I’m going to lift boxes and hurl goats, I better be getting paid the same rate as the dude next to me is making…
13 4 / 2014
13 4 / 2014
"When I say I want to travel I don’t mean I want to stay at resorts and go on tours with tour guides or buy key chains from souvenir shops. I don’t want to be a tourist. When I say I want to travel I mean I want to explore another country and become part of it. I want to discover small coffee shops in Germany and Italy and France. I want to walk on beaches in Australia and browse the book stores of England. I want to hike the Great Wall of China and go cliff diving in Hawaii I want to meet people who are not like me, but people who I can like all the same. I want to take pictures of things and places and people I meet. I want my mind to be in constant awe of life on earth. I want to see things with new eyes. I want to look at a map and be able to remember how I was transformed by the places I’ve been to the things I’ve seen and the people I’ve met. I want to come home and realize that I have not come home whole but have left a piece of my heart in each place I have been. This, I think, is what is at the heart of Adventure and this is why I plan on making my life one."