One Year Older

Anniversary Reblog.

It was my birthday a few days ago. I read this post again and realise just how much of it still holds true for me.
I’ve made new friends, fresh relationships and met awesome people I’m fortunate to call ‘family’.

I’m still in shock from all the cake I ate on Tuesday lol, and cringe at the extra hour of work I need at the gym to get all the calories off my hips. But it was a good day– the very best, and I look forward to everything this new year brings 🙂

Honest Conversations

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This is in response to the daily prompt Cake. I’m doing this as a free-writing exercising after abandoning us for over two months. Coincidentally this is one day of the year when I’m allowed to eat lots of cake without thinking about calories.

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Thirty Years Later

Because this is everything I would say to myself ten years ago, and everything I need to hear today.

Your Story Doesn’t Count

His was the only familiar face as I stepped into the bus. I made my way to his side—more leg space I told myself, but it was curiosity that propelled my feet. Then I spent the next minute stealing glances, willing my mind to connect the dots three weeks old. We’d moved only ten minutes … Continue reading Your Story Doesn’t Count

Alive, Barely Breathing

27 The days past since my last post on a pet friend turned food. The stats tell me you've visited weekly, especially Sundays and Fridays. Everyday my Reader and mailbox flood with new posts from other blogs and websites I follow-- I wonder how they write, where their inspiration and drive comes from. One word comes back each … Continue reading Alive, Barely Breathing

the generation of gender equality

Amen to this. It’s a strange world of misunderstandings we live in, but this woman here sure breaks down this biological need men and women carry around.

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There sure are some smart women in the world. One blogger posted these poignant words, “We are the generation of gender equality, and we can’t stop hurting each other because we have no sense of how to get along.”  A-yep.

Men and women have never had an easy time of it. Relationships have always been about angst and stress and trying to figure out how to get along, but we have done a grave disservice to the cause of love.

When our culture decided to completely rewrite the biological narrative, I doubt anybody understood the implications, the cause and effect that would snowball down the hill and impact every area of our society. But never mind the decline of Western Civilization, today I just want to bemoan some the harm that’s been passed down to the generation of gender equality, myself included.

It’s really hard to have a relationship…

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Love is hardwork

That one moment in your life when you realise you've just met that one person you want to spend the rest of your life with. The rush of emotions; the initial confusion, trying to come to terms with the sudden realisation or make it go away. That feeling of breathlessness when the object is near. … Continue reading Love is hardwork

Romantic relationships: Understanding the opposite sex.

A couple of weeks ago I lost touch with a friend…a male friend. Of all the problems we had, one seemed to stand out: somehow we (or one of us did) let emotions take centre stage. That single unconscious act alone became the seed that eventually germinated to reproduce many issues that led to our … Continue reading Romantic relationships: Understanding the opposite sex.

10 Bizarre Animal Mating Rituals

From handing out flowers to serenading and the dazzling display of colours(and money of course), the mating ritual is as old as time itself. Some rituals go from awww inspiring to horrendously weird. And of course, the outcome which we all hope will be awesome sex don't always end nicely. So here are some utterly … Continue reading 10 Bizarre Animal Mating Rituals

Unmasking Mast Cell Disease: An Interview With a Fighter and Survivor

This is one of those stories of bravery in the face of trials.

The Other Courtney

I saw her photos on Instagram and was immediately drawn to them. We had a lot in common, it seemed. We both owned chocolate labradoodles, had anaphylactic allergies, and lived in the Carolinas. The more I got to “know” Brynn Duncan, however, I realized that while we did have things in common, our lives were nowhere near similar.

Her photos were captivating and touching

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But equally heartbreaking

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I started feeling sympathy for this girl I had never actually met, and only interacted with in the form of “likes” and Instagram comments. The more I read about her constant anaphylactic reactions, hospital visits, feeding tubes, and seizures, the more curious I became about what type of illness she was dealing with.  As someone who has anaphylactic allergies and knows the physical, mental, and emotional toll they take on a person, I could hardly comprehend a disease that causes spontaneous anaphylaxis, sometimes…

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Watch “Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball” PARODY” on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLtmauJLP-A&feature=youtube_gdata_player Funniest parody eh

Love, Friendship, Happiness

"I want someone who will love me for who I am, not someone who is trying to change me" Love requires that every man accepts you just the way you are. It does not try to visibly change you; it doesn't ask that you become less of yourself. It sees you for what and who … Continue reading Love, Friendship, Happiness