How to go out and turn up alone

The days of waiting for others is over! You know you can go out by yourself right? 8 times out of 10 when people want to hang out I’m secretly hoping they decide to cancel plans. But the occasion I want to go out and dance or have a drink, everyone is busy. This was […]

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How to be single and happy

It’s not going to be easy, but it’s going to be worth it. Being single and happy is work. Especially in a world where love and relationships seem to be the ultimate goal in life. The hours you spend scrolling on social media every day there are photos of couples, quotes about love, thirst traps, […]

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Thank you for understanding: Grieving the mom I’ll never have

You ever have those nights were you’re thinking about something and you can’t go to sleep because of it? You fall asleep for what seems like a minute, and wake up thinking about the same thing again. That was me, the night I wrote my piece about grieving the mother I’ll never have. (Read it […]

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Grieving the mother you never had

This will be my first full year without my mom. She’s around, somewhere living her best life. I’m trying to do the same, but I have to do it without her. Mother/daughter relationships can be complex. They go through phases. As a teen, mom knows nothing, as a adult you find out mom was always […]

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Burning sage turns my bad days into good ones

I go through great lengths to keep a positive attitude every day, but some days I’m stank. Just in a funk. Usually it’s because I’m mentally exhausted or, as an empathy sponge (an empath), I’ve soaked up my limit of other people’s ish. On those bad days I like to be to by myself. Alone […]

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22 daily self-love affirmations that can change your mindset

Affirmations are life changing! Or at least, situation changing… They can shift your mind frame from “everything sucks” to “I got this!” so I start my day with them every morning to boost my confidence and make the day a great one. I either listen to self-affirmations through audio or I read the affirmations I’ve […]

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The joys and pains of moving to a new city alone

Moving to a new city is stressful, even more so when you do it alone. I’ve heard people say “you can reinvent yourself” or “you get a clean slate” but for me, I want to be the same person wherever I go. To me, having a clean slate means having to start all over again […]

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Emontwrites poetry: Never be mine

This is a poem I wrote long ago, but I’ve never had a place to put them besides my hard drive. These poems don’t depict my actual life, but I hope you enjoy! I lay in bed thinking of you. A moment stolen in my busy life. Skin smooth and ivory Eyes emerald green. Untypical […]

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How the best date I ever went on was at Popeyes

We got there on a wing and a prayer let me tell you! I was living in Wilmington, North Carolina a town 6 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The only thing more scarce here than men is a good one, here’s how it went down! So it’s almost midnight and we’re talking on the phone, […]

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Michelle Obama’s smile helped me accept mine

For so long my smile has been my insecurity. It’s not straight, it’s not perfect. I had a guy tell me he’d be with me if it was straight and perfect. You know when you’re breaking up and you yell all the bad things you’ve been holding on to. I wore braces from 8th grade […]

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