An ex-boyfriend once told me that when it comes to love, Sagittarius are always looking for someone better, and he felt like that was definitely true of me. At the time, I didn’t have the heart to tell him that was only the case because I was dating his dumb ass. But I will admit that casually dating and going out with many people is appealing to me because it lets me weigh my options and get to know someone better before I commit.
I am not a serial dater. I guess that’s all comparative, but I have probably been on less than 20 dates with guys I have met on an app. However, I have multiple friends who are now married to men they met that way, and I think it can honestly be a great way to widen the dating pool, especially once you get out of college. Yes, there are horror stories, and it can be a little awkward especially at first, but it can also be really fun and who knows? You could meet the love of your life. At the least, you will have some great stories. To help you out in your dating app quest, I’ve compiled some tips and advice. And don’t worry, if dating five guys at once sounds exhausting (and it can be) you can totally just take it slow and these tips will still be super helpful.
The idea of a New Year’s resolution has always brought me so much stress. I have immense anxiety when it comes to thinking about my life and my success or failure at it. As the oldest child, I was born with a natural affliction for perfectionism that was intensely compounded by some family chaos and my generation’s parental reassurances that “I was special.” It seemed as if I was destined to be successful. It was never threatening or forced, but I was made to believe that my potential naturally was very high and to waste that potential would be a fatalistic failure. I put a lot of pressure on myself to not mess up and to do everything “right.”
Well...it's officially starting to feel like Fall (and then it feels like the middle of Summer, and then it rains, and then there's a tropical storm...oh wait, is that just Atlanta?). Fall is probably my favorite season but I always get lots of anxiety because I know what's coming next...winter. And no I am in no way a fan of winter, maybe I would be if I lived somewhere with lots of snow where I could go skiing etc but in the winter Atlanta is just kind of damp and cold. But! Right now it's fall and I'm going to embrace and enjoy it while I still can (and wear all of the cute fall clothes). One of my favorite things to do in the fall is go camping! The weather is so perfect, you can snuggle by a fire at night and hike during the day, and the woods are so pretty with all the changing leaves. One of my favorite parts of camping is the food (well, let's be honest, that's my favorite part of most things). I grew up in Girl Scouts and while the boy scouts were learning knots and such we were learning how to bake a cake using a box and some tinfoil. That's some real sexist stuff right there haha but I'm perfectly happy making and eating gourmet meals fireside while the Boy Scouts trudge off into the woods with their knots and nasty oatmeal packets. Maybe you're a veteran camper/backpacker and you get really hardcore with your camp meals, but in case you're looking to step it up a bit, I'm going to go over some of my favorite camping recipes (most of these are gluten and dairy free just as a bonus, except the dessert ones, go figure)
Megan and I went to summer camp a few weekends ago. Yes, Megan and I are adults. You're probably very confused so I'll start at the beginning; Three years ago, I had one of the best summers of my life. One of my best friends, Ash and I were recently single and going on every adventure we could think of. We went to Mexico to swim with whale sharks, we went to Firefly music festival up in Delaware, we went to the mountains and to the beach and last but not least we went out on a limb and signed up for Camp No Counselors. It was something we had seen on Facebook and it looked fun. And no, Camp No Counselors is not giving me anything for writing this (although I mean, I would totally take a bonus free camp weekend haha).