I’m Engaged!!

Despite being an avid blogger I’m not huge on posting about my life on social media so I figure if I’m going to announce such an important milestone it might as well be on the good ol’ blog. Over my little holiday break my boyfriend proposed to me! I’m engaged!

On our year and half anniversary we went down to San Marcos, Texas where we first met and did some shopping at the outlet malls. I made quite a haul and had an amazing time walking around with Austin. Despite being pretty full from our breakfast (we stopped by Snooze, a local brunch spot in Austin and enjoyed some quality eggs Benedict) we went to the coffee shop where we first met and grabbed lattes and a snack.

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Traditional Relationships

When I was 18 and leaving the nest I spent a lot of time getting to know myself as a person and thinking about the kind of person I wanted to be in the future. I thought about what I wanted for myself, including my expectations for potential relationships. One thing I never considered was me being in a traditional relationship in any shape or form.

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Image by vic xia via Flickr.

I understand that most things in life are on a spectrum, especially human characteristics. When I was first stepping out into the world I saw myself in a “non-traditional” relationship in the sense that I would be completely dependent on my own personal finances, I would split cleaning and cooking 50/50 with my partner, I’d still rock my little mini skirts and crop tops, and I’d NEVER have a wedding. I didn’t even thinking I’d be in a serious relationship until I was at least 27 (very specific I know but I had a lot of free time to think these things through).

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Exiting The Honeymoon Phase

I’ve been in a (very) serious relationship for the past year and I’m finally coming face to face with the end of the Honeymoon Phase. It’s a concept that I’d been warned about back in high school when the shininess of a relationship faded fast. Since then I’ve had very little experience with this phenomenon. Needless to say, I don’t date much and therefore have no idea what to expect from this upcoming new phase in my relationship.

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Image by Charlene N Simmons via Flickr.

It’s a bit difficult to ask around for advice since relationships grow and evolve in different ways are there is no real way to know how to go about…how do I even describe it?

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How Fast Is Too Fast In A Relationship?

How fast is too fast in a relationship? I guess relationship questions never exist in a vacuum because of all the factors that feed into an answer change from person to person. I don’t think there really is a such thing as “too fast” or “too slow” but that’s easy  for me to say since I was a serious level jumper at the beginning of my current relationship.

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Image by Wan Mohd via Flickr.

Austin and I committed to a relationship six days after our first date, which seems like a pretty normal start. We told each other that we loved each other…maybe two weeks after meeting (if even). We spent as much time as possible together for six months until we finally were able to move in together. Now six months after the big move here we are passing our one year anniversary.

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Day Trip To San Marcos

On Saturday I had the most amazing day! My boyfriend and I just past our one year anniversary and we thought it’d be fun to go visit the small town where we met, San Marcos, Texas.

We started the day off at the river. It looked pretty busy at first, but we walked a few minutes down stream and we found a beautiful spot with lots of shade and absolutely no one was around. What a treat! The water felt so great in this Texas heat. We drank a few drinks, played some music, and had some really wonderful conversations.

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After 5 Seasons Of Catfish…

I’m absolutely obsessed with Catfish the TV Show on MTV. I’m so nosy when it comes to other people’s relationships and love lives. I love hearing about how people meet, their connection, and where they see themselves in the future. Naturally that brought me to rewatching all five seasons of Catfish.

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Photo by CC Chapman via Flickr.

With rewatching the entire series a few questions have popped into my head, the biggest one being HOW ON EARTH CAN PEOPLE STILL BE FALLING FOR CATFISHES AFTER 5 SEASONS??? I don’t understand how people have not learned how to use FaceTime, be aware of the red flags, and let an online romance go if the person in question is still being shady. Why do people still need Nev and Max to use Google search for them?

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How I Met Austin

With Valentine’s still in the air, today I’d like to take a moment to reminisce about how I met my boyfriend, Austin. It’s hard to believe it has already been 7 ½ months since we met! It was June 23, 2015 and I was in the middle of another miserable summer in San Marcos, Texas. I was in a coffee shop downtown and was attempted to not be particularly noticeable to the people around me. The last thing I needed was any potential serial killers attempting to talk to me, right?

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Photo by Linh Nguyen via Flickr.

I was pretty embarrassed when Austin first approached me because I’m constantly a huge mess that also just so happens to not have a filter. When he first approached me I honestly tried to hide behind a menu! Austin still managed to start a conversation and we chatted for a solid hour and a half. I kid you not at one point I actually pulled out a knife from my purse to show him. WHY?? I dropped a ton of F-bombs and picked my underwear out of my ass multiple times. For whatever reason he still seemed interested in getting to know me so we ended up spending the whole day today.

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Smug Girlfriends & Single Hos

Everybody knows that one person on the Internet that is obnoxiously vocal about their relationship status. Whether they are taken, single, or forever alone, there are certain people who log into their social media accounts and feel the need to broadcast the current state of their love life.

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Image by Lee Ann L. via Flickr.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to shame anyone for their social media habits. I just find it absolutely fascinating, the lengths people will go let everyone know what is going down. I personally have always been very private about my love life. Even when I try to share more I still end up feeling vague. Perhaps I’m better off that way, but that doesn’t change my deep interest in other people’s lives.

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How To Make The Most Of Online Dating

Back in June I decided to take charge on my (lack of) love life and made an account on an online dating website. Now I’m back to report on what I learned during the two weeks I was able to put my best foot forward and trick a guy into liking me. Well, maybe not TRICK him but either way I’m help you be successful in your online dating endeavors.

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Photo by Guian Bolisay via Flickr.

Be picky – The biggest reason I think I was successful during my short time on an online dating website was due to the fact that I was picky as hell. I read through so many profiles and although there were quite a few that seems decent I wasn’t convinced. I don’t want OK or DECENT. I definitely feel like since I was so picky about who I spoke to it saved me a ton of time. Either that or I was just super lucky by finding someone super cool in my first encounter.

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