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72 hours on OKCupid and I’m already exhausted

You know that saying that we all use to convince ourselves that doing something we’re hesitant about is okay: But everyone is doing it. Maybe we should heed our mother’s pat response of “If everyone was jumping off a cliff, would you do that too?” I say this because for after years of hesitation, I… Continue reading 72 hours on OKCupid and I’m already exhausted

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The emotional Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Life and Family I don't remember much about my paternal grandmother, Abuela Julin. I've been told she and my maternal grandmother, Maria, were almost my namesakes. I would've been either Maria Julia or Julia Maria, last name Juliá. But, having been only 7 or younger the last time I saw her, I don't have any memories of… Continue reading The emotional Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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How to GUESS if someone’s interested

One Friday last year, near the end of the work day, I was sitting at my desk fixing my makeup when my office mate walked in catching me mid-lipstick application. "Where are you going?" "Meeting up with this guy." "A date?" "Oh no! I don't think it's a date. More business, I think." "Then why… Continue reading How to GUESS if someone’s interested

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Dating and the independent woman

I have an ex who became a friend. Years later, we still hang out on a regular basis and on occasion, the question of "Why didn't we work out?" comes up in our conversation. His reason? I'm too independent. My reason? His issue with my independence. He says that he prefers a more submissive woman, and I'm not… Continue reading Dating and the independent woman

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Happy Blogiversary to me! Eight years and counting…

My blog turned 8 sometime between February and March! Funny story... Last week someone on Facebook posted that they were having a blogi versary. "How cool! I thought to myself.  Why wasn't I on top of this? Not only had I never thought about celebrating my own blog's anniversary, but I had no idea how… Continue reading Happy Blogiversary to me! Eight years and counting…

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The beauty and taboo of self-love

A friend sent me a link to a post, which I can't find again now but will try to link to later, with an idea for giving friends the gift of self-love. Because I haven't given all of my girlfriends the gift yet and I can't find the link to give credit to the person… Continue reading The beauty and taboo of self-love