Last night, I felt insanely stressed from work. My to-do list grew exponentially, while my energy was lower with every box I checked. When I got home, I had no brain cells left. So I opened a bottle of wine and unlocked my phone screen.
Except, instead of going for Instagram, I opened my photos app.
I always find it comforting to look back at my experiences and remember the good times. It’s an interesting comparison to see how much I’ve changed over the years.
I scrolled until I found a picture of my first date with my boyfriend, Jonathan.
The early stages of a relationship are the most exciting.
The possibilities are endless. You’re still fantasizing about the other person and creating stories in your mind about your future together. When they arrive, you feel butterflies on your stomach, and it feels impossible to stop smiling.
But it’s also a tricky moment.
You’re not intimate enough to discuss your future, and you still don’t know how to read the other person. So you spend hours trying to interpret their actions and words.
My best friend, Linda, met a guy recently. His name is Daniel, and according to her, he’s…
What if I told you that relationships could bring you problems?
People seek relationships to fix problems: reduce loneliness, feel loved, increase your self-esteem. We grow up believing that relationships make us happy. While that belief is not wrong, the reality is far more complex.
I learned the hard way that being in a relationship has countless downsides.
This idea struck me last Wednesday when my boyfriend, Jonathan, went out with his coworkers for a happy hour. He told me he’d stay for three hours and come home. …
I have an embarrassing confession to make: I sabotaged my relationship.
In the first months of my relationship with Jonathan, we faced serious troubles. You know how it goes: we argued almost every week, felt uncomfortable around each other, and everything he did annoyed me.
Back then, I thought my relationship was doomed. There was no way we could make this work.
But there was a turning point that empowered me to change this scenario. It was when my therapist, Rachel, told me I was sabotaging my relationship.
My first reaction was to deny it. Why would I stand in…
Everything started when I was in high school.
I still remember it as if it was yesterday. My biology teacher, Ms. Kurshner, received us with an announcement: we were going to watch a movie. Like any good teenager, I was thrilled: I hated biology, and movies were always an excuse to relax.
It turns out the movie had an unexpected effect on me.
No, it wasn’t a sexual education movie. It was a documentary about the environment. That morning, I spent almost two hours hearing sustainability experts telling me that the world would end in an apocalypse.
When the movie…
Texting is an art. In dating, it’s almost like copywriting. You use the power of your words to sell something — except the product is yourself.
My best friend, Linda, is single for a few years now, and her single life is insanely busy. Since I’m in a relationship, I experience her dramas with such intensity as if they were mine.
Recently, Linda found a new crush, Jim.
They met through a friend in common, and they already went on one date. According to her, the date was okay — not terrible, but not remarkable. …
When I started writing, one of my biggest challenges was deciding what to write about.
I had ambitious goals: I wanted to write two articles per day. But finding article ideas felt nearly impossible. It felt like everything was already said. It was a struggle that I had to overcome daily. And the truth is, if you’re starting, you need quantity.
What if I told you it doesn’t have to be so complicated?
Over the past year, I wrote over 100 articles. During this time, I developed a mindset of abundance. Topics multiply. …
The dating world is full of rules to follow.
During my single years, I’ve had countless dating experiences. It was a time when I built most of my current beliefs on relationships and love.
One of these dates put me in a dilemma.
I met Mark through a friend in common. It was my first year of university, and I was still getting to know the people and the place. Mark was friendly and energetic. He was also my type — tall, blonde hair, with a perfectly white smile. In summary, he checked all my boxes.
So when Mark asked…
I have a confession to make: I keep a journal where I write down my sexual fantasies. Call it manifestation, weird, or sexy — I don’t care. My sex journal is like a challenge, with all the types of guys, positions, and places that I want to explore.
One of my sexual fantasies is to fuck a flight attendant, preferably in the sky.
For me, flight attendants are incredibly sexy. They behave formally, dress nicely, and are always kind. What’s most important: you’re not supposed to have sex during a flight. …
Imagine writing every day, coming up with ideas, putting in the time and effort. However, you never bother to improve your skills. So you stay stuck, writing the same articles that get no views.
After so much work, you’re stuck in the same place.
Yes, quantity matters. But successful writers found a balance between quantity and quality. In any side hustle, you have to improve to stand out from the competition.
I have always looked for strategies to expand my comfort zone. If you’re struggling to improve the quality of your articles, here are the strategies that worked for me: