The Post-Mortem

Being on OKCupid for about a month now has been a very revealing experience, mostly because of what I’ve learned about myself after four years of not dating.  Over the past month (maybe it’s been longer, I don’t know…lol), I have exchanged messages with several guys, only one of whom I actually met.  It didn’t…

26 Pieces of Advice on Life, Men and Love From A Dad…

I came across this article a while ago — Life, Men and Love: 26 Pieces of Advice From My Dad That All Women Should Hear and it was greatly needed, especially now that I’ve opened myself up to dating again.  Navigating the dating world today sometimes feels like trying to keep a tiny little canoe afloat and…

The Kindness Diaries

In these dark, dark times it’s hard to keep the faith that humanity is not mostly made up of greedy, selfish, prejudiced people who are only looking out for themselves.  People who reject others because they are different.  It’s hard to stay optimistic that there are still people who would help out another human being…

Battling My Demons

I met a guy on OKCupid and for the first couple of weeks, it was really cool because I’d never connected with anyone like that online before — we shared the same interests, he seemed to understand the kind of person I am, and there was just this connection.  We totally clicked.  He mentioned meeting…

Exhausted

I’ve been very stressed out these past few weeks and I have moments of feeling anxious here and there, but nothing bad.  All the same, it’s a sign that I need to back off a bit.  Work has been very crazy and last Friday my dad had his gallbladder operation and I was home at…

Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  In spite of that greeting just now, I’m not really one who makes a big fuss out of the day but it’s worth acknowledging.  I spent all of my evening last night coating red velvet hearts in chocolate… …and slept very late so today I was exhausted.  I made them for my…

F is for Frazzled

mood: frazzled Been feeling unwell the past week.  I haven’t exercised in about a week too because of not feeling well.  It’s cold season and yup, I’ve got a cold and my body feels bleh.  But today I shall try to exercise just a little bit, whatever my body is willing to do. I haven’t…

Some Thoughts on Relating and Vulnerability

I stayed home from work yesterday and today because I am sick.  😦  Today is Tuesday.  It’s snowing right now and so, so, gray.  I’m over winter.  Honestly.  But the snow is pretty to watch nonetheless.  At least I’m inside and in my pj’s in the comfort of my warm apartment. I’m feeling overwhelmed by…

Bookish Sunday

My family came over yesterday as well as my best friend Debbie.  We squeezed into my little studio eating Peruvian chicken I ordered from a place a few blocks away, watching Top Chef in the background and chatting.  It was a very nice time and it was also the first time I ever hosted my family…

You Seem Sweet

mood:  eh. I woke up after a night of dreams which left me feeling frazzled and chaotic.  I dreamed I was at a family gathering and everyone was going crazy over dishes that I cooked and there was almost none left for me.  I dreamed my family dog (a beagle who died 4 months ago)…

Something New

mood:  resolved Had another therapy session yesterday.  I’m thinking maybe I should put a profile up on a dating site and just start communicating with guys here and there.  Well, let’s step back here.  Baby steps.  Correction:  maybe I should put a profile up on a dating site.  Period.  Communication is step two.  I can even just…

The Very Quiet Weekend

The weekend’s coming to a close and to sum it up, I had a very quiet weekend to myself.  Not by choice though, because going into the weekend I had visions of maybe seeing La La Land and hanging out with Debbie yesterday.  But I was feeling crappy due to monthly lady time and the same…