Female Seeking Brunch Buddy

Adulthood is weird. You have to work to live, you have bills, your metabolism is now a laugh, and making friends is hard.

Unless you have a workplace or a social activity filled with similar minds, it’s hard to meet people. You have to really put yourself out there to create friendships, and even more effort needs to go in to maintain them. That is hard!

Adult Female Seeking Brunch Buddy

As a new adult in the world, I am discovering this and am finding myself in a slump while I seek brunch buds and shopping partners. While it’s been difficult and I find myself sitting in my apartment alone, I know that life is about taking challenges and showing them who’s boss.

Now, who’s ready for some truths I’ve found on my journey!

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The Pros & Cons of Anosmia {lack of smell}

You know how we all have those quirky things about us? Mine is that I can’t smell.

Ever since I was little, scent has never bothered me. I figured it was because I’d never experienced anything too potent enough to offend me. But the older I got, the more I realized I didn’t know any scents. You could stick a toilet brush under my nose and I’d grin, saying, “Smells great!” because I cannot smell – at all.

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After doing research about exactly what could cause my anosmia {the lack of sense of smell} I’ve come to two conclusions about what it could be.

  1. Despite the sense of smell being early developed in a fetus, the eight weeks I was born prematurely clearly were defining weeks in developing my nose.
  2. Someone stuck something up my nose before my cognitive memory came about and it feels so natural I have no clue, similar to 30 Rock’s Tracy Jordan.

No matter what the problem is, I have survived nearly 22 years on this planet without being able to tell the difference between a rose and garbage truck and I thought I would share the pros and cons of only have four senses.Read More

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What It's Like to Be the High Maintenance Friend

We all have that one friend, the friend who is just a little bit more than a casual hangout 90% of the time. It doesn’t what you’re doing, they go that extra mile to make sure it’s more complicated/fancy/special than it was.

I am that friend. I am 100% the high maintenance friend.

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When you’re the high maintenance friend, it’s not about causing inconvenience. You just expect a certain standard of things. And here they are.Read More

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My Nightly Routine

They say that the secret to success is to get a good night’s sleep. And to get a good night’s sleep is to have a routine that relaxes you and alleviates any stresses for the morning. That’s why having a nightly routine is very important to having a successful life.

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Just Some Words on Breakups and Relationships

I wanted this to be funny, but then I realized that I’m adding insult if I do, so it’s kind of sad and just very emotional. I apologize in advance.

I’m a hopeless romantic and I fall hard. I fall so hard that when it ends I struggle to get over it. That’s what this is. It’s an open place where we talk about something that people don’t talk about – breaking up. We live in this culture when when a relationship ends we are told immediately to get over them and move on. You don’t need them in your life and it’s time to flit to the next relationship on your path of finding your one and only. And I think that’s what happens when people do break up, they get over the mourning as soon as possible and find someone who will make them feel awesome.

But isn’t the mourning kind of important?

This is very true and shows us that there is so much more going on, than we recognize or acknowledge :( ! Missing my Bestfriend :( It mattered to me , time doesn't matter ... Fell hard , fell fast and hurts like hell. TS: Read More

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I Did the GM Diet, and Here's What Happened

“We always think of a diet with a big groan. But I think diets are fun. I think it is an American pastime for a lot of women.” – Mindy Kaling

I love trying new and interesting diet plans that show up on the internet. There’s something about trying something that is completely out of the norm that I love. And last week I decided to try something that made me go from 0 to 60 on the healthy eating scale.Read More

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Inside My Makeup Bag

While reading through questions and suggestions from you all, I see lots of comments about wanting to see “Inside My” posts. Inside my purse, inside my backpack, inside my closet, and finally, inside my makeup bag.

Originally, I wanted to just do a quick post on what’s in my makeup bag on an everyday basis, but when I started to do that I realized that while there are certain staples I stick to, I don’t have an everyday basis makeup routine. Yesterday I wore eyeshadow, today I wore highlighter, last week I was obsessed with bronzer, and if the air isn’t too dry tomorrow I’ll likely wear vampy lipstick. Even the small changes of choosing blush v bronzer makes my makeup routine inconsistent, so I thought that I would instead share the products in my makeup bag (it’s actually a drawer) that I use fairly regularly. And then note what I use most often and any comments I have.

To note: I have a light skin tone with cool undertones, blue-grey eyes, and oily skin. These factors influence what products and colours I purchase.

So, who’s ready to go inside my makeup bag/drawer?Read More

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An Enthusiastic Year in Review

We made it through 2015!

2015 has been an insane year! So much has happened and I’m literally bursting with so much joy and pain this year has caused. It’s really been a wild time and it’s time to review it all!

There are 3 parts to this review. 1) Goals accomplished in 2015 2) Numbers of 2015 and 3) 2015 Enthusiast stats. These will hopefully make a full review of what has been a truly rounded year.Read More

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I Would Like to Thank…

When you watch an awards show, there is typically that moment when the awardee comes to the stage, clutching their metal hunk, and spends about a minute thanking everyone they know as quick as they can.

I’m about to do that in blog form.

I have been blessed with some really amazing people in my life. People who have been their since the beginning (in that fateful hospital room 20.5 years ago) and some who are much more recent. Each of these people have done so much for me, and I can’t imagine my life without them. Which is why they deserve some very public thank you’s like the peeps at the Academy Awards.

I would like to thank…Read More

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The Tweeting Dilemma: A Q&A

Who’s ready to read the A’s to your Q’s?

For the past few weeks I’ve been compiling the best questions I’ve been sent by tweet, email, etc. and now it’s time I give you all some answers. Who’s ready?

Morgan A’s Your Q’s Once Again…

1. What’s your favorite kind of tea?

As an avid tea drinker, I very much appreciate this question. My favourite flavor of tea is chai, and my favourite brand is Charbrew. If I had to choose a tea that I love drinking the most, it would probably be Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Vanilla black tea.Read More