I Want You To Open Up To Me

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It’s true, you always want something that you can’t have. The unattainable automatically are so much more desirable than those things that aren’t. Team that up with brokenness, and BAM! I’ll probably be thinking about you a lot. There’s something about the people that have been hurt, there’s more to their “I’m fine.” There’s always a story, usually a long complicated one behind their smile that I always find as my number one motivation to uncover what eats at them. What makes them tick.

I want to talk to you. I’ll use words and whatever it takes to fix you. I’ll use my arms not only to hold you, but to also break down the walls you’ve created over the years to keep people from getting too close. I want you to strip for me — not just ’til I can see your perfectly defined abs but strip down so…

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You Broke My Heart And For That, I Thank You

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You broke my heart. You let me down. You made me feel alone. I wondered what life would be like now that you were gone. I didn’t know what to do, I didn’t know who to call. I was lost in a world of confusion, and couldn’t fathom what had just happened. You stopped loving me. You pushed me to the side, and filed me under “never speak to her again.” I had a moment of weakness and broke up with you, and you did nothing. You didn’t chase me. You didn’t contact me. Our friends said you were fine. I was, too, at first. Then it set in. Then I realized how much I missed you. Then I realized what a mistake I had made. I called you a countless amount of times. I texted you, I tried to make plans. I just wanted to talk to you…

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To The Boy Who Wanted To Be ‘Just Friends’

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I will never tell you that I had you figured out from the start. (You’d say I was wrong, anyway.) I learned, from the way you carried yourself and talked to people, myself included, what kind of guy you were. You were attractive, forward, and playful, with a cocky edge that drove me all kinds of crazy. Call it instinct telling me to stay away, but for the first several months that I knew you, we didn’t talk much, if at all. Maybe I should’ve felt bad that I had developed preconceived notions about you. I never took the time to really get to know you, but honestly, I didn’t want to take that time. Not just with you, with anyone.

I will never tell you that somehow, against all odds, you started breaking through to me. It only took a few of your random gestures for my over-active mind…

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Top 10 Reasons You Should Travel After Graduating College

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As a recent college grad, a lot of people have asked me why I chose to go abroad. Some couldn’t even seem to fathom the idea of why I’d want to live elsewhere instead of starting my career and life in the States. But really, at 22 why would I want to jumpstart spending the next 40 years of my life working 40 hour weeks waiting for those 2 weeks of vacation to spend each year?

Don’t let the ‘American Dream’ get in the way of your dreams. You don’t have to wait until you’re 65 and retired to see the world—live while you’re young.

The best time to travel is right now and here’s why.


1. You’re Free!

You just spent the last 19 or so years of your life in school—take a breather. A new chapter of your life is about to start and it’s good to take…

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19 Things You Need To Figure Out Before You Turn 20

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Parents will give you all this junk about not making them, but you learn a lot more when you realize what could have happened or should have happened.


I’m not talking about naps. I mean a real 8 to 9 hours of sleep. STOP WITH THE NAPS IT THROWS OFF YOUR SLEEP CYCLE.


Enough said. Do something more productive with your time than go out every weekend.


Like the power of true love, the importance of equality, and how to get to P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.


You’re really going to buy those high-low skirts? Really? Save your money and get something else.


Just listen to them. You really will thank them one day…

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10 Things Every Woman In Her 20s Should Remember

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1. Shit Happens.

No, really. Sometimes stuff just happens and we have no control over it. So what that your bestie had to cancel on your dinner plans because she was still wiped from going out the night before. She doesn’t hate you, and she’s not trading you like a pokemon card. Maybe she’s just genuinely tired? Maybe she’s stressed from work? Instead of dwelling on it, offer to bring the party to her. Besides – takeout and shirtless Ryan Gosling movies makes for the best kind of bestie night, anyway.

2. Seamless and Saturday nights do not mix.

That personal pizza pie topped with chicken and the beautiful laughter of a child sounds like a great idea at 4 A.M doesn’t it? You log into Seamless, wait patiently for your order to arrive (i.e you pace your apartment and/or pass out from your drunken hot mess-ness of a human…

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Why No One Really Compares To The People You Grew Up With

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You can’t always stay as close as you were. There will eventually come a time when everyday texting becomes the weekly “how are you?” and a catch-up call every once in a while. But it doesn’t matter. You don’t have to share every detail of your lives like you once did. The strength of a friendship is not defined by how many texts are sent or meaningless daily details are shared or how often you physically spend time with one another.

You grow up and go your separate ways, and you meet new friends and become close with them too. They are your roommates, classmates, coworkers and neighbors. They’re great. They’re close. They don’t know you like the people you grew up with. They don’t know you like the people you tried your first beer with and spent your Saturday nights in high school with. They don’t know your embarassing, dramatic first heartbreaks, your family’s…

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