February 28, 2017
Well, here I am, at the end of Month 2 of my personal yearlong blogging challenge. I have to say that this month has been even harder than the first. I guess peaks and valleys are to be expected. I just need to try harder. To be fair, though, it’s hard to keep up when not at home. I don’t lack ideas, I’m just having a tough time expressing them in short but sweet posts. I just feel like the growth and lessons that characterized Month 1 seem to have levelled out lately, but at the same time, I dislike the tendency to only just scratch the surface of the subjects I’m broaching. I guess I need to reconsider my strategy.
Here’s hoping Month 3 is mostly peaks and less valleys. Cheers!
February 26, 2017
…I can’t stress enough that you should be watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. It’s literally my favourite comedy that is currently on TV. Rachel Bloom is a genius and everything about this show is so well done. Even if you hate musicals, I guarantee you’ll love this show’s musical numbers. They’re hilarious and riveting and not what you’d expect. This show’s comedy may be dark at times, but you can’t look away, I dare you. I just love everything about this show. I’m pretty new to it and I’m not even through the first season yet (almost, though, and I’m trying to catch up), but it’s one of those shows I almost immediately worshipped upon first viewing.
Please give it a try so that it doesn’t get cancelled prematurely! It’s critically acclaimed but still underrated by the masses. I promise you won’t regret it.
February 22, 2017
Given the choice, would you prefer to be in a series of highly stimulating, generally healthy relationships, with no guarantee of happily ever after, or have one life partner you felt somewhat bored but comfortable with? Which scenario spells success for you personally?
February 21, 2017
I wonder how many days in a row of watching the waves on the beach would be too much for me.
I’m fairly certain that number does not exist.
February 20, 2017
I’ve heard great things about coconut water and its hydrating properties, but I have such a hard time choking it down. I dilute it majorly, but I still can’t get past the slightly sour taste.
The weird thing is that I love coconut. But the water, no. It probably doesn’t help that I love the pristine taste of regular water. Coconut water reminds me of slightly sour milk.
Any ideas on what to mix it with to make it go down easy?
February 18, 2017
In my personal experience, there are a few situations that always end up advancing relationships. Three things in particular come to mind when I think of notable moments with friends, family or love interests.
Fire or candlelight: I am all about a nice roaring fire or some strategically placed candlelight. There is just something about the amber hues and the warmth of the flames that make a situation conducive to confiding or just good ol’ cuddling. Even solo, I could sit and watch a fire all night, and just get lost in it. Pair it with someone I am fond of, and there’s a whole other layer. Something about the coziness makes the situation foolproof for bonding.
Late night conversations: if you want to get closer to someone, platonic or otherwise, I’d recommend a late phone convo. Whenever I find myself hanging out with someone well after midnight for an extended period, chances are good that I will emerge from that hangout closer to the person than when I went in. The same is true for late night phone conversations…although I know most of you don’t engage in phone convos these days. You should, though. Something about a lazy and relaxed discussion with someone you care about, but with a phone line between you to eliminate any in-person pressure to physically react a certain way, makes the interaction easy going. And induces an intimacy that would not come so easily otherwise. Suddenly, you’re telling things you didn’t think you would, and learning things about the other person that you never thought you would.
Road trip: whether by car or bus or train, this is one of my favourite ways to connect with someone. Being on the open road just gives you a sense of connection akin to if you were the last people on Earth. Being confined to a vehicle with people just gives you a sense of togetherness you can’t deny. If you already like that person, and assuming you are emotionally compatible with them, you will probably emerge from that vehicle feeling more affection for them, and likewise, they will love you more.
At least this has been my experience with emotional intimacy. Share yours! 😏