No Plus One: What to Do When Life Isn’t a Romantic Comedy

blogAfter repeatedly missing the mark, I realized that a simple fairy tale formula seemed about as realistic as, well, a fairy tale. Perhaps there was more to life than finding “The One.” It dawned on me that while I was pining away for a partner and beating myself up for being single, I was missing out on another life right in front of me – a single life full of autonomy, self-discovery, adventure and indulgence. 

I began to look at life differently and saw that the ingredients to living a fantastic single life were there all along. I scooped these up and assembled them into the nine fundamental lessons for living life fully as a single woman. These stories and lessons allowed me to start looking at my single life with a renewed sense of excitement. 

This lovely little book is a great combination of personal stories/experiences and friendly, helpful advice. It is written in a very relatable and straightforward way that makes it an easy read, and one that feels like a conversation with a good friend. A friend that is sharing encouraging and empowering advice. Through stories of various experiences and lessons learned, the authors provide points on what should be taken away from each chapter, all of which end with a list of suggestions/exercises one can do in order to apply these lessons to their life. This is a really nice read that provides helpful advice on living a great single life and being confident in your own skin. Highly recommended. 🙂

LIFE STUFF| Live Your Story

We are not quite novels.  We are not quite short stories.  In the end, we are collected works.” 

IMG_2583

When I was a little girl I lived in books, stories and fairytales, which took me on endless adventures and carried within them a promise.  Not a singular promise but hundreds of little promises cradled together to form a great hope.  The kind that made you look to the future with wide-eyed optimism and anticipation.  Even through times when the world showed itself to be cold and cruel, I took comfort in the beautiful possibilities of life and an unwavering picture of a future filled with adventure and wonderful people.  It’s the beauty of stories. Continue reading “LIFE STUFF| Live Your Story”