The upside of bad relationships and Tinder? Actually finding the love of your life

This was originally published at www.libertyproject.com I have always dated the wrong guys. Let me explain: I have always been attracted to confidence, which too often walks the line with cockiness. I have always been attracted to mystery, which often equals turmoil and brooding. In short, I have always been attracted to men who aren’t […]

7 Struggles Of Being A Chronic Overthinker

Being an indecisive person in day-to-day life may not sound like the greatest of burdens in this troubled world, but it certainly presents its challenges – challenges that people who are not chronic over-thinkers don’t even know exist in their la-de-dah, it’ll-all-work-out, easy-go-lucky state of mind (lucky them). Being an experienced chronic over-thinker myself, I […]

In Defense of Online Dating

I never thought I’d be typing this sentence. It’s traumatic, really. Here goes. Imetmyboyfriendonline. Yes, I met my boyfriend online. On one of the sketchier dating sites, in fact. Ahhh, Tinder, the notoriously designated “hook-up” app. For some reason unbeknownst to me (in my new-relationship state of bliss), there is a negative connotation associated with online […]

6 Challenges and 6 Rewards of Being Young in Recovery

This post was originally published on thefix.com I’m 22, I’ve never consumed a legal drink, and I never plan to, for better and worse. Being in recovery at any age elicits both challenges and rewards, but being young, at a pivotal, sometimes confusing point in life even without worrying about sobriety, makes said challenges and […]

10 Things I Don’t Miss About Drinking

This post was originally published at http://www.thefix.com/content/10-things-i-don%E2%80%99t-miss-about-drinking. When my parents forced me to get sober, I was convinced I would never be happy again. I didn’t think I would ever enjoy weekends at college. I didn’t think I would fit in with my friends anymore. I didn’t think I would be a happy person, period, without […]