Can Hope Float To High?

I’ve always been a huge believer in hope.  Maybe that’s why, while I hate romantic movies, I love Hope Floats. Birdie Calvert says in it that if you give hope a chance to float, it will– but can you let go and let it float too high?

If you let your hope float up and soak up more an more, can it become too high and too big?  I feel like I’ve lost control of my hopes for the guy I’m seeing and our relationship.  I like him, entirely, but at the same time I’m scared that my hopes are too big.

I’m not saying that I want to give up on the hopes with him, but I just want to reign them in a little bit. Is it possible to pull back hopes that are out too high?

What It Really Means To Be In A Sorority

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Once upon a time you were a lowly underclassman, nervously walking up the front stairs of various sorority houses into a crowd of women who were most likely a) all wearing matching t-shirts b) singing c) clapping d) smiling too big e) all of the above.

Even if the groupthink mentality freaked you out, you still wanted to “branch out and meet new people,” ”get more involved,” or maybe you were going through a breakup and needed something totally new to focus your energy on (with a whole new pool of frat guys on the side). Whatever your reasoning was, you jumped through all the recruitment hoops and finally made it to pledging status.

If you were anything like me, the beginning of your sorority experience was both incredibly exciting and awkwardly confusing — you were making so many friends and getting invited to VIP parties and you were a

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A New Year, Already Full of New’s

Today is my birthday. Today is my first ever birthday date…. it’s also the first date I’ve really ever had with a guy I’m falling for head over heels.

It’s a new year for me and I’m letting myself fall for this guy. Knowing he’s been hurt, knowing he’s scared and knowing that I have no clue what the future holds. All I know, is that he’s a good guy and he’d never hurt me on purpose. I also know that I have never been as excited about anything birthday related as my dinner with him tonight and a birthday kiss.

I Don’t Want Kids And I Have My Reasons

Amen sister.

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I’m at that point in my 20s where, even though I think it’s too soon to think about, I’m having to answer hypothetical questions like, “So, do you want to have kids?” or even worse, “When do you plan on having kids?”

I plan on having kids right around the time I plan on having tea with Michael Caine in a gumdrop palace on the moon. So, never. Never is when all of these things are planned.

But “I’m not having kids” is not a good response. Because when I say that, people take it as a challenge. Like I personally offended them or am asking them to convince me. “You’ll change your mind” or “You will” or, my favorite, “That’s what you think now, but you’re still so young.” Then why did you even ask me?

I don’t want kids and I have my reasons. Here they are. Note:…

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5 Reasons Why The No Label Relationship Never Works

This was not the blog I should have read… This blog might have just opened up a bottle of wonders and questions that I’ve been bottling up and suppressing for the past five months of wondering if we’ll ever be in a labeled relationship or how long this “exclusively not-together” relationship would work.

Cue the overthinking.

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After getting out of a long-term relationship I’ve found myself in a string of no-label relationships. This relationship no-man’s land lies somewhere between the F.B. (no, not Facebook) and the possessive “You’re my…” Now being a modern women I’ve confronted the situation as I do most others, with the go-getter attitude of “Yeah! Why do we need labels anyway?” or “Of course it’s easier this way!”

Then comes the point where you’ve had back-to-back non-relationship, relationships and you find yourself with ever growing disdain for what seemed like a perfect solution at the time. After in-depth personal research into the topic, here are five reasons why it just never seems to work out:

1. If you’ve decided not to label the relationship it means one or both people involved has some sort of hang-up.

Whether it’s commitment problems, daddy issues, or the unspoken “I’m still not 100% about this one”…

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A Year Ago…

This coming weekend will be a year since the day you walked back into my life, but I had no idea that day or even in the weeks following it how important you would soon become to me. That day at a friends wedding I noticed you, we traded phone numbers after discovering we lived near each other and planned to catch up on our recent lives.

Did you know that a year later you’d be referring to me as your significant other and I’d be posting pictures of us on Facebook? Did I have any clue that I’d be talking to my friends about the outfit I bought with the sole purpose of “wowing” you when you took me out to celebrate my birthday?

It’s crazy to me looking back on this past year and how I hadn’t thought of you in years and this past year I’m not sure if a single day has passed without you crossing my mind.

I wonder where we’ll be one year from now…