Finally sharing the story of how I met my boyfriend in honor of Valentine's Day ______________________________________ Happy Valentine's Day!! I know people have very strong feelings about this day, but I think it's always fun to have an excuse to spread some love. I even loved the holiday the year when my dad got me a car wash gift certificate as a gift, haha! I've gotten tons of message asking me for more details about my boyfriend. I don't blame you - I love hearing fun love stories! . . .
Saying hi from NYC where I'm visiting my boyfriend for valentine's day, plus sharing links I loved this week and things you may have missed around here! Happy Saturday! I am currently near NYC visiting my boyfriend for a little pre-valentine's day weekend together. It had been almost a month since I'd seen him so this felt much overdo. So happy to be here! We have dinner plans tonight and then tomorrow he planned a surprise for me. I got it out of him a little early, and found out we . . .
Sorry to disappoint, but I don't have any secrets for figuring out a long distance relationship in med school. So much depends on the wants and needs of the individual people! It wouldn't make sense for what works for me day to day to would work for each of you. However, I have been in a few long distance relationships that haven't worked, and am currently in a blissfully happy one during my busiest year of med school, so I think I can add my few cents to the conversation. I asked my boyfriend . . .
I've been saying I want to write more spontaneous, doesn't take me 5 hours to edit, from the heart posts. So here I go. Let's talk relationships again! I used to hide parts of myself that I thought could be deal breakers or turn offs. In the past, the blog didn't get brought up until things were getting serious. That's not an easy thing to avoid, considering it has been pretty big part of my life for the last 7+ years. I intentionally left it out. I know there is a stigma against . . .
Today I'm sharing one reason I used to suck at relationships. I'm sure there are many, but there is one big one that I realized recently. I think this is on my mind due to the recent reunion weekend with my college girls, who have been privileged (ha) to witness the more questionable choices in men and terrible heartbreaks I've gone through. We reminisced (and I cringed!) a lot. Gratefully I'm now experiencing it from a, "Holy cow, I can't believe I put up with that much!" perspective, . . .
Ahhhh the dating post. I've put this off. We all want to talk about dating, apparently! And that's normal. In our twenties we are pretty hardwired to be searching for a partner. Have you heard of Erikson's Psychosocial Development Theory? We are smack dab in the middle of the intimacy vs. isolation period where we are looking for romance and asking, "Will I be loved?" And if that search isn't going well it can be really, really frustrating. A change from previous generations, only . . .
A few nights ago I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. I was reminded recently that my big break up with my ex was almost exactly a year ago. To be honest, I don't even know what the date of the break up was. I know it was a Tuesday and I know it was the end of March, so I guess it's easy enough to figure out. A friend of mine is struggling with a break up right now, too. She's hurting and wishes it didn't have to be this way. She alternates between feeling free and relieved, and then . . .