All posts tagged: Dating

Bumbling Around With Online Dating

(Note: Originally written for a class in the Fall 2016 semester. I have decided to edit and update it for my blog.) Back in September of last year, I tried online dating. Actually, I tried a dating app, but I lump them together in the same category. Being new to the San Francisco, I thought I should give a new pool of men a try, and leave my pessimistic views on dating back in Los Angeles. With my encouraging, and rather enthusiastic, roommate cheering me on, I dove into the online dating world, with a load of skepticism, but willing to open up to the possibilities before me. Fortunately, there is not as much stigma associated with online dating as there was in the past. In fact, with platforms like Bumble, Tinder, OkCupid, and the like, dating, meeting, and “hooking-up” via online is quite the acceptable norm. Let’s look at the numbers. On any given day of the week, you could do a Google search and find plenty of statistics on the number of people …

Birthday Resolution: Why I Stayed Angry for 7 Years

I mentioned it in my last post, but my birthday was this past Friday. I am the big Three – One, and to be quite honest I cannot believe it. Now, I know a lot of people do not put much stock into birthdays. Sometimes I feel like people down play the importance of them because that is the expectation when you become an adult. It is apart of maturing – I suppose. And I’ll be honest, I tried that once. To pretend my birthday was not a big deal to me. That it was, “just another day.” Needless to say, it did not work. I like celebrating my birthday! For me it is an exciting period. A new beginning. A sort of personal new year’s day. I try to make the most of it, taking an extra week day off if I can. I try to do something I have never done before, or allow myself to indulge in a little extravagance for a day. I pamper myself like no one ever will. I think …

My Birthday Indulgence: Dinner at The Bazzar by Jose Andrés

Friday, October 9th was my thirty-first birthday. I am officially over 3 decades old, even if that is one year over. I always make it a point to do something significant for my birthday. It may seem silly, and often times you will hear people say that they prefer not to make a big deal out of the day because it is just like any other. But let’s be honest, where is the fun in that? In my opinion, it is not like any other day because it is YOUR birthday. If nothing it holds significance for you. Your life matters. It is so important! And we all deserve to celebrate our birth like its a national holiday. Even more, it certainly was not “just another day” for your mother who went through the physical trail of bringing you into this world. So, if you can, at least do something for your mother or in honor of the memory of her struggle, if you do not do something for yourself. So, what did I do, …

Lessons on Love: Its All Elementary

I think I may have mentioned that I am a preschool teacher. I have actually worked in education for nearly a decade, and I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with a variety of age groups from infants to 10 year olds. However, my current position allows me to work in all the classrooms at our little preschool, depending on the need of each room. Today I got to spend time with one of our older classrooms. The children range in ages 3 – 5 years old. Today during their afternoon snack time, I happened to be sitting with 3 of the children – 2 girls and a boy. A variety of topics can come about when dealing with children at this age. People, frequently, underestimate how much children know. Especially, in our modern era where access to knowledge, experiences, and information is easily attained. This is even more true for our young ones, who become increasingly more technologically savvy then their older counterparts. But I digress. So, while having snack with these three, the …