I am a young woman from Canada
I am an Aquarius sun, Taurus moon, Capricorn rising
I am a reader, writer, lover of words
I am a multi-passionate individual
I am studying to become a Life and Creativity Coach
I am an open book
Why Hinge is Better Than Tinder
Before I share my story, I will say this: I have a friend who met her husband on Tinder. I met him, he seems really great, and they are very happy together! So I'm not completely knocking Tinder ...
Cue Cards for a First Date?
Despite having 'boyfriends' in middle school, I never had a first date until I was almost 25 years old. We met on a dating app called Hinge, near the beginning of October. I had just started my teaching degree, and he was a truck driver. Between my schoolwork and other commitments at the time, plus the fact that he got sent on a job further away for three weeks, we ended up texting back and forth for a month (with one phone call on Halloween) before we officially met.
I always claimed to be a “jack of all trades, master of none” … on my good days, I was a little proud of this, but most days it was said with a hint of shame behind the words. I struggled for years believing I was inadequate compared to my friends -- they all seemed to have a thing, a specialty, a niche. I admired a lot of their interests, but I truly believed I couldn’t love the same things as any them. I had a friend who danced, a friend who learned sign language, a few friends who read -- I know, it seems stupid to think "My friends like books, so I can't like books." ... even though I loved reading and read so much as a child. But this is how I truly felt as a teenager! I didn't want to step on anyone's toes -- or worse, try to become knowledgable about something but come across as a fool because my friend was the "expert".
No More University for Me
Both my Grandpa and my Dad didn't finish their university degrees. My Mom took some college courses, but didn't go for a degree. There was a lot of (internal) pressure for me go to university, to get a degree, and to do something big with my life.
Pride & Prejudice Adapted
I'm not a fan of reading classics -- I'm sorry, I know the stories are classic for a reason, and I'm sure they're all very good reads! But I have a hard time motivating myself to try. I didn't read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen until my early 20s, and even then I had to immerse myself into some adaptations in order to understand the story. I tried reading it when I was 17 first, and I struggled. Fear not: I now love the story, and I'd be happy to read any of Austen's other works!
Tomorrow has no mistakes yet. Tomorrow is a brand new day. Tomorrow will be better, And maybe I'll say what I need to say.
Top 11 TableTop Games
In my parents' day, there weren't a ton of options for tabletop games. I guess there were a variety of card games, but board games? They had Clue, Monopoly, maybe a couple other classics. When I was growing up, we had a few more than that -- my dad owned like 20 different versions of Trivial Pursuit!
Take Care of Yourself
I'm what you would call an early bloomer -- breasts at the age of 8 or 9, menstruating at the age of 11, and accidentally discovering masturbation at the age of 12. (Ladies, if you've never tried it, I highly recommend investing in a good shower head!)