I get very lonely being single, especially around the holidays. I just turned 22 & I know I have plenty of time to find someone, but it is difficult. I'm just wondering how you deal with being single since you always seem to not let it bother you. Thanks
People come and go from your life and the holidays always seem to remind you of that relationship you might be missing. I would be lying if I said I never get lonely but the reality is that I’m so busy on working, improving my craft and myself that I can’t be bothered with “When am I going to have a boyfriend?” I would rather focus on my career than let a relationship slow me down or distract me from my ultimate goal.
If I happen to find someone to get into a relationship with along the way, then I would happily welcome it. It’s just not my current focus :) x
Do you think its emberessing to blog/vlog? I think it is, I hate telling people about it
Before I was doing the vlog thing full time I didn’t tell many people about it simply because it didn’t seem like something worth mentioning. Nowadays I’ve gotten so many wonderful opportunities and it has become the thing I really enjoy and I’m super proud of so why not tell the world? I (in effect) run my own business now and many people can’t say the same.
Hey Claire, i was just wondering where you were when you were 20years old. I am at that age and i am nowhere near the person i want to be later in life. I have no clue how to start and just feel lost and stuck in my life. Any advice?
I’m about to turn 30 and I’m still not sure of where I want to be later in life. There’s no deadline. Live life everyday to the best of your ability and be the best you that you can. Over time you will find what makes you happy and what you’re passionate about. Then once you have, do it every day.
I know I don’t speak about this topic often, maybe I should. Maybe if I spoke about it more, those of us who are going through the same thing could share our experiences and I would feel less alone in these feelings. Honestly I don’t bring it up because it can be such a downer and if I allow myself to speak about it, or even think about it…I think that I will cry and that in itself will slow me down.
Let me first say that my Mom is alive. Maybe the title threw you off but let me explain. For those of you who may not know this about me, my Mom has always been my rock and the reason why I’ve come this far in my life. I owe her everything. She was always strong, independent, didn’t take shit from anyone and raised me to be the same way (which I’m forever thankful for). Next year I’ll be turning 30 and I’ve started to realize how much I am in fact, my mother’s daughter.
My Mom also happened to be diagnosed with dementia 2 years ago.
There are two main things that I tend to do when it comes to break ups because I’m a hard ass when it comes to emotions and I have little tolerance for moping. This isn’t for everyone…
1. Allow yourself to be sad for no more than 48 hours (give or take depending on how serious the relationship was but basically, don’t spend a week doing the following…) During that time feel free to stay in bed all day or on the couch in front of the TV or computer. Watch all the sad romantic dramas you want and order take out. Bitch to your friends (that are willing to listen) about all the shit you’re feeling. DON’T LURK YOUR EX.
2. Distract yourself. Move on with your daily tasks. After you’ve allowed yourself to be super pathetic and emotional by mourning the relationship - quit feeling sorry for yourself. Take a shower, put on makeup and get out of the house. Even if it’s just for a few hours. Go to the grocery store, go shopping and treat yourself to a pair of shoes or whatever. Just get out of the house so you quit festering. DON’T LURK YOUR EX.
ULTIMATELY, your ex missed out. I’m not the type to get back together with an ex so once it’s over, it’s over and they better not come back begging and there’s no way I’m coming back for more so why not move on with your life? You’ve got bigger and better things coming so don’t waste time crying over someone who clearly doesn’t value your heart.
I'm asking this personally... did you ever get upset at your mother for asking questions repeatedly or constantly? I have done so guiltily... my grandmother is, I guess you can say, entering the stages of dementia. I feel so bad, but I forget sometimes, especially on my off days and I get a little frustrated with her. I'd just like to know I'm not alone. I see you as a real and down to earth person that I could relate to.
It’s easy to get frustrated but you have to try and remember that they’re not doing it intentionally and it’s not something they’re in control of. Don’t take it personally and take a break to breathe if you need it.
any advice for when your best guy friend gets a girlfriend?
I’m not sure what you really want to know.
In general I’m supportive of my friend’s (guys and girls) relationships as long as they’re happy and healthy ones. If I feel a person isn’t right for them and my friend asks my opinion, I’ll give it honestly. But I will never stand between a friend and their relationship, it’s not my place to.
But I will also be the first to stand up for my friends when they’re treated wrongly. Bros before hoes.
I finally got my hands on the Brandy Melville Caroline cardigan but every time I put in the wash, it shrinks & loses it's 'slouchyness'! I do follow the instructions to take care of it (wash with cold water, do not tumble dry, etc,) I'm not sure I want to pay $50+ again if it'll happen again & I only had it for about a month. How do you take of yours? Thank you for your help!
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