Anonymous asked: How do you have a life when working 60 hour weeks? Where is there time for friends, hobbies, and other interests?
My friends are all my coworkers, my hobby is cycling so I commute by bike, and my other interests are satiated by rampant reading on the internet.
No one is saying it’s healthy, which is why I am currently on a tropical island in the Caribbean for ten days.
Lots of “life thinking” going on. On the beach. In a bikini. With kite-boarding instructors.
2:31 pm • 13 April 2013 • 27 notes
“There are billions of people in this world, but life is long and you’ll never believe the insane ways that the people you meet and kiss and hate and date will intertwine and overlap. Nothing in my life has served me more than being as effervescent as I can in every situation I face. So say hi like it never happened and move on like he doesn’t exist. There is nothing more alarming to a man than a woman who is kind and couldn’t care less.”
— Dear DateByNumbers on CollegeCandy
6:23 pm • 11 April 2013 • 187 notes
Anonymous asked: Do you think you'll pick up and move again?
In my life? Well, I sure as hell hope so. My God.
But, that being said, I have no plans to do so anytime soon. As my nearest and dearest put it, “you’re already great at starting fresh - it’s time to learn to cultivate.”
But, that being said as well, one cannot predict the outlandish and peculiar ways life unfolds. I certainly haven’t been able to.
3:49 pm • 9 April 2013 • 11 notes
Anonymous asked: It's like you don't love this blog anymore.
I would phrase it more as, “it’s like you got a demanding, fast-paced, extremely stressful job and can’t spend as much time on this blog anymore.” That would be accurate.
I love this blog. But I was in the office for 13 hours yesterday. I got home and answered more emails. That’s not a complaint, that’s a typical work day for me. And while that means it’s difficult to find time to write, it also means it’s difficult to find time to live.
I cannot write about my job, and I’m not experiencing life in a way that is worthy of writing down. The quality of what I post is important, but more important than that is the actual content itself. This isn’t a space for me to complain about hard hours or difficult work situations. This is a space for me to detail my journey. Right now, to my ever blossoming dismay, that journey has stagnated.
And to be perfectly honest, I don’t yet know what to do about that.
I love my job. I love this blog. I love you for reading. But this blog doesn’t put a roof over my head… it only helps supplement my biking addiction. My ultimate goal is for pen and paper to supply roof and mortar, and I am still trying to figure out how to make that happen.
Please stick around while I do.
2:54 pm • 9 April 2013 • 27 notes
Long Ride Saturday.
1275 ft elevation gain
17.7 mph average
Max speed of 46.5 mph (holy shit)
What a ride.
6:31 pm • 6 April 2013 • 24 notes
BREAKING NEWS: A judge has ordered the FDA to make the morning-after pill available over-the-counter nationwide—no matter how old you are.
Previously, the pill required a prescription for girls aged 16 or under. In 2011, Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius made a controversial move, blocking an FDA recommendation that the pill be available over-the-counter to anyone.
It’s about damn time.
11:09 am • 5 April 2013 • 2,261 notes
“Second chances need to be earned, not given out like flyers. So frequently we match the faith we have in people to the investment we wish they had in us. When it comes to second chances, they need to earn that faith by proving that investment.”
— Date by Numbers (via krizzikinz)
8:44 pm • 4 April 2013 • 85 notes
You ever see something so ugly you need to have it?
Cardigan: TJMaxx; Dress: boutique; Shoes: H&M
4:53 pm • 4 April 2013 • 20 notes
“Wanting a committed relationship and conducting yourself as such does not make you clingy. It is possible to want a relationship and to be cool at the same time, despite whatever Bro Code propaganda you might have read online. Acting like you don’t want something serious in efforts to not appear clingy doesn’t protect your feelings – it just forces you to continue acting when he says he doesn’t want something serious either.”
— Dear DateByNumbers on CollegeCandy
3:27 pm • 4 April 2013 • 92 notes
I started my Summer 2013 playlist and this is literally the only song on it so far.
Going hard this summer, apparently.
3:42 pm • 3 April 2013 • 21 notes