Unromantically Yours

Last night, I met up with a friend for what is becoming our quarterly check-in into the other’s life.  With busy schedules, meeting up for drinks a few times a year is about all we have time for and sometimes we even have a hard time penciling that in.  Tucking into one of our favorite local bars, we ordered pints and settled into a table for two with house-made potato chips and the delightful charm and camaraderie that only an Irish pub can offer.

As it turns out, the past few months have been great for the both of us.  We happily chatted about our jobs, our hobbies, and then got down to the exceptionally good stuff: our relationships.  Toasting to our good fortune and thrilled that karma seems to have finally found us, we began to gush about our significant others in ways that seemed very adult for two people who quite recently had been wondering why we seemed to be the only two singles left on the planet.  We talked about how we journeyed into coupledom and where we saw things going.  Then he said something that completely took me by surprise.

“I think she could be The One.  I really do.”

The One.

Other Half

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Finding Inspiration And Choosing A Winner

A few weeks ago, I received one of the nicest emails from my blogging soul mate Stephanie with a completely unexpected request: she asked me to guest post on Simply Stephanie for her Inspiration Week.

I was completely touched that someone would put their blog in my hands and allow me to share more than a comment’s worth of space on their site.  This being my first year blogging, I had never really thought about what it would be like to guest post.  With blogs being so incredibly personal, how could anyone give someone else the reins and write for them?  How do you essentially substitute for a fellow blogger while staying true to both their blog and your style?

I was surprised to learn just how easy it was.  The trick is: be yourself.  With little more than some basic pointers, I set out to complete my first guest post and even got it in days before it was due (college professors from my undergraduate years are dumbfounded).

And today is the day!  Check out my guest blog here and don’t forget to browse through the other Inspiration Week posts by Laura of Not So Skinny Genes, Melissa from the Existential Detective, and Amber from Arbitrary Ambrosia.  It’s been an absolute pleasure to share the blogging stage with these awesome ladies and thank you Stephanie for the honor!

I also have another bit of news for you all.  I have a winner to announce of the Blog-Warming Giveaway, Take 2.

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