Why I Drive An Ugly Car

My car, a 2002 Honda Civic EX coupe, is ugly. While I would prefer the ugliness to be less pronounced, it's over 13 years old. It’s reliable, rarely needs repairs, the insurance is cheap, and since I bought it with cash over eight years ago, I've never had a monthly payment....more
mmdimick Hondas are such great cars...I'm glad to hear yours has been so reliable, too!more

How Minimalism Is Going to Get Me What I Want Out of Life

There’s something you should know about me: I consider minimalism to be a big part of my life....more
Laurend1985  I feel like I've been the same way with my husband. He's much better about ...more

My Defining Moment: I Conquered My Eating Disorder

I know exactly when I became consumed with my weight. In 2001, at age 21, I had major surgery on my back (corrective surgery for scoliosis)....more
I too had an eating disorder. Mine started in my teens when I went on a diet to lose a few ...more

I'm 35 and I Don't Know If I Want a Baby

Sometimes I want a baby and sometimes I don't....more
chiars So happy to hear that it resonated with you!more

I'm Turning 30 and I'm Good With It

I was surprised to see that one of my posts included in The BlogHer Community's Most Loved Posts of 2009 was actually something I wrote back in 2007. In that post, written a few months after I turned 27, I talked about approaching 30. Now that I'm three months shy of my 30th birthday, I thought it was time to readdress it. ...more

I will be 30 in November and I'm actually looking forward to it.  My life has gotten ...more

Online Dating: Sometimes You Just Need a Break

I've been a member of an online dating site since July 2008; I've never suspended or canceled the service since it was activated. It's always there, ready for me to use if I feel like it, but my frequency of use has varied widely. There have been times where I met three new people in one week, and other times where I've met the same number of people in a month or more. ...more
This is very frequent and I often will stop checking my online dating sites for a few weeks and ...more

Space-Saving Tips for Small Homes

Ever since I moved into a studio in January, I find myself drawn to stories and photos of other studio apartments, as well as the people who live in them. I want to know how they arrange their furniture, and if living in a smaller space suits them. I wonder if their space feels crowded because they're trying to fit too much into a limited amount of square footage or if everything flows like it should. ...more
For a single person life in a small apartment is the best choice according to me. It allows ...more

Thoughts on Valentine's Day

Every year in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day, we inevitably read the same kind of material as we did the year before: articles about how not to be depressed if you don't have a date; tips on what to buy your sweetie if you have one; people who are depressed and bitter about their single status; and people like me who say the holiday doesn't bother them one bit. This one is how to keep sane as a single. ...more
I hate valentine day,,,,more

Let the Decorating Begin

It wasn't until recently that I became interested in decorating. When I was living with my sisters throughout my late teens to mid-twenties, doing anything with my apartment other than the bare minimum wasn't something that ever crossed my mind. As long as I had furniture that looked all right, a TV and computer, something on the walls...I was good to go. ...more

Spring time also means breaking out the tool belt for me. And by tool belt I mean scissors, tape ...more

Living in a Studio Apartment: I Like It

When I started apartment hunting last fall, I fought against living in a studio. ...more
Great article! My husband and I currently live in a studio. You can read about our experience ...more