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Don’t Date a Girl who Travels

3 Feb

travel girl

She’s the one with the messy unkempt hair colored by the sun. Her skin is now far from fair like it once was. Not even sun kissed. It’s burnt with multiple tan lines, wounds and bites here and there. But for every flaw on her skin, she has an interesting story to tell.

Don’t date a girl who travels. She is hard to please. The usual dinner-movie date at the mall will suck the life out of her. Her soul craves for new experiences and adventures. She will be unimpressed with your new car and your expensive watch. She would rather climb a rock or jump out of an airplane than hear you brag about it.


Don’t date a girl who travels because she will bug you to book a flight every time there’s an airline seat sale. She wont party at Republiq. And she will never pay over $100 for Avicii because she knows that one weekend of clubbing is equivalent to one week somewhere far more exciting.

Chances are, she can’t hold a steady job. Or she’s probably daydreaming about quitting. She doesn’t want to keep working her ass off for someone else’s dream. She has her own and is working towards it. She is a freelancer. She makes money from designing, writing, photography or something that requires creativity and imagination. Don’t waste her time complaining about your boring job.


Don’t date a girl who travels. She might have wasted her college degree and switched careers entirely. She is now a dive instructor or a yoga teacher. She’s not sure when the next paycheck is coming. But she doesn’t work like a robot all day, she goes out and takes what life has to offer and challenges you to do the same.

Don’t date a girl who travels for she has chosen a life of uncertainty. She doesn’t have a plan or a permanent address. She goes with the flow and follows her heart. She dances to the beat of her own drum. She doesn’t wear a watch. Her days are ruled by the sun and the moon. When the waves are calling, life stops and she will be oblivious to everything else for a moment. But she has learned that the most important thing in life isn’t surfing.

travel vintage

Don’t date a girl who travels as she tends to speak her mind. She will never try to impress your parents or friends. She knows respect, but isn’t afraid to hold a debate about global issues or social responsibility.

She will never need you. She knows how to pitch a tent and screw her own fins without your help. She cooks well and doesn’t need you to pay for her meals. She is too independent and wont care whether you travel with her or not. She will forget to check in with you when she arrives at her destination. She’s busy living in the present. She talks to strangers. She will meet many interesting, like-minded people from around the world who share her passion and dreams. She will be bored with you.

So never date a girl who travels unless you can keep up with her. And if you unintentionally fall in love with one, don’t you dare keep her. Let her go.

This article has resonated with so many women around the world and has been translated into over 20 different languages including Spanish (EU & SA), Portuguese (EU & Brazil), German, Italian, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, French-Canadian, Dutch, Greek, Danish, Swedish, Croatian, Estonian, Russian, Czech, European Spanish and Thai.


I’m in Love with a Boy that Hates Me

11 Dec

I’ve got to vent. I never wanted this to be one of those woes of dating blogs but dating seems to be on my mind right now so I guess I’ll keep at it.

“I’m in love with a girl that hates me” was the main line in the chorus of a song I heard at a talent show in High School. Two Australian guys wrote and sang the song.  Although I only heard it once, its catchy melody has made the words stick in my mind for years.  (if you can find a copy of it, I have a huge earring collection and I will give you any pair that you want)dating 2

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5 Guys I Almost Dated (#3)

9 Dec

#3 Leonardo – Just Friends

Leonardo and I had an interesting relationship. I guess you could say we were friends, but it wasn’t a real friendship.

I chose the name Leonardo because he was REALLY good-looking (not quite as cute as Leonardo DiCaprio, but he was leonardoclose). We were in the same FHE group (if you don’t know what that is, ask a Mormon Friend)  my sophomore year and it was quickly apparent that Leonardo’s apartment was cool and all the girls in the group wanted to be their friends. The battle began.

We would invite them to a bonfire or tea party (they really liked holding and attending tea parties) and the other girls in the group would invite them over for dinner. We would then retaliate by throwing an exclusive 1920’s themed Murder Mystery Party. I’m not sure who won the battle, but it was a ridiculous alpha female competition and I feel dumb even writing about it.

Leonardo and I didn’t become friends until the end of the year. During our friendship, I felt like he was one of the few people I could talk to without being judged, yet we knew very little about each other. We rarely saw each other but when we did, we were able to pick up like we hung out regularly. It was a relationship built on respect, not time.

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5 Guys I Almost Dated – Part 2

6 Dec

 #4 Michelangelo: The Oscillating Infatuation

We had a class together freshman year.  He was a handsome James Fanco-lookingjames franco guy, with a quirky personality, and he wore a leather jacket. I liked him, my friends liked him, and my mom liked him… Although he gave off the “good guy” vibe, my dad never came around.

Fun fact: He was so good at guitar hero that he decided to start his own band. I’m not actually sure if he started the band or just became a member of it.  But he could shred it in real life and in the virtual one.

We didn’t see much of each other sophomore year so eventually I lost interest.

The summer before my Junior year was a turning point for me: My flirting skills improved when I attended a stay away co-ed summer camp, I became best friends with a girl who was much more popular than I was, and I finally caved in to my mom’s badgering and started wearing makeup.

When I went back to school the tables had turned, and Michelangelo was interested.

Unfortunately, I didn’t reciprocate. Although I still thought he was cool, I felt like his maturity peaked in 7th grade and I was WAY beyond that [I’ve become much less mature since then, thank goodness!].

He still loved super heroes, Harry Potter, and any article of clothing with a howling wolf on it. Oddly enough, he makes a really weird wolf-looking facial expression in 85% of the pictures he takes.  It looks very similar to this:


Coincidence? Probably not.  He is an aspiring actor and he probably has a hard time containing his inner wolf.

I didn’t go to dances in high school very often but when I did, he was always a sweetheart by making sure to grind on me (while laughing uncontrollably).

first kiss

M-Angelo liked anime and this is what I wish our kiss would have been like. ha

After high school,we stayed friends for a while and although we never dated, he was my first kiss [an interesting story that I’ll have to share another time].

Another Fun Fact: I’m really glad that he was my first kiss because when he makes it big, I’m going to be the girl that says, “I kissed Michelangelo BEFORE he was rubbing shoulders with Bill Murray.”

Since high school he has pursued his acting career and gotten a tattoo of the dark mark on his arm.

Stories like this never have a good conclusion. They just keep going on and on until someone gets married… but who knows? Maybe the timing will work out in the future and we’ll get together again.



My Future Funeral

9 Nov

So what?

I was reading an article about a girl who died of bone cancer last week.  I don’t usually like inspirational stories about death because they make me sad but this girl intrigued me because she had an insanely cool bucket list.

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In a Fight who Would win: Frankenstein or Dracula?

31 Oct

frankenstien quote


5 Unusual Destinations Within A Day’s Drive from Salt Lake City

29 Oct

salt lake city

Fly Geyser, Black Rock Desert, Nevada

Fly Geyser is not a natural phenomenon. It was created accidentally in 1964 from a geothermal test well inadequately capped. The scalding water has erupted from the well since then, leaving calcium carbonate deposits growing at the rate of several inches per year. The brilliant red and green coloring on the mounds is from thermophilic algae thriving in the extreme micro-climate of the geysers.  It’s not technically open to the public but who doesn’t like a little trespassing adventure?nevada

Bodie, California – Ghost Town

One of the most well-preserved ghost towns in America lies in the Rocky Mountains.  Bodie is unique because the homes are still furnished and the buildings are intact.  It’s almost like everyone int he town just stood up one day and walked out!

bodie building

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How to Break a bad Habit (less than 20 Words)

26 Oct

Bad Habit

Although starting a new habit can seem overwhelming, sometimes it’s actually quite simple.  I’ve linked these four basic points to my favorite websites about habit building.  Enjoy!

1) Understand why you have the habit

2) Change your perspective

3) Set Parameters for change

4) Make consistent decisions to support that change


When you don’t have time for an Indiana Jones Adventure: Consider this Alternative

19 Oct

honeless man

Talk to someone new.  Make a friend outside of your usual friend group and see what happens! You might meet someone who has climbed Mt. Everest, written a book about how to knit afghans, or survived cancer.  Everyone has a story to share.

“What is a friend? I will tell you . . . . it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.”  Frank Crane

**I saw this picture of a homeless man Alan Shapiro‘s website (he is an AMAZING photographer) and I knew that it needed to be paired with this quote.  Eat it up Pinterest!

Why Going into Business was the Best, Worst Decision I’ve ever Made

4 Oct

So What?monster movie

Having natural talent is great but having a good work ethic is even better.  I’ve always believed that if I study hard enough I will be able to get good grades and succeed in school.  With a few exceptions, that perspective has helped me a lot.  Unfortunately, I’m living in a class schedule that’s full of exceptions.

Ever since I decided to go into business, I’ve loved my decision: I’m interested in my classes, I’ve had supportive teachers, and I like how the material is very relevant in my life.  When I go to the business school I feel like I enter a beehive of opportunity.  Its always busy and it’s always buzzing.  My favorite thing about it is that when I’m there, a majority of the people that I meet match my enthusiasm for life.

That being said; business classes don’t love me.

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