As if trying to meet someone that you’re attracted to, compatible with, and interested in isn’t hard enough…add a couple bad dates into the mix and you may want to throw the towel in on dating altogether. After a bad date, you start thinking to yourself “Maybe being single isn’t that bad after all” or “Why me?!” Trust me, I get it! I, myself am no stranger to the bad date. In fact, I can remember one quite vividly that sent me home in tears by the end of the night (I’m highly emotional, don’t judge me). Looking back on it now, I definitely would’ve handled that situation differently. But hey, you live and you learn right? If that horrible date never happened, I wouldn’t be able to share some of my knowledge with you!
So, there’s nothing I love more than to pour myself a glass of wine, indulge in my favorite sweets and tune in to watch Iyanla Vanzant come in and try to help people get their shit together. Her show “Iyanla Fix My Life” addresses some hard issues people are dealing with on a daily basis and the show just returned for a new season earlier this month. Maybe it’s due to the fact that I myself, love helping others and giving advice, or that I always end up with a lesson learned at the end of the hour-long show. Whatever it is, I’m hooked! My favorite episodes are the ones involving struggling dating lives or marriages (I mean, I think that’s kind of obvious lol). One of her more common questions she asks women that find themselves dealing with love and dating related issues is, “Did you fall in love with the person, promise, or the penis?” I swear that when I first heard Iyanla ask this question I nearly jumped out of my seat! I took this question and applied it to my own dating life. I had quite the revelation and learned a lot about myself. So now I have to ask you, which of the Three P’s is your vice?
I know that you guys have been waiting to get your hands on my new novel! I have GREAT news! “Dilemmas Of a Damsel: Part II” is now available on Amazon for PRE-ORDER! Just in case you missed it – check out the book trailer here! In addition to that, here’s another treat from me to you! As promised – a FREE SNEAK PEEK of “Dilemmas Of a Damsel: Part II”! Get to know Blair, Jayson, and the rest of the characters a little better.
Ah, Valentine’s Day! The holiday that gives couples everywhere an excuse to be extra gushy over one another. When it comes to things to do on the “Day of Love” options are endless. From romantic dinners to private classes, or an intimate night in, there are plenty of ways to make the day a great one. Personally, for me, my boyfriend and I don’t really make a huge deal out of the day. I’d much rather stay in and enjoy the company of the one I love. So instead of putting together a list of gifts to buy and places to go with your partner, I wanted to go a different route. After all, this day is all about love and not so much about material things. Yes, the drugstore candy and roses are cute, but what’s better than good ole’ quality time with the one you love without breaking the bank?
Valentine’s Day is a widely celebrated day of love and romance – and it will be here before we know it. Couples and lovebirds come out in droves to show their love and appreciation for one another with gifts, roses, and an overload of chocolates. If you’re single, I’m sure this day can be annoying if you allow it to. Many of us don’t like being made to feel like we’re intentionally being left out especially because of our relationship status! Trust me, I’ve been there. I say enough with all that. Self-love is the most important form of love there is. And the love you have for yourself should be celebrated! If you’re single, you have as much right as anyone to enjoy your Valentine’s Day as you see fit.