Like most girls my age, I have had quite a few failed relationships. Since I have somehow survived breakups that I thought were devastating, I decided to sit back and look at my dating habits, as well as my personal habits. What is the one thing I noticed? In most cases, I was giving myself FULLY to the relationship, and it was not always reciprocated, at least that is how some of them appeared. What is one thing that I did not notice? How little I was paying attention to myself and my needs. So, upon multiple hours of thought processing, and a little bit of self-evaluation, this is why being single may be your best bet.
Ever since I moved into my first apartment, I have been dogless. I have grown up with dogs, babysat dogs, and generally been obsessed with dogs since I was very young. While browsing through petfinder.com, I stumbled across a local rescue shelter, and some super fluffy Great Pyrenees puppies. Casually scanning through the photos of the pups for adoption, I stumbled across this little white fluff ball. Made a quick call, a PayPal deposit, and a quick drive to an adoption event, and the next thing I know, I am a mommy!
Let me just tell you, growing up is not very fun. In fact, you have to deal with everything that you do…rather you want to or not. I have had some pretty unfavorable events happen in the past couple of months, and I think for once, I have actually learned a lesson. My mother would be so proud. Since a lot of us are going through different situations where we may or may not be at fault, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about the importance of a reality check. Especially a personal reality check.