20 Things You Did You Should Be Proud Of

1. Turning down that guy that everyone loved but you.

2. Surviving junior high.

3. Owning your dance moves.

4. Being kind.

5. Your relationship with your parents. It may not be perfect, it may be the farthest thing from perfect but it’s yours. And whether you are still working on making your relationship better, there was a point that you tried to make it better and that is brave.

6. No longer feeling ashamed of your hair in high school. It was the style!

7. Voting in the last election.

8. Knowing all the words to the rap song …READ MORE

My favourite tweets of 2012

I know the best people on the internet. These are my favourite tweets of the entire year. Drumroll please……

On feelings

- “Can’t walk when I’m this angry.”- @HonestToddler

- “You’re just a feeling.”- @PreschoolGems

- “After Cinderella’s carriage turned back into a pumpkin, it was turned into 10,000 pumpkin spice lattes so everyone was fuckin’ thrilled.” – @AngryBFlay

- “I’m learning to drop my fear of being earnest. We’ve been taught to mock earnestness, but it’s truly a lovely thing.”- @schmutzie

” ‘Razbliuto’ is a Russian word to describe that empty feeling you have for someone you once loved, …READ MORE

Happy *Galentine’s Day!

I am forever amazed at how fucking awesome the people I know are. I mean it. I’m not sure how I was able to cultivate friendships with such a talented, brilliant and gifted group of women but I am glad I did. My life is marked by the fingerprints these women leave, through their writing and word, kind acts and calls for action and I am better for it.

They are talented moms and friends, wives and daughters, runners and photographers, big idea people and get it done people. They are the women who write essays that can leave me …READ MORE

You Know You’re A Blogger If…

1. You speak in code.

2. Your twitter account links to your blog, which links to your tumblr account which links to your flickr account.

3. You are surprised when someone asks how you are doing. Don’t they read your blog?

4. You’ve ever wrote a post titled “Things Every Blogger Should Know“.

5. You count introducing your boyfriend/girlfriend to your blog as a significant relationship milestone.

6. You know the difference between a tag and a category.

7. You’ve spent way too long thinking of the perfect word. And have lost sleep when you didn’t find it.

8. You …READ MORE

Meet the Internet

I know people who don’t understand blogging. Some of them, happen to be my favourite people in the world. Sure, they get the idea of sharing your thoughts, but many of my dearest and closest friends struggle to understand what a blogging community is and why it’s something I adore. I mention blogging or 20sb in casual conversations and I can see them trying to fully grasp the importance of this world to me but I know the connection hasn’t been made.

To be fair, I’ve never been really good at explaining why I do adore the community and the …READ MORE

Here’s what they didn’t tell you

They didn’t tell you how fun blogging could be. How excited you would be when you got your first comment, when you saw your name on someone’s blogroll, when you plucked out a handful of words from the vast English language to make sentence you were proud to write. A sentence that you would re-read because you loved it so much, a sentence that would ring in your head and roll off your tongue like poetry. No, they didn’t tell you that.

They didn’t tell you about the community. My word, the community. The people you would meet, the friends …READ MORE

Heartbreakers & Dealmakers

I knew a guy once who had the annoying habit of cracking his knuckles before sleep. It drove me INSANE. Nothing is more unsettling than drifting off and being awakened by a large CRACK!, followed by nine more CRACKS! . (Well, of course there are things more unsettling than this but it really does make my top five- sandwiched in between being woken up by someone staring at you and finding out that your ex-boyfriend used to masturbate to your grade 9 graduation photo. Bullet? Dodged.).

So, I did what any girl who loves sleep more than she should- I …READ MORE

Dropping the L word like it’s going out of style

Hey guess what?

It’s definitely time for a new topic. In fact, I can’t think of a time where a new topic was MORE NEEDED. But the thing is, any time I sat down to whip up something new, my brain melted into a puddle. And not even an engaging or mildly entertaining puddle but more into a gross, sticky, gooey, I’M UNHAPPY WITH THE WORLD sort of puddle.

Anyway.

I got over it.

And got my brain back.

Apparently.

Over a year ago, I wrote a LOVE LIST of things I adored and you know, this seemed like a …READ MORE

Let Me Tell You How This Works

Maybe you meet in a coffee shop- no, of course you don’t, who ever meets in a coffee shop? Maybe you meet in a crowded pub when his beer splashes your arm and as you wipe it dry you rack your brain thinking of all the clever things you always wanted to say if you were ever to meet a boy like this. Or maybe you meet through friends or online or maybe you meet at work- and through a handful of casual conversations discussing weekend plans and the weather you decide you like this boy.

However it happens, you …READ MORE

My Oscar General Thank You Speech

Despite my love for sparkly prom-like dresses, my willingness to sit through hours of singing and dancing and my **mild appreciation of Wolverine Hugh Jackman, I wasn’t invited to the Oscars this year. AND WORSE YET, I wasn’t even nominated. I have a ridiculous vlog saved somewhere on my computer, I thought just making it would have been enough to secure a nomination, but no. If I would have vlogged about Slumdog Millionaire I would have got nominated. Man. I bet if I would have just looked directly into the camera and said “SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE!” I would have at least …READ MORE