Category: Friendship

How to Identify Your True Squad

How to Identify Your True Squad

A few years ago, my parents were out of town and, twice in one week, I found myself sitting in a parking lot with a dead battery. In two different vehicles! No big deal, I reassured myself. I’ll just call someone to…

My Love-Hate Relationship with Valentine’s Day

My Love-Hate Relationship with Valentine’s Day

Several years back when Singles Awareness Day – I mean, Valentine’s Day 😜 – was approaching, one of my friends shot me a knowing look. “Are you one of those girls who hates Valentine’s Day?” I was taken aback. How…

Is Opening Your Heart Worth It?

Is Opening Your Heart Worth It?

Last year I had to say a tough goodbye to my 16 1/2-year-old dog Biscuit. He was our beloved family pet and resident nuisance who joined our home when I was just 12 years old. It had taken years of…

Where to Meet People Without Going to a Bar

Where to Meet People Without Going to a Bar

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t drink alcohol. It’s a decision I made a long time ago for my own health and well-being, and I feel confident in this decision. The majority of my generation, though, tends to socialize in…