The Ups And Downs Of Working For The Weekend

The idea of a work/life balance differs for everyone. And I think most people never really get as much life as they do work. We all just end up working for the weekend.

But that’s the reality of most jobs these days, when we accepted our positions we accepted the time commitment. We grind for five days straight, then try to relax and shake it all off in two. Unfortunately, work often blends into the life time. That’s why the separation is so important.

If you work too much, you’re making money to essentially do nothing with it. If you live too much, you probably won’t have any money to do all the things you really love.

It’s okay to work for the weekend – as long as you are making the most out of your weekends.

As long as you are sincerely creating a barrier between work and life, then it’s okay to let work consume you for the five days out of the week. Because you’re going to make up for it after 5pm or on Saturday and Sunday.

It’s never a bad thing to work towards something. Whether it towards a goal or towards your next nap. It’s something that keeps you motivated, something that allows you to dedicate yourself to your job so you can happily dedicate yourself to, well, yourself.

Make sure you are taking the time you need for yourself. You won’t be successful at work if you’re not successful in your home life. If you’re not sleeping enough, not having enough fun, not taking enough time off – you simply will burn out before you can even prove how great you can be in your career.

Work for the weekend, but make the weekends count.

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5 Ways You’re Dating Wrong

  1. You’re ignoring your standards.
    You’ve been single for so long that you feel like you don’t have the right to be picky anymore. But if you’re going to be picky about anything, it should probably be about someone you’re spending all your time with. Don’t date someone just because you can.
  2. You aren’t open to all of the methods of dating.
    Getting set up, blind dates, online dating, the old fashioned way – each way of dating isn’t for everyone. But you at least need to give it a shot if you’re going to figure out what works and what doesn’t.
  3. You want to put a label on everything.
    You don’t need to be monogamous after the first date. You can casually date more than one person at one time, you can wait weeks or months to decide if you want to be in a committed relationship.
  4. You’re not taking advice from others.
    Almost every relationship falls into the same pattern, there are definitely people going through what you’re going through. Reach out to them and actually listen to their advice to avoid making the same mistakes they did.
  5. You’re just not ready.
    I don’t care if it’s been two months or two years since your last relationship – you might just not be ready. And that’s okay! Accept your life for what it is now and the rest will follow.
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The Hookup On: Updated Fall Bucket List

My fall bucket list a little less heavy than my summer one, because work picks up and holidays are busy. But see below for my fall bucket list! I’ve added a couple of new things and have a lot more to get done – the next coming weeks will be very busy for me🙂

        1. Go pumpkin picking
        2. Go apple picking
        3. Bake apple things
        4. Visit Washington D.C.
        5. Go to 3 concerts
        6. Put together a dope Halloween costume
        7. Get in better physical shape
        8. Get a new ear piercing
        9. Learn to knit/crochet something new
        10. Save money!!
        11. Reach 2,200 Instagram followers
        12. Reach 1,500 WordPress followers
        13. Make more time for friends
        14. Become more involved at work
        15. Bake pumpkin seeds
        16. Watch 13 Halloween movies
        17. Be happy

Let me know if you have anything you want to do this fall or if you have any ideas for me to add to my list🙂

Why I Didn’t Miss College After Graduation

College was the best four years of my life, hands down. I hated high school and turned it all around in college.

But four years was really all I needed.

In some ways, college felt short. As I put on my graduation cap, it felt like I had just moved into a dorm I hated with a failing relationship nipping at my heels. As I walked to the ceremony with my friends, it felt like I had just been trying to crack open my shell and form those relationships I had heard everyone talking about. As I grabbed my diploma, it felt like I had just been getting lost on my way to class yesterday.

In other ways, college felt long. Because I met a lot of people that were great, but also a lot of people that were awful. I had a great education, but also some very useless classes at very early times. I had learned a lot about myself, but I had learned it the hard way.

In four years, I explored every aspect of myself. I did everything I needed to do to find out who I truly am. It took a lot of time, it took a lot of heart break, a lot of tears and fights. It included a lot of drama that was unnecessary and a lot of long late night talks that were.

When I graduated college, I was happy. I wasn’t sad to leave behind the university that taught me so much. Or the sorority that raised me. Or the professors that guided me.

Of course I would miss living with my best friends when I moved in with my parents. And I would definitely miss sleeping in or even sleeping all day without a care in the world. I would miss having less responsibilities and the ability to have fun all the time – but it’s more nostalgia than it is sadness. It was a good time, but now it’s over. Now it’s time to have different good times.

I dove head first into postgrad life and I couldn’t be happier. I shed my college self skin and found a version of myself that makes me truly happy. I still learn a lot, I still have great friends, and I still sleep in on the weekends. I appreciate everything college gave me, but I don’t miss it at all. You can’t if you look at your new life with positivity, if you give the postgrad life a chance and learn to live it up in a different way. It’s a whole new world waiting for you to explore it.

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Being In Love Vs. Being Comfortable

Relationships are hard for a number of reasons. They involve two people, each who has their own thoughts, feelings, and complicated structure. Two people that are trying to melt their lives into one. To have one set of thoughts, feelings, and one single complicated structure.

Sometimes it can be hard to find the person that’s right for you. Sometimes it can be so easy to fall in love. But the beginning of a relationship is rarely the hard part – the months and years and rest of your life that follows is the hard part.

You have to be so self aware. You have to constantly know how you’re feeling and how to talk about it so it doesn’t get in the way of anything. When you lose your self awareness and settle into the relationship bed you’ve made, problems can’t be identified anymore. You can’t see happiness or sadness or jealousy or rage. You just see your relationship and it is what it is.

Are you still in love or are you just comfortable? Sure, you can’t picture your life without him but that’s only because you’ve spent so much time with him. Because you have structured your life around another person and have become painfully unaware of your own feelings.

Do you stick out the fights, the jealousy, the unhappiness because you’re in love? Love does not have to be pain, in fact it should be the one thing that makes you feel better when it’s recipricoted.

This relationship may be your norm now, but it wasn’t always this way. And if you step back and take a good hard look at your feelings and your relationship, you’ll be able to see if it’s worth fighting for. You’ll be able to see if you’re in love or just comfortable.

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The Hookup On: FREE Graze Boxes!

Okay, if you know me I’m all about everything free and I’m all about everything food. Also I sleep a lot, but that doesn’t really make sense to talk about here.

I got a free Graze box this week and I’m so impressed. I sign up for a lot of these deals where you get something free but you’re also signing up for a membership. This is the only membership I’m actually going to continue.

All of the food in my Graze box is so yummy and healthy. I’ve been trying to get myself on a health kick and this is really helping! It’s also actually affordable which is a big part of why I’m staying on for a membership.

If you want to try it out, you can get your 1st box FREE with my code ROSIEK6LP. Or you can just click here. If you don’t like it, you can cancel your membership and never get charged a thing. If you do like it and continue with the membership, you’ll also get your 5th box free by using my code🙂

Guys, it’s free snacks. Who could pass that up?!?! Let me know if you tried a Graze box before! Also let me know if you use my code and end up getting one, I definitely want to know what you think!

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The Right Time To Say I Love You

Those three small words are like a loaded gun. We put all of this emphasis and stress on the phrase “I love you.” Even though we say it freely to friends and family and we say it without care to distant relatives that we barely know. When love is applied to relationships, everything just seems to become heavier.

When is the right time to say I love you?

Well, you don’t want to say it too soon – right? You don’t want to confess all your feelings in the first month of the relationship.

And you don’t want to say it too late – you don’t want the person you’re with to think that you don’t care.

Then of course you want it to be somewhere special, looking at the stars or holding hands in a field. And you have to be wearing the perfect outfit, your hair needs to be on point. You can’t be drunk or have food in your teeth or be somewhere casual, because this is a moment you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

But really, none of the above is true.

There is no too soon or too late. There is no special destination or beautiful outfit. There’s no reason to not be drunk or have food in your teeth. There is no perfect way to say I love you because love is not perfect.

The right time to say I love you is when you feel in love with someone. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you look like, it matters how you feel and if you mean it. The only thing that matters is that you’re saying it because you truly believe it.

The only thing that matters is that there is this person standing in front of you who is doing everything to make you happy, who cares about you, who believes in you. And you try to be just as great for them.

Love comes in all kinds of variations. So when you feel just when sliver of love, you should express it. Life is far too short to not let people know you care about them. The right time to say I love you is when you want to say I love you. When you’re both snorting laughing about something and you realize I love being this weird with you. Or when they finish a whole pizza and you love that they can do that. Love doesn’t need to be heavy, it’s a happy and light thing. Say it when you feel it.

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