Tag Archives: twenty something

One More Round

Trevor Noah says, “One of the best things I ever learned was boxing. My trainer kept drilling into me: ‘Understand that I’m going to hit you in the face. You can’t get angry about it because then you’ll stop thinking rationally. I’m not trying to hurt you; I’m trying to win.’ It’s a fantastic mind […]

Our Friend’s Relationships Are Not Our Own

I sat with my friends in college talking about our dating lives. We discussed how we hoped we’d actually like whoever was lucky enough to date our friend – approve of them. After all, if our friends are our true soulmates, then shouldn’t we approve of who they end up with? But as my friends’ […]

Try Harder

I believe people are doing you a disservice in your career when they tell you to expect what is historically standard. Does that mean I shouldn’t want more for myself? Everyday there are people breaking new ground and defying the norms and expectations set for them. Is this person telling me that I can’t be one of them?

5 Years Out as Gay – Beyond a 17 Years Old’s Love

Five years later, I think how awed, at points disappointed and overall proud a younger Jarryd would be of what’s transpired since then. If I could tell him what I know five years later, it would be…

23 in the Headlights

When we’re younger our minds start to protect us before we know how to. I mentally guarded myself from the world, even family. I needed these invisible bars around me. The world seemed scary and harsh; family felt trite; friendship felt fleeting; love difficult. Without knowing it, I needed the ability to define the world around […]

Sitting at the Table

I told myself a couple of months ago, you just have to do better. This is what 2015 is about for you. Last week for the first time I felt back in center with one-part of who I am by working on this. Amongst my list of aspirational strides, I knew I simply needed to […]

Back to Yesterday

I thought about today so many times. The day my first love would get married. Throughout college as I came to truly embrace my sexuality and date, I didn’t know when gay marriage would become a focal point for my home state, but I knew one day it would happen. \While same-sex marriage was obviously […]

Letter to a Future Love

You may not be able to see this in me, but I’m actually really scared. I’m scared of getting hurt, of doing the wrong thing that causes us to end and of not being loved for being myself. I dream of the possibilities of each day, and you are a part of that. I understand […]

Flirty Friday: The Wrong Thing to Say

“Flirty Friday” – Friday dating and relationship inspiration as you head into the weekend. “It’s never the wrong thing to say to the right person” if you just tell them how you feel. – Mindy Kaling during a Howard Stern interview _______________________________________________________ I hope you enjoyed this post! Be bold and comment or interact with me on Twitter […]

Friends & Friend Zone – Adventures in Online Dating

When you dive into the world of online dating, there are a few things to learn about making friends and the friend zone: Let’s just be friends. If you went on a first date with someone and after the date y’all decided to just be friends, that is a friend you’ll never hear from. If […]