Category: The Pointers

3 Ways to Keep in Touch with Old Friends + Thursday 3 Link Up

Over the weekend, an old friend from college texted me out of the blue. Though I shouldn’t have been, I was surprised to hear from her. I’m ashamed to admit it, but it’s because of her diligence that we keep in touch. Our exchange really made me realize just how many friends from college or high school I haven’t talked to in a while. I dug a little deeper to try to understand why I was allowing so much time to lapse between interactions with women who were once my closet confidants. I realized, with the help of the friend that texted me, social media is to blame. With snap chat, Instagram, and Facebook, it’s very easy to very easy to stay privy to what your friends are up to. It leads to a false sense of closeness because you know (on the surface) what’s going on in their lives, but you’re totally missing all the stuff that’s maybe not picture perfect. I’m going to make it a point to try to keep in touch with old friends by utilizing the following strategies. (more…)

3 Reasons to Break Up w/ Your Cable Company

Over the last year, I have been EXTREMELY displeased with our cable company, but I’ve been scared to cut the cord. While our free time is scarce, almost anytime I’m not obligated to be somewhere I like to be parked in my favorite spot on the sofa watching my shows. I believe my fear stemmed from the false belief that I wouldn’t be able to watch my shows when I wanted to or I wouldn’t be able to watch them at all (so many sites require you to enter your cable username and password to access their on-demand library). After much discussion and slowly weaning ourselves off, The Boy and I decided to cut the cord and break up with our cable provider. Here are 3 reasons why you should break up w/ your cable company too.

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Introducing “Dear Roxy C” – Your Virtual Best Friend

During my undergrad days at the University of Miami, one of my favorite things to do was read the “Dear V” column of the school’s news paper. This special column featured anonymous letters to V, an unknown member of the writing staff I assume. Students were able to write to V about any problems they were facing be it at home, at school, or at work and V would provide unbiased friendly advice. I loved the thrill of seeing what was going on in my peers lives, but what really resonated with me was the manner in which V offered advice.  V was always compassionate and spoke to her writer’s like she knew them personally and they were her best friend. I want to be that virtual best friend for all of my Royals in reality. (more…)

3 Ways to Break Through Writer’s Block + Thursday Three Link Up

You sit down at the computer with great intentions, but all you can do is stare at the blinking cursor. Whether you’re a blogger, free lace writer, or student, I’m sure you are familiar with the highly frustrating phenomenon known as writer’s block. If you’re anything like me, you’ll sit there for about 20 minutes, then conclude that this isn’t meant to happen right now, and tell yourself that if you put it off a little longer, something will come to you. By the time you’ve done this process three times, you’re beyond frustrated and just want your linguistic masterpiece to be done. (more…)

GUEST POST: The Pros & Cons of Meeting People Through Apps

Meeting people and forging relationships online have come a long way. Every year, developers have become more creative in releasing different kinds of dating applications to cater to everyone’s needs.

Online dating has started to pick up its pace, especially with the younger generation. Because of lack of time due to busy work schedules, most young professionals turn to applications such as Tinder, Happn, and VieLoco to meet other people. Cupid can now find your match even while you sleep! (more…)