Gypsy Soul

I am busy, you are busy, we are all busy. By no means do I want this to sound like a sob ‘oh feel sorry for me’ story. But my god, am I exhausted. I have carried a pretty heavy workload for the past couple of years, always juggling two jobs if not three, I went back to school for a year, and recently decided to take a few online courses. I have always carried the attitude of I can be and do whatever  I want, the only person getting in the way is me.

When you hear someone say something like that you probably think ‘Hell ya!’ and I pride myself in having a good attitude. But, sometimes I wonder if it can be detrimental.

Being the Yes girl has left me exhausted, and now looking back I have accomplished several tiny feats but no major accomplishment, My career is in constant limbo. I am always discovering new options and though hard work does not scare me, commitment does. By being afraid of making the ‘wrong move’ I have made no major moves, and where am I now?

I am exhausted, and have nothing to show for it.

Should I settle, and accept that fact that a healthy happy life, is a good life?

Or do I keep searching, keep looking for that one thing that makes my soul sing?

Enjoy the ride!

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Crazy dog lady coming your way!

SO this past weekend I had a huge revelation. It was a bit pressing on my ego, but I had to admit to the fact that I am on track to becoming the ‘weird dog lady’

For starters, I only have one dog. But that being said I think about getting a second all of the time.  However, what was more concerning was how my weekend played out, and the role my dog had in my decisions.

I was supposed to play in a volleyball tournament this past weekend, I was excited, ready, stoked….Then I found out it was canceled.

Not a huge deal, I had a lot going on that weekend so I would just have to turn to plan B, C, and D.

By the end of the weekend, it was brought to my attention that there was a plan F. Plan F entailed working from home all weekend, and talking to my dog. ‘You hungry?’ ‘You Thirsty?” “Ready for lunch?” “Are you tired?”

OMG it is happening.

I mean I will not sit here and say that my dog answered me, but give it a couple of years and who knows…..

Do you talk to your pet(s)?

Am I becoming a little looney?

Comm0011 – Match.com

I have been on Match.com for over a week. My initial impression   ~

‘UGH’

Signing up was quite easy. You can make your profile as elaborate or as minimal as you would like. You have the freedom to upload dozens of photos, write an extensive summary about what you want, who you are, and you can let all of the Match users know what you are ideally looking for. Everything from your income expectations, age range, and height requirements. Love is all about the soul right? haha.

So why was my initial impression ‘Ugh’?

Well, there is a lot of work involved with online dating. I could be way off, but I feel as though women and men have polar opposite experiences on these sites. Within the first day I had an unsettling amount of e-mails, and I thought to myself ‘UGH’ I have a full-time job, two small side businesses, and now I am supposed to sift through these emails and profiles? To this day, I have yet to sit down and look through them all. Prioritizing Match.com is proving to be rather difficult.

However, I did come across a gentleman, and after having a ‘virtual connection’ we decided to meet up, and see if the connection would transcend the virtual realm and exist in ‘real life’.

The feller was a Torontonian, and being a Hamiltonian I was surprised that he was willing to go beyond a 5km radius and go as far as Burlington to meet me. For a Torontonian, that is basically the other end of the world.  So this

Australian, tall, dark, handsome, and did I mention Australian man was travelling to the other end of his world to have dinner with me.

We went to the waterfront had dinner and a pint.  It is funny how hiding behind a screen can give one such a false sense of security. The date was great, but the back and forth banter were not nearly as effortless as it had been via text.

Overall the date was lovely. He was a complete gentleman, but the spark, there was no spark.

It makes me wonder if I am searching for something that doesn’t exist? Or something that comes around once in a lifetime?

Can what  I am looking for really be found on Match.com?

Time will tell.

COM0011 – To Pay or Not to Pay?

You are ready!

Ready to take a leap of faith! Ready to listen to the advice of your friends, co-workers, and your Dad.

You are ready to start (drum roll please) online dating.

You have committed to the idea, there are no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it.

BUT, ok there is a ‘but’ involved. You are not sure whether you should pay for an online dating service, or take advantage of the many free online/phone apps available to the single-ites of the internet world.

You ask yourself –

  • What is the difference?
  • Does it make me look desperate if I pay?
  • Is it worth it?

Because you are all dying to find out, I guess I will take one for the team and be the guinea pig. This is entirely a selfless act. 

So what am I working with here –

Tinder:

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On September 12, 2012 the online dating world was forever changed. A phone app.Tinder made its grand debut. Unlike the pre-existing dating sites, Tinder spiced things up and completely changed the game. Tinder is to Online Dating, what Beyonce is to Girl Bands (Beyonce is Queen). 

Bumble:

bumbe

This app. is the women empowerer. It is much like tinder in that there has to be a mutual match in order for the communication barrier to be lifted; however, only the woman can initiate contact. To add to the fun she has a 24hr window of opportunity. After the window closes the match is gone FOREVER! That is heartbreaking just as much as this app. is empowering. 

Match.Com:

match.com

This is an online dating site (includes a free app. add-on). You have to pay to get a membership. The fact that I have to pay irks me. When in Rome.

 Plenty of Fish:

POF

The first Pop girl band sensation. Tried, tested, and true. This free online dating site is still kicking, and it is free. I will see how it compares.

The above mentioned are all contending for my heart, and my raving review. Within the next couple of days I will set up several accounts, and share my overall first impressions.

-K

To Pay or Not to Pay *(the twenty dollar a month question)

Kunegunda

You are ready!

Ready to take a leap of faith! Ready to listen to the advice of your friends, co-workers, and your Dad.

You are ready to start (drum roll please) online dating.

You have committed to the idea, there are no if’s, and’s, or but’s about it.

BUT, ok there is a ‘but’ involved. You are not sure whether you should pay for an online dating service, or take advantage of the many free online/phone apps available to the single-ites of the internet world.

You ask yourself –

  • What is the difference?
  • Does it make me look desperate if I pay?
  • Is it worth it?

Because you are all dying to find out, I guess I will take one for the team and be the guinea pig. This is entirely a selfless act. 

So what am I working with here –

Tinder:

Tinder .png

On September 12, 2012 the online dating…

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The Dating GAME

We live in an age where everything is available to us at our fingertips. New shoes – Express delivery they will be here in two days, order your books, movies, clothes, and your mate. All with the swipe of your finger, or click of your mouse. Ok, obviously we don’t actually order our mate (I am not here to talk about mail order partners) but I am here to talk about the ever-changing world of dating.

If you are reading this at home happily married, or if you have been off of the market for over five years know this; the game has changed.

love

Has it changed for the better, or for the worse? Well, that all depends on the perspective.

The good: It is now much easier to find a suitable partner. If you lead a lifestyle that does not allow you to go out and engage with strangers on a regular basis, online dating can be great. I say CAN BE because this leads me to the bad.

The bad: The quantity is there, but what about QUALITY? Yes, there are some fantastic people waiting to be discovered online, but to get them requires a whole heck of a lot of patience and time. and this is where the bad may start to overshadow the good.

The ugly:  We have become so disposable. You are just a swipe away from finding someone new.  Having this luxury to connect with so many people at once has desensitized  us. There is always someone ahead, behind, hell maybe even beside you. 

SO, here I am. Ready to share the good, the bad, and the ugly. Hopefully, at the end of this experiment I can conclude as to whether online dating is a waste of time, or maybe, just maybe I will walk away encouraging all of the single ladies and men out there to give it a try. 

Stay tuned.

-K

The Dating GAME

Kunegunda

We live in an age where everything is available to us at our fingertips. New shoes – Express delivery they will be here in two days, order your books, movies, clothes, and your mate. All with the swipe of your finger, or click of your mouse. Ok, obviously we don’t actually order our mate (I am not here to talk about mail order partners) but I am here to talk about the ever-changing world of dating.

If you are reading this at home happily married, or if you have been off of the market for over five years know this; the game has changed.

love

Has it changed for the better, or for the worse? Well, that all depends on the perspective.

The good: It is now much easier to find a suitable partner. If you lead a lifestyle that does not allow you to go out and engage with strangers…

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COMMOO1 – Blog#1 – Hmmmm, this was more challenging than expected!

So it is currently 10:00 pm, I know what you must be thinking…

‘Damn, this girl likes to live life on the edge’

or, maybe you are thinking

‘How irresponsible. We have know about this project for a week, and she is just sharing her post now?’

To be honest, it has nothing to do with A or B. I have been contemplating, scratching my head, staring at my dog for five days trying to draw some type of inspiration.

KAYA

A week later I have come up with – Drum roll please – nothing.

Of course, I have ideas, but to be confident enough to share my thoughts and let go of my writing inhibitions with you, complete strangers? What was I thinking signing up for this course?

I took this program with a monetary incentive in mind. Recently I was approached to manage a companies social media campaign. The meeting ended with a firm handshake, solid eye contact, and a promise not to disappoint. SO, here I am…Blogging.

I have a general understanding of what social media is all about, but I want to get down to the nitty-gritty. There are millions of social media sites out there and I want to know how to create a campaign that is not just good, but one that stands out and is great!

To stand out, one must be willing to take a few risks. I suppose I will use myself as the guinea pig. I am not entirely sure what my blog content will entail, but it will be personal and I will force myself to take a step outside of my comfort zone. I want to start taking risks. By taking risks I hope to develop more confidence,  and I want to accrue a better understanding of how to kick some butt in this social media realm.

So to start, I figure I will take a little baby step (It is always good to keep things a little mysterious, no?)

I absolutely love nature and photography.  I have no formal training in photography, nor do I think my photos are spectacular; however, to be able to capture a moment and to have that ONE moment remind you exactly of what it was like to be in that specific place at that specific time leaves me speechless.

pictureeeeeeeee

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