30 Greatest Quotes About Women

To mull over this weekend, and inspire you next week…

Thought Catalog

There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature. Henry Miller
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men. Joseph Conrad
I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others. Amelia Earhart
Women kill me. They really do. I don’t mean I’m oversexed or anything like that — although I am quite sexy. I just like them, I mean. They’re always leaving their goddam bags out in the middle of the aisle. J.D. Salinger
And yet women — good women — frightened me because they eventually wanted your soul, and what was left of mine, I wanted to keep. Charles Bukowski
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Monday Musings: Valentine Edition

Hello Lovelies,

3 weeks out is a perfect time to start looking for Valentines gifts my friends. Before you think I’m an over achiever who’s bombarding you with V-day love before it’s even the short month, think of this: Two weeks average shipping on anything you buy, right? That’s a few days to shop and consider and a few days to buy something different if you open it and think, wtf? I can’t give them this!

Here’s a few of my personal suggestions:

A Jane Austen love mug for your literary beau, belle or bestie.

Mr. Darcy Proposal Mug - Jane AustenMr. Darcy Proposal Mug - Jane Austen

For the internet guru or busy television junkie a Reddit Gold or HuluPlus subscription is major. Print out the subscription certificate and stick it in a card with a sweet note. They’ll remember their valentine all year-long.

For those of you in climates actually experiencing Winter, a cozy scarf with a tiny personally heart stitched in the underside gives you the excuse to tell them they can carry your heart with them. Yes. I got that cutesy. No regrets.

Hope these sparked a few ideas for you! Happy Monday!

 

xoxo,
-E

5 Things I wish I’d Known

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Hello Lovelies,

In honor of the class of 2016, here are five things I wish I’d known during first year orientation.

#1 Don’t be afraid of the upper classmen. They genuinely want to know you, and impress their knowledge upon you. They’re all just looking for a little freshman baby bird to take under their wing. Grab the girl from down the hall and go find out if one of you is that bird. Save yourself some time and some embarrassment, and probably score some party invites.

#2 Just Do It. Not that, get your mind out of the gutter, geeze. But the freshman class adventure trip white water rafting? Go. The day of volunteering with your peers? Go. Scoping out downtown and sampling the best Mexican Restaurant in the city? Go. These opportunities are set out for us for a reason. They’re meant to take you out of your comfort zone. They’re designed to force you to engage and interact. Don’t sit out. Some of my best friends were made after we were done huffing about these events.

#3 Take pictures of everything. No, you don’t want to be that weird kid with the camera glued to her palm, gazing up at the student union like it’s the statue of liberty. However, these are the first moments of some great friendships down the road, document them!

#4 Don’t form a clique the first five minutes on campus. Sure, you’re both wearing American Eagle jeans and trendy pastel tops, and hey you might end up being besties for life, but give everyone a chance. Sit with different people at lunch. Get to know the girls from the other halls. Leave all the doors to friendship open, at least for a week or two. You will not regret it.

#5 ( I learned this one from friends) Don’t find a boyfriend your first weekend out, aka your first weekend on campus ( or off ). Let yourself explore, wander and figure what you want. Hey, I’m not saying not to take anyone’s number yet, or that the guy chatting you up at the tailgate isn’t Mr. Right, but give yourself a chance to find out first. Mr. Wrongs can be found in all he right places.

xoxo,
-E

Bonus: I already knew this one, but I’ve noticed a few class of 2016ers who might not: Do Not. Do Not Do Not. I repeat do not smoke in your room the very first night and hour after your parents have dropped you off. #1 My God girl, you just got here. #2 What a dumb ass, take that shit outside! #3 Seriously? It’s Barely 11, no one is even asleep yet…

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xoxo,
-E

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