Surviving wedding season solo.

It's here...wedding season.

Honestly I love weddings, a lot. I just love, love.

Yes I'm cheesy AF.

BUT I DON'T CARE.

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I love weddings, and as much as I love wedding I love dressing up...and an open bar. (c'mon you were all thinking it too...)

But when wedding season comes and you get the invite with the dreaded +1 and you're sitting over here eating your second grilled cheese polishing off the box of wine wondering if it would be socially acceptable to bring your family dog things can look a little bleak.

And suddenly it seems like everyone has significant others and you're going to die under the pile of empty boxed wines and it will take weeks for anyone to find you...and so the spiral starts.

Fear not all you single ladies (or guys, that's cool too, on a side note if any guys are actually reading this blog that's sweet, write a comment I'm genuinely curious if guys read this) there are tons of options and things to look forward to at a wedding if you're flying solo.

 

1. As much as a date is super fun...so is going with your besties.

I don't know if anyone else is in this boat, but the majority of my girlfriends are a very "for the girls" bunch. When you see those dudes on snapchat chanting "Saturday's are for the boys" most of us are at home thinking "you poor poor SOB's, we don't give a crap if Saturday's are for the boys, the girls didn't wanna hangout with you anyways..."

Rent a hotel room with your other single besties attending the wedding, go there to pregame, post game, and spend the next morning reminiscing over room service and Caesars about the ridiculousness that occurred the night before. Because unless you have a boring group of friends I bet at least one insanely hilarious, dramatic, or outrageous thing happened at that wedding.

2. No shame in your food game

Okay so you know at weddings how you're in your dress and trying to look all skinny and cute and if you're with your date sometimes you get a bit wary of showing how many burger sliders you really can eat in one sitting?

NOT TODAY LADIES, NOT TODAY.

No need to worry about grossing our your date when you don't have one! And realistically, I personally think this is a good way to pick out which guys are the cool ones. The guys that are down with how much you love food, and they love food too are the kinda guys that you (okay or maybe just me) wanna date.  

 

3. Going to a wedding and embracing the fact that you're attending alone not only allows you to meet other people who are attending, but also gives you total freedom to be completely yourself and meet other awesome attendees. Use this as a time to network, make new friends, or even allow the opportunity to meet someone you may not have been able to otherwise. 

4. Finally, just have fun. Regardless you're there to celebrate love between two people you love (hopefully...unless you're a wedding crasher then you should probably just go wild)

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The blog is back, but why?

When I decided I wanted to restart the blog my whole life was sort of in a transition period. 

I had been working at my first full time job in my field after graduating University and had hit a snag, not just at work but in general. I was feeling unmotivated , not creative, and honestly I was struggling in all facets of my life...my job, my relationships with others, and especially my relationship with myself.

Suddenly it seemed like changes just started happening, some I had control over, and some I didn't. Some were great highs, and some were really low lows. I was offered an exciting new career opportunity that I was really pumped about and looking forward to at the same time that my relationship came to an unexpected end. It seemed like two huge pieces in my life were at such different levels that I wasn't exactly sure where to focus my energy or emotions.

I get that I'm really jumping into the new blog on a bit of a weird or awkward or brutally honest note, but that's why I knew this was a good time to restart Blonde's Eye View. When I first decided to start blogging over a year ago, I knew that this wasn't necessarily going to just be a lifestyle blog, or a fashion blog, or one specific thing. I wanted it to be a part of me, something that people would read and feel like they were sitting down with me having a glass of wine on my living room floor.

Because to be honest that's where most of my realest conversations happen. 

This is a space that people should be able to resonate with, interact with me or other bloggers, or a complete stranger because they're just people who get it or maybe slightly understand what your going through at this very moment.

So, this is why I decided to restart the blog on a bit of a more real note. I knew that I needed to focus my energy somewhere else. Somewhere that was not a part of all of the huge life changes that were happening all around me, something for my relationship with myself. 

I knew I would throw myself into work because that's just what I do when things are out of my control, I try to find things I can control. But life isn't about being able to be in control all the time, it's about being able to cope with the thing's life throws you that maybe you can't. Finding positive outlets in your friends and your family and even yourself.

Don't get me wrong, this blog is forsure going to include some delicious recipes, kick ass local scene stuff, fashion & lifestyle, ect. But I really thought adding the Dear Diary portion would be a great outlet for myself. Sometimes it will be posts similar to this, or funny stories, or just random thoughts. 

Like I've said before, follow along, or don't. & feel free to leave a comment about topics you'd like to see discussed here.