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Hello fellow struggling twenty something or random person who stumbled onto our page!

We wanted to create this site as a safe place to turn to when #adulting gets hard… which is all day, every day.

We are two best friends who live across the state from each other (within driving distance but man it’s a boring drive) and constantly find ourselves in detailed texting convos about finances, food, fitness and f*&$ boys (sorry, Mom). While one of us is happily engaged and navigating the stressful yet blissful waters of wedding planning, the other is withering away in the dating world and dodging the randoms/ex’s that like to rear their ugly heads on a daily basis.

Allow us to introduce ourselves

*if you do not read that in Jay-Z’s voice, you can’t sit with us*

 

MEET J

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I’m still discovering who I am, but at twenty-six, I still have plenty of time for discovering, don’t you think?

I am twenty-six, running a business and newly engaged. Oh yes, and living with my future in-laws with 6 people, 2 dogs and 4 cats. My (16 hour) days are spent navigating the daily struggles of being a young twenty-something female in a male dominated field with clients who still look at me like I am not old enough to have my driver’s license yet, planning a wedding in less than 8 months and the overall ups and downs on the path to adulthood.

My father moved my family 2,417 miles from the easy breezy west coast all the way to the bible belt when I was 10 (culture SHOCK). Growing up in the South turned out to be one of the best things to happen to me, except 17 years later I still don’t do winter. Throughout those years I spent 99% of my time playing competitive soccer all the way through till college when my knees finally said enough is enough and I became the poster child for “child burnout”. I now use that experience to coach young girls who have the passion I once did.

College was hands down the best 3.5 years of my life. After my soccer career came to an end, I was a blank slate. College was the first opportunity to find out who I really was. I entered freshman year majoring in Communication Studies and 4 semesters later walked out of the counselor’s office declaring Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management, which our parents know as Parks and Rec (treat yo self) and a double minor in Sports Journalism and Sports Marketing. In 3.5 years I walked off the stage with 2 lifelong best friends, a degree that eventually landed me my “big girl” job 1 year later (gasp) and a handful of stories I can’t repeat (sorry not sorry).

Here I am 4 years post grad still trying to fill that blank slate. Through this blog I want to let young girls trying to get through those miserable and confusing teenage years that high school isn’t forever and to my fellow twenty somethings that it’s okay if you still haven’t found your “dream job”, it’s okay if you are in your PJ’s before 9pm on a Friday night and it’s definitely okay if you haven’t got it all figured out yet. I stand with you; let’s get through it together.

3 fun facts: I love donuts, Harry Potter and 70’s rock.

MEET C

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Wuddup?! Is that still cool to say? Whatever. I’ll do what I want.

Just like J, I am twenty six going on twenty seven in September. I see you late twenties and I kinda dig you. I was born and raised in NC, proud UNC-Wilmington alum, have a town home all to myself, manage Client Services for a global behavioral sciences firm, and I am single as a pringle (still cannot figure out why this is a thing since Pringles always come in large groups).

I have been out of college for four years and I feel like I am just now getting a grasp on this whole career thing. I can easily say I have an awesome job which I think is very rare these days. Although, it has not been this easy. After graduating, I had three different jobs in a three year span. Yes, your math is correct. I had a new job every year. Some might frown on this but I look at it as different experiences preparing me for where I am now. I have worked in Sports Marketing, Marketing & Public Relations, Catering & Event Planning and now… I have a bomb-ass job where I get to constantly problem solve, be creative, be a great listener and I get to help people every single day. Job life is the jam.

Personal life? Welllll… we are working on that. First of all– shout out to my awesome group of friends. You ladies are a kick ass pack of chicks that I am proud to know. How’s my dating life? Glad you asked. It has been… interesting. Last year I ended a relationship that I never thought would end. Yeah, it was one of those loves that honestly still hurts. Ever since then I have been trying to figure out the up and down world of dating while simultaneously dealing with the random ex pop-ups. I know you know what I am talking about. Dating is hard, y’all. But more on that later.

What is my goal by being a part of this blog with my best friend? Well DUH. It connects me to my best friend every single day. But most importantly, I want to share my dating struggles and also highlight the beauty of being single. Hope you are ready for some hilarity and most likely some heartbreak.

3 fun facts: I love Beyoncé, tacos, and reality tv.

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