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And I’m not talking about falling and getting back up again…

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2020 brought a lot of interesting hobbies out of the woodwork, and made them more popular than ever. People took up activities like baking, crocheting, embroidery, making earrings and jewelry, etc. Another one of these hobbies that suddenly skyrocketed in popularity was roller skating. In a matter of weeks retailers were wiped clean of their stock, brands like Impala and Moxi had their websites selling out and were unable to keep up with orders.

So, why roller skates? Honestly, it’s the perfect quarantine hobby. You only need skates and protective gear, and you don’t need to travel anywhere specific to…


There’s something for everyone…

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When the whole quarantine and work-from-home situation first started around March of last year, it was sort of fun to see the different hobbies people found to keep themselves busy. We thought it would just be a short-term stay-at-home kind of thing, but now, almost a year later, here we are. Still. So those “fun” little hobbies you may have picked up in 2020 might be even more important to maintain now, as we wait to see what the new year brings. …


Sometimes the writing is on the wall.

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No matter how good a relationship may start out, no matter how strong of a “spark” you two have, there are certain patterns or behaviors that may come up during the course of dating someone that signal they may be holding you back instead of lifting you up and propelling you forward. This is by no means an exhaustive list, just five recurrent issues I have experienced myself, that I wish someone would’ve told me to watch out for.

1. You Feel Like an Obligation, Not a Priority

No one should feel like an obligation in their own relationship. You’re both there because you want to be there, it’s…


Short Answer: it’s not easy.

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When a relationship comes to an end, everyone has their own idea of the “right” way to move on. Many people advocate for going completely cold turkey, no contact, cut him out of your life for good. Other people, myself included, may struggle to imagine moving forward with their day-to-day life, going from texting and talking to someone every day for months or even years, to not at all. …

Larysa Labiak

Larysa Labiak is a Denver based freelance writer. Her work mostly centers around health, love, dating and relationships.

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