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Yes world, I got dumped.  Hard to believe, as I’m the empress of excellence.  Kidding 🙂

Assuming most people would read this title and think, “Oh great, another blog post, written by a lonely girl in her bedroom, spooning Ben and Jerry’s into her mouth while crying over The Notebook.”  Well I’m here to prove all those people wrong (one reason being, I don’t have Ben and Jerry’s in my freezer or The Notebook on DVD) and write about 10 great things about breaking up!  Why am I writing this?  Basically because I usually like to look on the bright side of things and I hate feeling even a smidgen of depression.

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10 Awesome Things About Breaking Up!

1. You don’t have to worry about someone else’s drink.  Oh you like beer and I don’t?  Let me stock up on an expensive imported 6 pack for your convenience.  Oh can I have a sip of your drink?  Yum… Whiskey and diet (gag).  Oh you want a glass of wine?  Too bad sucka, this big guy (yes, I’m talking the 1.5 liter bottle) is mine, all mine.

2. I can wake up at the last possible minute for work and not be late.  You know “those nights” where you stay at his/her place, set your alarm for a decent time to stumble out of their shared abode and accidentally (or awkwardly) peer into their unsuspecting roommates room?  Yea, none of those.  Also, none of those dragging them out of bed in the morning so they can hop in your shower, steam up your apartment, and use all your chocolate body wash, and then you’re still late for work!

3. I can eat beans and salsa for dinner and not give a hoot.  Yes, I eat beans and salsa for dinner sometimes… Chips are also involved (I’m not a complete heathen).  I don’t have to worry about cooking a four course meal (okay, let’s be real it’s more like a miniature salad and a main dish) or buy the crazy ingredients I’ll probably never use again (mustard powder? oyster sauce?).  No one is there to judge me if I eat a few handfuls of cereal out of the box and call it a night.  This also goes for eating things I don’t care for and/or cooking things I don’t like.

4. I can get sweaty all day, everyday.  Realizing how weird this sounds, what I mean is I can work out any time of the day, and not feel like I’ve ruined my hair or smell in the off chance I might get a late night cuddle call from a certain someone.  Mascara running down my face after a 2 mile run?  Not smelling like the flowery meadow I smelled like when I stepped out of the shower at 7 am?  Whatevs!

5. Chick Flicks/Lit.  Sex and the City marathon.  Reliving my Dawson Creek days. Rereading Something Borrowed.  Enough Said.

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6. Making plans on the spot.  There are those times, y’know holidays, weekends, a random Wednesday night, when someone asks you to do something and you think “Do WE have plans?” “Maybe we’re going to the beach that day” “Oh I think we’re making dinner.”  None of that.  Spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment HELL YES I want to do that right now.

7. Focusing on something you want to do.  There’s a lot of times where we (myself included for sure) get wrapped up the goals of our partner.  They want to accomplish this, they don’t want to do that, they look down on that, etc.  Well guess what bucko, if my goal is to run 3 miles in under 30 minutes, I don’t want you making me feel bad that you ran cross country in high school.  If I want to write a novel, I want to actually have time to do it instead of rubbing your head because you had a bad day.  I need these hands to type!

8. My apartment is actually clean.  I don’t know if it’s the time I spend away from my place, which wouldn’t even make sense because I wouldn’t be here to make a mess… Or if it’s the time he/she is here, that a crazy mess just happens.  I tend to blame the troll under my bed for messes, but I don’t think the troll can reach the counter and spray water/onion peels/seasoning/beer bottles all over and not have the decency to clean it up.  Also, I actually have clean laundry when I’m home to do it.  So that’s always a bonus.

9. I have “me” time.  Doing at home masks that turn my face kermit green?  I think yes.  Deep conditioning hair treatment made with avocados i have to drive to Mexico to get?  Why not, my face is worth it!  Doing my 5th grade dance routine to *nsync Bye Bye Bye?  Yup.

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10. You realize just how awesome your friends really are.  The moment you get dumped, who do you text?  What do they say?  I know my friends are one awesome bunch and I can only hope everyone has the great support system I’m lucky enough to have.  Love you guys!

Hello world!  All of you fresh faced individuals just hanging on the edge of your seat waiting for me to write this wonderful intro.  A blog that will keep you coming back for more (insert coke addict reference here).  Who knows, maybe I’ll be the next internet sensation?  Or at least that’s how I imagine it.

Basically I’ve come to the realization that I’m in the prime of my life.  I’m a young(er) 20-something girl/woman (feeling very “Britney Spears – not a girl, not yet a woman” ), living in an urban city with a professional job.  I have witty friends whom I occasionally share a glass of wine with, a supportive family, a small but homey apartment in the heart of a downtown area, and dreams upon dreams of one day doing… All sorts of things!  In other words, I’ve decided to somewhat track my life by writing this blog.

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I’m going to start my first post by admitting a guilty pleasure/want: I love reading US Weekly’s “25 Things You Didn’t Know About Me” exclusive celebrity interview.

Exclusive: 25 Things You Didn’t Know About Kara Hensley

1. Tomatoes = Love

2. Sometimes I put on my own living room dance routine to *nsync songs.

3. There is nothing too drastic that I won’t do to escape from a bee, including (yes, these are real life events) jumping out of a moving car, almost wrecking my car while driving, and running in backwards from my balcony and tripping over my bike (which is conveniently in my living room).

4. My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, but I don’t actually have a yard – therefore, I have no boys.

5. The smell of an egg mcmuffin gags me.  Seriously, if you’re eating one, get away.

6. I strongly believe if I did a coke vs. pepsi test, I would know which one is which.  HURRY QUIZ ME!

7. I’ve never seen classic movies like “Rocky,” “A Christmas Story,” “Home Alone,” “Star Wars,” “The Godfather,” I’m sure the list goes on…

8. But did I mention my love for “Mean Girls”?!

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9. I eat vegetarian meals a lot, but once I “try” to actually eat vegetarian I crave alllllllllll the meat.  Yes, I’ll have the 36 oz steak, medium.  Thank you.

10. Some days I’m quite stylish. The kind of stylish that Glamour magazine will take a candid photo of you for their “Do” page.  Other days, I should be on What Not to Wear (I’m talking to you gauchos).

11. I categorize myself as a “super taster.”  What is that you say?   In other words, I don’t like most condiments, almost anything creamy, black coffee, vinegar, pickles, or raw onions.

12. According to my mom, “I talk too fast with a baby voice” for Siri to understand me.

13. I equate a trip to Target like a trip to the land of Oz.  When you first walk in, everything is all bright and colorful.  You never know what you’re going to find around the corner!  Oh electric yellow shoes!  Then you follow the yellow brick road around the store, picking up “friends” along the way, only to discover the scary Oz at the check out counter (AKA my bill).  After I pay and leave, I go home to enjoy my purchases and think fondly of the “friends” I made (and whatever financial lessons I learned).

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14. I’m not a beer drinker.  Wine?  Hell yes.  Vodka?  Bring it on.  Draft beer?  Bleh.

15. I blame my apartment messes on the troll that lives under my bed.  He also once turned my dishwasher on while I was sitting on the couch.  And he enjoys stealing my socks (especially my favorite pair with mustaches on them).

16. I pretend to like to run.  Or maybe I do like to run?  Honestly, I can’t decide if I like to run but I keep pushing myself to do it and signing up for 5ks.

17. I sign all my cards Love, Kara and Sparkle (Sparkle is my 15 year old Shih Tzu).

Sparkle - Shih Tzu

18. When I share certain food items (usually that I really love) with a group of people, I kind of feel a survival instinct kick in where I have to eat really fast in order to eat as many of the cheese sticks, chips, etc. as I can.  This might also equate to my only child upbringing.

19. I hate camping.  It probably doesn’t help that both camping trips I’ve been on have been a disaster.  Maybe if I had a good experience I’d have a different outlook, but for now I’d rather stay in my bug-free apartment with a chilled glass of wine.

I hata camping

20. My ideal life would be to write novels in an oceanfront café, eating fresh seafood all day.  One can dream right?

21. As I write this, I get hungrier and hungrier.  Now I can’t think of anything except cheese sticks.

22. Magazine-in-the-mail-day is one of my favorite days 🙂

23. I love 80s pop music… Probably a little too much.  But who doesn’t love a little Safety Dance?

24. I pretend like I’m invincible sometimes.  Maybe this is why I’ve never broken a bone?

25. I used to be able to play “Expert” level on Guitar Hero… Used to.

FYI – 25 things about yourself is way harder than I expected (and I love to talk about myself).