Hey guys, it’s Julia!
I’m a 21-year-old English student from Hamburg, Germany, and I’m currently completing the last year of my studies. I’ve got to hand in a 30-page long dissertation by the beginning of summer so that I can obtain my Bachelor’s degree and let me tell you…even though I love writing and have been writing since I was a teenager..it’s pretty darn difficult.
That’s why I occasionally fall down the YouTube rabbit hole or binge-watch an entire season of a show in 1–2 days only. The last shows I watched were The Wilds and Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof…
This article will not pamper you. It is unapologetic and to some, it might even feel like a slap in the face. However, if you want to turn your dream into reality, you need to wake up.
Here’s the harsh reality:
One of my goals for this year is to publish a poetry collection. I’ve been writing poetry since my teenage years so I already have a huge pile of possible poems that I could include in the book.
Not saying that all of them are good. …
I think one of the reasons writing on Medium can feel so exhausting (at times) is the constant need to contribute to a culture of self-help.
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Yadi. Yadi. Yada. It’s always about how to do this and how to do that.
Rarely, do we get to just ramble about something because we are told that this kind of writing doesn’t provide any value. …
If you grew up in a dysfunctional family, chances are that your parents called you ungrateful or unappreciative.
Certainly, both of my parents have accused me of being ungrateful and stressed that they did way too much for me. While it hurts being attacked like that since ungratefulness also implies that you do not deserve good things, it’s often just a sign that your parents’ needs weren’t met when they were children.
For instance, every now and then my dad starts a monologue about how hard he had to work when he was a student. Two hours before university started…
I’m female and I don’t want kids. Shocker!
Well actually, it’s not. Being a woman doesn’t mean that I have to have kids. It also doesn’t mean that I want kids but the world still expects me to. And if I don’t fulfill these expectations, well then, there must be something wrong with me!
What could be more wonderful and fulfilling than to be a mother?
For me? Just about everything.
I don’t want kids, I never have. Even when I was 11 and everyone was talking about how they imagined their adult lives to pan out, having children never…
Are you an indecisive person? Do you often debate whether you made the right decision? Do you hate making decisions and would rather have someone make them for you?
If you nodded your head yes to all of these questions, I am here for the rescue!
In her YouTube video, clinical psychology doctorate student Ana explains how you can make any decision, no matter how torn you seem to be.
First, you have to identify your problem. What are you currently struggling with?
Is it your inconsistency with the gym or which gift you should get your partner? Are you…
First dates can be exhilarating, they can also be incredibly awkward or absolutely horrendous. Both make for great stories. And yet, we wish that the awkward, uncomfortable dates never happened.
Here are 7 horrible first date questions you should never dare to ask.
Unless you intend for the date to go nowhere because I can assure you…being asked these questions not only makes me uncomfortable, it also makes me want to run for the hills and never go on a date with that person ever again.
So if you want to go on a date again, don’t ask them.
People are very curious human beings. As such they are not hesitant to stick their noses into just about anything and ask others questions about things that are none of their business.
Are you pregnant? is such a question. While you might see nothing wrong with it, asking this particular question can cause a lot of pain for the person you are talking to.
Just because a woman has gained some weight, doesn’t necessarily mean that she is pregnant. Hence, asking that question could make her feel uncomfortable in her own skin.
You might make her feel like…
You are looking for a man who is kind and funny. You would also love for him to be vulnerable with you rather than hiding all of his emotions and problems. A man who is not afraid to cry.
And yet, you expect him to pay on the first date.
Something isn’t right here.
While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to feel appreciated and valued, there are many different ways for men to express that.
They could ask you a lot of questions to get to know you, pay you a compliment to show that they are attracted to you…
We all know what happens when someone stops going to the gym. Especially, if it’s someone who is really fit and exercises almost daily. While this particular person might still look the same after one week of quitting exercise, their appearance will change drastically going forward.
Slowly but surely their muscles will shrink because they don’t need them anymore. Their body doesn’t need them anymore since it’s not being challenged and pushed to its limits.
Months down the line, the former athlete might notice that they aren’t able to lift the weights they used to or run as fast or…
Just a 21-year-old BA English student who’s obsessed with writing. Instagram: juliaminus_romeo