It can feel like everyone has an opinion on how you should go about meeting a romantic partner, on top of the questions and expectations we put on ourselves too. We talk through the current stage we're both at in our dating lives and wrestle through the question of whether to be proactive in trying to meet someone or surrendering and allowing things to happen in their own time. Apologies for the technical difficulties at the end, not sure what happened to our voices
There tends to be a lot of focus on navigating romantic or even family relationships - specifically as it relates to dealing with conflict - and not as much conversation around relational skills in platonic friendships. Which we find odd given the importance and prevalence of female friendships in our lives. So we think it's important to start talking about it more! We get into how we deal with conflict with one another (with some specific examples thrown in just for fun) and share a few practical tips that have been helpful for both of us when it comes to addressing the hard and sometimes messy conversations with one another. Because good and beautiful things are always worth fighting for.
If you could go back and re-do a previous decade, would you? Or at least what advice would you offer your younger self? We talk about the things we wish we would have done differently in our 20s, the best (and hardest) parts of our 30s, and why purge parties with your girlfriends are a really good idea.
We've both experienced the real struggle of the "cooking for one" dilemma, but realized we each have very different routines and approaches to the way we make food for ourselves throughout the week. Sharing the challenges we've faced in cooking for ourselves and also some go-to recipes and meal plan ideas that work for us in this stage of life.
Life is just hard and heavy sometimes isn't it? Realizing we don't have to shoulder it all by ourselves has been one of the greatest gifts of our friendship. We get to affirm one another for the ways we've carried each other through life's low points and hopefully encourage you if you're going through a tough season as well. Also there are updates on the natural deodorant journey as well.
We're big believers that taking care of our bodies is such an important component of self-care and self-love, and while the world of natural products can feel overwhelming, we have fun swapping our fave product recommendations and dive into those specifics in this episode. Including Sara's (successful!) quest to find a natural deodorant that actually works.
As somewhat of a follow-up to our "Why Can't I Let Go?" episode, Sara talks about practical steps that have helped her move forward from heartbreak and Kalee checks in on where her heart and mind are currently at with her dating life.
Sex. Not having it. On purpose. Tune in to hear why, and how we're coping.
As a follow up to our last episode talking about finances, we both have spent time separately processing how living where we do affects the type of people we are and the choices we make on a daily basis. We come together to discuss how we feel about where we live, and whether the solution involves moving or digging in and being extra aware of the influence of our surroundings.
It's hard to un-learn narratives we've had engrained in us for a long time, whether that's things we absorbed from our families or the culture at large, specifically as it relates to gender roles and personal finance. We talk about what it looks like to approach our finances in our 30s as single women who thought they might have been married at this point. Also about our need for physical touch - though that really has nothing to do with finances. (FYI this was recorded in February).