Party Girl To Professional: What It’s Like Having A Heel In Both Worlds

By Zara Barrie |  Elite Daily ©

I feel like people always talk about how they’re either blissfully dancing their lives away in the diamond-encrusted, champagne-fueled party girl lifestyle OR that they’re self-identifying EX-party girls whose current lives consist of nothing more than a comforting myriad of house plants, husbands and flat, sensible shoes (I might have thrown up a little in my mouth regarding the latter).

But what, dear WHAT about those of us girls who are amidst the awkward and painful transition out of the party girl lifestyle?

It’s like being stuck in acne-adorned adolescence all over again: “Not a girl, but not yet a woman.”

GAG me with a spoon gently, please.

I feel there is a surplus of Generation-Y girls who have been sorely misrepresented, widely ignored and entirely left out of the party girl conversation.

What about the girls who have one platform boot in the nightclub and one pointed kitten heel in the office?

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The Only Relationships We Obsess Over Are The Unfinished Ones

By Dan Scotti |  Elite Daily ©

Throughout your youth, you’re bound to watch many relationships come to a screeching halt.

Some you might’ve pumped the breaks on yourself; others, you might’ve watched yourself get hurt in.

Either way, the end of relationships will likely be a theme during your younger years — and that’s fine, really — it’s the best way to figure out what you want from another person.

You’ll take the aspects of those relationships you treasured and look for them in your next one, and as for those you didn’t like, you’ll now know what to avoid.

That said, there is always that one relationship you can’t shake and is almost impossible to take anything away from: The relationship that went “unfinished.”

I like to think of “unfinished” relationships as those that end because of circumstances that were not directly in your hands or weren’t really premeditated, at any rate.

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Be Bigger: If You Hate Your World, It’s Because You’ve Outgrown It

By Zara Barrie |  Elite Daily ©

“If you hate your life, you haven’t’ seen enough of it. If you hate your life, it’s because your life is too small and doesn’t fit you.” ― Augusten Burroughs

When I find myself hopelessly depressed, it’s a feeling similar to the crushing sensation of claustrophobia.

I feel trapped within the confines of my own world, as if the walls are slowly closing in around me.

My life feels packed airtight, with not enough free space to breathe.

When I’m feeling so deeply stuck in the mud, when I find myself feeling enclosed in the stifling banality of routine, when I seemed to have lost desire for all that once fueled me — the only way I’m able to find that coveted little bright light at the end of the seemingly endless tunnel is to expand my world.

I need to be reminded I’m but a tiny speck of dust in a colossal universe and the planet is teeming with stimulating opportunities and electrifying experiences.

When you are consumed by the pressing negative energy of others, direly cemented in the shackles of the town where you grew up, alienated and misunderstood at school or ready to bang your head up against a brick wall every time you so little as think about enduring another mundane workday at the dismal job you soulfully hate — the time has come to make your world BIGGER.

You’ve outgrown your life and are ready to make space for the shiny zeal of newness:

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Real World Rookie: 12 Ways To Be More Like The Adult You Want To Be

By Anna French |  Elite Daily ©

As a 20-something, I often feel like my life is in limbo, somewhere between my rebellious teenage years and my (hopefully) more mature 30s. Some days I wake up, and it all makes sense.

My life is in order, my friendships feel solid, my job is fulfilling, I am content with being single, I am equally excited about the prospects of the future and I am pleased with my current circumstances. I am happy.

Then there are those days when I go to bed frustrated, anxious and confused.

I have a bad day at work, I feel disconnected from my friends, being alone feels lonely and the future feels too vague to ignite anything other than fear. I feel lost.

It is natural for life to have its ups and downs, but how you handle them is what makes you an adult.

So, here are some simple things you can do to help you ease into adulthood without even noticing you are doing it:

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21 Reasons Sarcastic Women Are Better At Flirting, Dating And Partying

By Ashley Fern |  Elite Daily ©


Being fluent in sarcasm is a talent not everyone is blessed with, but if you are, it’s probably the greatest trait you can possess.

It serves as the perfect defense mechanism, and it certainly comes in handy when f*cking with people.

But where it comes most in handy is in the social sense, especially dating.

I mean if you really think about it, the only way to flirt with someone without being cheesy is with sarcasm.

Women who frequently take a sarcastic tone don’t really care about what others have to say.

Instead, they are focused on their interpretation of whatever situation they are currently in.

It’s a huge indication of intelligence, and honestly, isn’t that one of the best traits to look for in a partner?

So why exactly do sarcastic women absolutely kill it when it comes to flirting, dating and partying?

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