And just like that…

I think I’m bringing ‘Tess Explains It All’ back!!!

My new blog (A Latte Culture) just never took off. I couldnt get motivated. Which is a real bummer because I think I spent like $500 to design that website. *crying emoji*

But something about me and A Latte Culture just never connected. I was basically trying to make fetch happen. And it just wasnt me.

So this little domain just renewed like 12 years later and I thought to myself…. let’s bring back Tess Explains It All!!!

The past decade is all still here… in this little website. Single life, adult life, love life, engaged life… and then it all sorta stopped.

Well guess what…it’s been 4 years since I last posted on this site of mine and A LOT has happened.

I got married, had a baby girl and got divorced.

Yes that’s right folks. My last blog post was about how I had just gotten engaged. And here I am divorced now.

Life can be a funny thing.

I’m sure as I post more… I will talk about it all a little and give life updates. But for now I just wanted to say I’m VERY excited to get this blog up and running again. I’m just going to keep it casual and just post whatever little things are on my mind. Just like I use to.

Make sure to check back in with me soon!!

Welcome To 30 Conversation

conversation with my friend this morning:

Me: Soo many baby posts on my facebook.  More than ever I feel lol
Friend: Welcome to 30! Long gone are the days of engagements and weddings. Now we see babies.
Me: This is true…
Friend:  …and in 5 years, angry divorce posts

hahahahha So funny.

Today was an awful day at work. I got in a fight with this guy in my accounting department. And it was this huge blowout and now I just feel so uncomfortable and sad about it all.
I hate this new job I have. It’s been about 4 months now and it’s just not improving at all. If anything it’s getting worse. I feel like I need a good cry over it and I’ll feel better.

wings-of-liberty-clothing:

It’s Friday 🎉 #wingsoflibertyclothing #friday #streetwear #clothingbrand #weekend #follow

Happy Friday everyone!!!! The weekend is here. Hooray!! Tonight I’ll be going out with some friends to our favorite outdoor mall. We’ll shop around a little bit then just get dinner and drinks and catch up on life. Friday night mall nights are our absolute fav!

Tomorrow my mom is flying back into LA from a 3 week stay in the Philippines. Excited and happy to have her back home safely. 

This is the first weekend in the last 5 weeks where I wont get to see Will. We got spoiled and were able to see each other every single week lately. But now it’s sort of back to reality and only seeing each other every other week. It’s awful. I just want to be around him all the time and going 2 weeks… is …going …to …suck. 😦 

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Life Update

Oh heeyyyyy everyone!!! So sorry I havent updated in forever.  I havent forgotten about this blog, so dont worry! But what does a girl who used to be single for over a decade and write about dating and hookups talk about now that she’s fallen in love?!?!

hahaha I guess I could talk about love…but I mean… that’s probably not nearly as entertaining. 

For the past 3 months my life has been all about getting used to this new job I started and giving 90% of all my attention to the new boyfriend. 🙂
Will and I are moving SO fast… I can barely keep up. But it’s all in a good way!
Him and I havent had your typical “we’re dating…taking it slow…” type of relationship. It’s literally been like “hi we met, hi be my girlfriend, hi I’m in love with you. hi here’s my family to meet, hi we both plan on marrying each other, hi this is where we want to raise our children..”

And I mean ALL of this in just a few months.
Scary! Right???
Except I’m not scared at all. 

I’m so happy. I finally feel complete. I finally feel relaxed. I’m totally at ease. The only fear I have going on in this head of mine is “It’s SO fast, will this really last a lifetime?”

And you really dont know. And no one can ever know that. So I’m really just banking on how confident I feel in this relationship and how I feel about him in this moment.

Blogging from work so I gotta be fast! Sorry if this isnt the best written blog. But promise to provide more updates on the regular! xoxo

I’m in Love!!!!

Gah! Who in a million years would have thought I’d be in love by September??? I mean… it all happened so fast but I’ve never felt more happy or more confident in a relationship in my life.

Every time he tells me he loves me… my heart skips a beat. Whether he says it in person, over the phone, or just through a text, it’s just the most amazing feeling in the world. Sometimes I just stare at the words when he writes it and I think “is this really happening to me?”

I was in Vegas last weekend visiting him and I knew I wanted to tell him that I love him. And I wanted to be the first one to say it. From day one he has always been so open with his emotions and his feelings for me and I’ve been more closed off. I’ve discovered in this new relationship that I’m not the best at putting words together to describe how I’m feeling.
I knew I was in love with him 2 weeks before I actually said it. But I wanted to wait to tell him until I could say it in person. We were lying in bed and I turned to him and said “I’m not sure if there’s a perfect time or perfect way to say this. But I wanted to tell you as soon as I saw you, that I’m in love with you. I love you.” and he kissed me and said “I love you too.”

He told me he’s loved me for awhile but was waiting to tell me until we went to Disneyland together in a few weeks, so he could say it under the fireworks.
I’m dating a romantic one, I tell ya.
But I couldnt have waited that long. I needed to tell him right away 🙂

So that’s my love story….

I’m In Love!!!!!

Gah! Who in a million years would have thought I’d be in love by September??? I mean… it all happened so fast but I’ve never felt more happy or more confident in a relationship in my life.

Every time he tells me he loves me… my heart skips a beat. Whether he says it in person, over the phone, or just through a text, it’s just the most amazing feeling in the world. Sometimes I just stare at the words when he writes it and I think “is this really happening to me?”

I was in Vegas last weekend visiting him and I knew I wanted to tell him that I love him. And I wanted to be the first one to say it. From day one he has always been so open with his emotions and his feelings for me and I’ve been more closed off. I’ve discovered in this new relationship that I’m not the best at putting words together to describe how I’m feeling. 
I knew I was in love with him 2 weeks before I actually said it. But I wanted to wait to tell him until I could say it in person. We were lying in bed and I turned to him and said “I’m not sure if there’s a perfect time or perfect way to say this. But I wanted to tell you as soon as I saw you, that I’m in love with you. I love you.” and he kissed me and said “I love you too.”

He told me he’s loved me for awhile but was waiting to tell me until we went to Disneyland together in a few weeks, so he could say it under the fireworks.
I’m dating a romantic one, I tell ya. 
But I couldnt have waited that long. I needed to tell him right away 🙂

So that’s my love story…. 

I really like this article!!

Staying Is Settling: Why You Need To Move At Least 5 Times In Your Life

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I’ll be 30 in just 4 ½ months and I can’t believe it!
I LOVED my 20s and I used to think of 30 as my scary age… but now I’m very excited for my 30s.
I do believe you become a better woman in your 30s and that you realize your strengths, weaknesses and what you can do to stay happy and become successful

Great article!

The Power of 29: An Ode to Being Almost 30 — The Cut

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It only takes one moment…

Finally… I am finding the time to sit down and write down what has been going on in my life in just the last month or so.
It’s truly bizzarre how so much has changed SO quickly. And what’s even more crazy is how everything just sort of happened at once.
I’ve been blogging for about 4 years now… and I’ve written story after story of all the struggles I’ve faced trying to find my match. A person who I could click with, feel a mutual connection with and a person I could just find my special place in the world with.
And… it finally happened.

Good news, I have met and I am currently in a relationship with an amazing man!!

His name is Will… and surprising enough… I’ve known of him for years.
About 6 weeks ago I took a weekend vacation to Las Vegas with some of my closest girlfriends. The very first night we went out, one of my guy friends who I’ve known since high school heard I was in Vegas and sent me a text wanting to meet up. So he came out with his roommate, who just happened to be Will. And it’s so funny how it happened but for some reason the moment I saw Will, I was immediately drawn to him. I was giddy he was there and from that point on in the night, I just wanted to be around him.
He hung out with all of us for the rest of the night and knowing my skills, he probably had no idea I was even interested. But something lined up for us…because he ended up reaching out to me the next day and spent the rest of the weekend hanging out. By Sunday, I had realized more and more, in just that short of time, that he was an even better guy than I had guessed. Luckily, even after I had left Las Vegas he continued to text me. And we began talking all day every day for the next 2 weeks.

I took a spur of the moment trip to Vegas to see him and the weekend went perfectly and I realized “I really like this guy!” 5 weeks after we “met” and I was visiting him for the 2nd time in Vegas, he asked me to be his girlfriend. It was fast but it just felt right!

I walked around for years and YEARS never knowing if I’d ever find a partner. And though I never gave up hope, I did get very depressed about it.
And now just like THAT, I have this amazing guy in my life. He has the kindest heart, he’s funny, he’s outgoing and he likes me just for me. Which probably sounds SO cliche…but I can’t even describe to you how hard of a concept it is for me to grasp that this guy really just likes me.

He makes me happy and smile every single day, multiple times a day.
He’s flying in tomorrow evening to stay with me for 4 days. And I cannot wati!! He’s going to meet all my friends in LA and I’m just excited to spend more time with him.

I also start a new job Monday!! Which I will discuss in a different post.

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