Livin La Vida Lopez

Where have I been?

Great question… watch my video and find out!


So there you have it..and I guess I am still writing a long post about the transition anyway though…

Writing about dating has gotten old for me. It’s been a great run and I appreciate my readers more than you know (Mom), but it’s time to move on from here. I’m sure I will still write about dating occasionally. I am still single and I’m sure there will be things dating and relationship wise I will want to talk about because that is also a part of life… but I’m moving away from that being the focus of my blog.

A lot has happened in the last several months. I  am just about done with my degree in Journalism and I am an A student (mostly). I know, I can’t believe it myself.  I actually enjoy what I’ve learned for the most part. Especially the part where I learned that I want nothing to do with writing or reporting the news. Journalism is not black and white so I will take what I learn and go from here but you sadly, won’t see me working  for Dateline NBC.

School also affected my natural desire to want to write because with professors critiquing everything you write and training you how to write for news,  I started to become too technical about just writing personal blog posts (if you thought my grammar and spelling were bad before…Jus yew whait).

Writing doesn’t get easier with experience. The more you know, the harder it is to write. ~ Tim O’Brien

I finally realized I just needed to write. Good or bad, just write. So that’s what I’m going to do.

My experience and education thus far have allowed me to get into freelance writing work and social media managing. So because I can work from anywhere and my degree work is online as well, I figured why not take advantage and do some travel? I have already started traveling to a few places but am finally going to work on documenting it.

On the dating and relationship front, I will just leave you with this….

People read my posts because it gave ideas on the do’s and don’t s of dating and relationships, as well as horror stories. If I’ve helped you in some way or just made you laugh, I couldn’t ask for any more than that. But it’s all been said and done before so why keep repeating myself. See it’s simple, if you want the rules to dating and relationships, let me just save you time and tell you, ready?

The rules to dating and relationships are as follows….


We are all human. We are all going to make mistakes in dating and in our relationships. And no Steve Harvey, or author that says Men Love Bitches is going to always land you the man or woman. I’ve always said you can do everything by the book and it still may not work out. The important thing is to learn from mistakes and grow, not keep repeating them.

Another note I’ll leave you with is not to become jaded. Don’t be a hater of love. All men are not the same and all women are not the same. Get that out of your head. Because if you keep carrying that with you, I can promise you this, you WILL ruin every relationship or potential relationship. Work on healing yourself; your wounds. If you try to cover a deep wound with a napkin,you’re going to bleed right through it. Trying to cover a wounded heart that needs major fixing with another relationship isn’t going to fix things. Fix.YOU.first.


If you have any suggestions or feedback on this new adventure I’m on, I’m open to all of it because I have no idea what I’m doing. Granted, I’m aware I’m not reinventing the wheel here. There are plenty of travel bloggers, just as there were plenty of dating bloggers when I started but I think this will be a lot more fun.

I hope my writing inspires you to get out, to travel if you can. It’s not about spending all of your money to go somewhere, adventure can be just outside your door.

To my readers (Mom), thanks for sticking it out with me and I hope you find this next chapter of my adventures just as entertaining.


Let’s go….

9 comments for “Livin La Vida Lopez

  1. Rob
    April 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Love it. I look forward to reading about your traveling dating adventures… a blind date in a new city every few months. 😉

  2. M
    April 26, 2013 at 7:42 am

    I’m excited about the changes! You’re funny on video, so I like it lots so far. Changes are good – I think it’s important to make them outwardly as we change on the inside.

    • April 26, 2013 at 7:54 am

      Thank you, thank you! I appreciate the support. Hope you enjoy:)

  3. May 3, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    i have a blog like you, telling my single life stories, check it out

    have fun in your trip,
    vive la vida locaaaa
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  4. May 8, 2013 at 10:26 am

    You could not have summed it up any better. There are no rules to dating. Everything happens spontaneously and anything could happen. You could wait the suggested 5 dates before having sex with a guy and it could still not work out. Or you could have a one night stand and it could turn into your boyfriend or husband. There really isn’t any better advice to give than do what you want when you want it and don’t regret it.

  5. June 12, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    You’re right, there is nothing worse than becoming jaded.

    I met a woman from OKCupid last night, and she might have been OK, but she was clearly jaded from this whole dating thing. I give her credit for saying as much.

    We’re going to meet again next week, maybe she was just super tired or something, but she gave off this “another stupid date from online that probably won’t work out”
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  6. June 17, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I cannot believe I JUST discovered your site (still not too late to read through and enjoy though!). Your insights are funny and best of all, so true. Congrats on your future adventures!

    Rebecca recently posted..THAT THING THEY CALL "ONLINE DATING"

  7. May 22, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Just found your site and been enjoying and laughing heavily – I know it’s easy to become jaded or bored with lots of things even things that are great. Personally I’ve burned out on dating, especially online dating, and taking a break.

    As you said (or yelled!): THERE ARE NO RULES – despite people telling me there are.
    I just do my best to be nice, and yes, like my mother said, be myself (my best self, at least initially)
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