Monica Simon

Bio

Monica is a quirky, non-hipster who hates North Face jackets. Her writing includes topics like the pursuit of happiness, fall-on-your-face break ups and her quarter-life crisis. For more of her writing, visit www.wordsbymnoelle.wordpress.com.

6 Firsts You Have To Experience Before You Can Become An Adult

By Monica Simon
I often wonder why it took me 25 years to feel comfortable in my own skin. Then, I realize it’s probably because I’ve already done most things at least once and survived. There are so many times I remember speaking to older mentors who told me a lot…

5 Corny Things That Actually Become Cute Once You Fall In Love

By Monica Simon
Being the single friend has its downfalls sometimes. I know because I’d been single for a long time. So when my sister started complaining on our family vacation that she missed her husband after two days, I really wasn’t having it. I just genuinely…

25 Vows I'm Exchanging With Myself On My 25th Birthday

By Monica Simon
Sometimes, I look back on 19 and cringe about dancing like that on tables at parties. Other times, I look at pictures of me at 16 and wonder what made me think that shirt was a good look.  And, as much as I try to shake it, I'll never lose the image…

You Can't Ignore The List Of Traits You Hate For The One You Love

By Monica Simon
While I was still in my broken-hearted phase after my last breakup, I drove my friends crazy. They spent months listening to me complain about how awful my relationship was, only to hear me complain about missing him when it was over. It made no…

6 Ways Christmas Is Exactly Like The Unhealthy Ex You Run Back To

By Monica Simon
It’s that time of year again; Christmas carols on a beautiful winter night, cozy cuddles with your significant other by the fire and … wait, this sounds a little too good to be true, no? Let me try again. It’s that time of year again; screaming…

40 Things To Do For Yourself Instead Of Writing A Letter To Your Ex

By Monica Simon
I get it: Your heart is feeling all kinds of achy-breaky already, and then you find out your ex is now dating someone else. The pain is unbearable, to the point where you cannot breathe and you'd do anything to make yourself feel better. Suddenly,…

Time Warp: 5 Annoying Realities Of Moving Back In With Your Parents

By Monica Simon
Not so long ago, I made the tough decision to move back to my hometown. After four years away at school and another two living in Philadelphia, the choice wasn't easy. But, I eventually realized it was the best decision for me; I wasn’t even putting…

Through Thick And Thin: Why All Besties Need A Friend-iversary Date

By Monica Simon
Anniversaries are sweet, right? I mean, you made it through another year with your significant other, which deserves a huge sigh of relief and a nice pat on the back. You’re happy; he’s happy; we’re all happy. Except, wait... There’s another person…

How To Make Friends After Moving To A City Where You Don't Know A Soul

By Monica Simon
After college, I moved to Philadelphia on my own to start a new job. When I got there, I quickly realized that the adult life is quite different from college in many ways, but perhaps, the biggest way is how challenging it is to make friends. In…

From Taken To Single: You'll Be A Hot Mess For A While, But You'll Survive

By Monica Simon
People will tell you breakups are hard for all the classic reasons: the pain, learning to be independent, etc. What they won’t tell you, though, is that the breakup is just the beginning of a long transition. Once you feel ready to “get back out…

You Can Still Say No: Why You Can Always Get Out Of A Hookup

By Monica Simon
If you’re a girl in your 20s, chances are you’ve made a few mistakes while mixing alcohol with the opposite sex. Everyone does, right? As a girl who is generally tired of making mistakes that have direct consequences on her self-esteem, I’ve been…

Perfecting The Quarter-Life Crisis: Why Losing Your Sh*t Is Completely Okay

By Monica Simon
Ah, the quarter-life crisis. You know, that time in your 20s when you are done with college and you realize you have no idea what the hell you are doing. The career you thought you would love, you actually hate; although, hey, it doesn't matter —…