Samantha Bun

Samantha is a contributing writer based in Sydney. She graduated with an arts degree majoring in English Literature. Samantha loves to read and enjoys hip hop and pole dancing. You can view more of her work at www.samanthabun.com

Everything You Want To Say To The Guy Who Never Loved You Like You Wanted

BySamantha Bun
Years have passed now since I told you that I loved you and you didn't love me back. I have been a lot better since -- I've spent the last year or so rebuilding everything that you left broken and scattered since you walked out of my life. My…

5 Reasons Being Optimistic Is The Catalyst To Getting What You Want

BySamantha Bun
I've been a big dreamer since the moment I came out of my mother's womb. I've always seen more for myself and the world that is beyond the confines of what is in my reach. It doesn't end with me; I also see endless possibilities for others. What…

Why Empathy, Not Sympathy, Is Key To Helping Others Deal With Loss

BySamantha Bun
Death is one of those topics so seldom spoken of, but it is the one thing we all have in common. As morbid as it is, we're all going to die. There's no evading it; it is inevitable. As the days go by, the less I fear death. I'm not saying I would…

Get Even By Getting Better: 6 Ways To Be The Best Version Of Yourself

BySamantha Bun
My new mantra as of late is to be f*cking amazing. Recently, I've been witnessing people go down one too many times after being rejected or dumped. A friend called me the other night in tears, so like any good friend, I met up with her to lend an…

The Ted Mosby Effect: What It's Like To Be A Hopeless Romantic

BySamantha Bun
This is a dedication to the Ted Mosby’s of the world, AKA those of us who love fiercely, live passionately and refuse to give up on love, no matter how beaten and broken it leaves us. This is for the dream weavers, truth seekers and love makers of…

8 Reasons My Dad Is My Biggest Fan And Hero Of My World

BySamantha Bun
I have always been more of a Daddy's girl. I was the little one who would climb on Dad's shoulders in my pretty little dress and sing, “I'm a little teapot” to all of his friends. He shielded me from any possible harm and made sure I got the best of…

10 Lessons In Love I Learned From Losing The Love Of My Life At 19

BySamantha Bun
Six years have passed -- it took two years to finally be able to see a future for myself again and four years to come to a point of acceptance. The vision of a fairytale life diminished in my 19-year-old eyes, when my high school sweetheart was…

Unrequited Love: The Pain Of Loving Someone When It's One-Sided

BySamantha Bun
Loving someone is one of the most vulnerable positions in which you can be. You open your heart to another person and your best wish is for him or her to love you in return. Unfortunately, life is not a Nicholas Sparks movie; love isn’t always…

6 Simple Ways To Make Self-Love Your Number One Priority In Life

BySamantha Bun
Self-love is one of the most easily and frequently preached concepts, but the most challenging of all feats. In one minute, you can be in love with yourself and, the next, find something you absolutely despise about yourself. Before you know it, you…

7 Reasons Why The End Is Often The Best Place To Be

BySamantha Bun
The end of something comfortable and familiar often brings us into very scary territory. If you’re in that position now, I have news for you: As frightening as it may be to let go and be in a place of uncertainty, it is the best place to be. It can…

Authenticity: 10 Ways To Ensure You're Staying True To Your Values

BySamantha Bun
It is not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. - Roy Disney Every day, we perform different roles; we function on performativity -- how to be a daughter, a son, a student, a teacher, an employee, a manager, a friend, a lover…

How This Generation Isn't Actually Entitled, We're Just Lacking Accountability

BySamantha Bun
There is a large divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, and most of the time, Gen-X wants nothing to do with us. I remember a long car ride home with my cousin, who said, “The problem with your generation, and I see this happen so often at work with these…

How The Energy You Bring Into A Room Dictates The Way People React To You

BySamantha Bun
You walk into a room and feel a dark cloud overshadow you, an overwhelming sense that something isn’t right. You were fine just moments ago and now you’re feeling tense and possibly even sad or angry. You look around you and a few people have a sour…

Love Isn't All You Need: The Importance Of Trust In Relationships

BySamantha Bun
The world of relationships is fun and exciting until you get into your first fight, when all of your previous doubts and insecurities will flourish to the surface. At this point, you’ll realize the person you were dating is not the image of…

12 Ways To Become More Aware Of Your Body And Embrace Your Sensuality

BySamantha Bun
Women, it’s time to get in touch with your sensuality. The term “sensuality” has often (and falsely) been confused with “sexuality.” However, your sensuality is about how in tune you are with your senses — sound, sight, smell, taste and touch — as…

3 Reasons Why Sharing Your Dreams With Nonbelievers Will Motivate You

BySamantha Bun
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about…

For Both The Griever And Comforter: How To Cope With The Loss Of A Loved One

BySamantha Bun
This one is for those of you who have loved and lost and also for those who are consoling someone close who has lost. Loss is a common human experience, but each person has his or her own way of dealing with the pain of “letting go,” having to “move…

The Key To Figuring Out Your Path In Life Is To Listen To Your Heart

BySamantha Bun
Have you ever been in such a dark place that it seemed nearly impossible that you would get out? You thought you had everything in perfect order and then, all of the sudden, things got jumbled up. Your priorities become confused and the things that…

14 Reasons The Bond Between Girlfriends Is Unlike Any Other

BySamantha Bun
You have just landed a hot date for the weekend! Who do you message first? That’s right, you group message your girlfriends, who are, collectively, always the first point of contact. Why? Only because they’re some of the most important people in…