Samantha Surface

Bio

Samantha is a California girl who calls Boston home now. She's an Experiential Marketing Manager by day and a writer by night. Fitness (particularly boxing), the Real Housewives Franchise, sports, and sugar get her out of bed everyday. You can follow her trials and tribulations on Twitter or Instagram: @SammySurface

Why Having High Standards While Looking For A Boyfriend Doesn't Make Me 'Picky'

By Samantha Surface
I'm now at the age where wedding invitations and “save the dates” take up the majority of my refrigerator space... but I'm still RSVPing for myself sans guest. I've been truly single for what seems like eons. But since my last serious relationship a…

If You Keep Waking Up In The Middle Of The Night, Try These 6 Things

By Samantha Surface
Sleeping: It's one of the joys of life, but only when you can successfully accomplish doing it. I remember when I would sleep in until noon, eat and then go back to bed as if that was what a normal, contributing member of society would do. There…

Why You Should Drop Everything And Go Visit Your Mother

By Samantha Surface
Moms are great, it's as simple as that. Let's be real: None of us would be here if it weren't for our moms. If you're lucky enough to have a good one, then that's even better. I had a great mom, but to say she was one-of-a-kind would not be doing…

6 Workouts You Can Still Do If You End Up Skipping The Gym

By Samantha Surface
If you're anything like me, going to the gym is part of your daily routine, and sometimes it's just an escape from life. But, there are times when life wins and the gym just isn't an option. Whatever the reason, there are several exercise…

5 Steps To Self-Care When Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One

By Samantha Surface
The alarm went off, and I pressed snooze, only to do the same thing two more times. I managed to roll out of bed, mindlessly brush my teeth, shower and barely taste my breakfast. Suddenly, the clock indicated it was time to go to work. Sometimes,…

7 Weight-Loss Tips That Work, As Told By Someone Who Lost 20 Pounds

By Samantha Surface
I've been an athlete my entire life, but I also loved my sweets just as much as my physical activities. I believed I could have a dream body by eating whatever I wanted and “working it off” because I was so active. That doesn't happen IRL. Turns out…

6 Ways I Will Honor My Late Mom On Mother's Day

By Samantha Surface
It's about that time again when flower companies are getting more delivery requests than usual. Phone calls and text messages will be sent through multiple 4G networks, and social medial posts will be created honoring the woman who brought the…

5 Reasons 2015 Was The Year Of Body Positivity For All Women

By Samantha Surface
The vision of women’s beauty has completely altered through the years. In the '50, the Marilyn Monroe era showed off major curves. Then, the '90s changed all that when Kate Moss showed us her Calvin Kleins and made skinny the new trend. That may…

4 Times My Mom Was The Last Person I Wanted, But First One I Needed

By Samantha Surface
My mom was a "tiger mother" before it became a term. She was fierce and expected perfection. I always knew she loved me, even if she had a funny way of showing it. She played the game of life with her own rules, and she instilled that attitude in…

My Mother May Be Gone, But She Is Still With Me

By Samantha Surface
She was driving our '96 Toyota 4Runner, and I was in the passenger seat. Her luscious hair fell just below her shoulders as she drove slowly and patiently answered my questions. "Will Daddy get to work from home again with his new job?" "Yes, he…

One Year Later And One Marathon Later: Boston Just Got Stronger

By Samantha Surface
Boston: A city built by rebels, established by culture and education and held together by the strength and courage of a community. It is a place where winning is expected and passion and heart are always present. It is a city that knows heartache…

Why You Need To Break Up With Social Media After You Break Up With Him

By Samantha Surface
As if break ups weren’t tough already, we now have social media outlets to add to the mess of a split. Let’s face it: it’s really difficult to see our exes enjoying their lives without us. The pain we feel when we see him or her with another person…

Making The First Move

By Samantha Surface
We live in a world that tells women we can do whatever we want, and the “Glass Ceiling” no longer exists. Rosie the Riveter said, “We Can Do It,” and the suffragettes fought for our right to vote. So when it comes to dating, or at least making the…

What To Spend Your Tax Return On

By Samantha Surface
It’s that time of the year again, when you’ll be calling H&R Block, buying Turbo Tax or pleading with your accountant friends to do your taxes. What is the one silver lining to this scenario, you ask? The possible tax refund you’ll be getting from…

How To Escape A Bad Date

By Samantha Surface
We’ve all asked ourselves at least once before: how the hell am I going to get out of this date?  In some cases, we are forced to make split second decisions or sometimes to react to an awkward situation.  If strategies and proper intelligence are…