Sonya Matejko

Sonya Matejko is a single writer falling in love with life in NYC and around the world. Founder of: www.singlestrides.com, a home for hopeless romantics and wanderlusts.

This Is What It's Like To Try On Engagement Rings When You're Single AF

BySonya Matejko
It started off like any other day. Except, it was nothing like any other day because I was living in New York City for only a couple of weeks, it was surprisingly cold in the middle of May and I was going to spend my lunch break trying on engagement…

13 Reasons I'm Moving To New York City, Even Though I'm Scared AF

BySonya Matejko
I'm moving to New York City in less than a month, and it's about time I admitted I'm scared as hell. By “scared as hell,” I mean that leaving the state of Florida  – where I've lived my entire life – and throwing away the routine I fashioned for…

Everything You Want To Say To The Friend Who Took Back Her Sh*tty Ex

BySonya Matejko
So, here's the thing: I've been you before. I've been the type of girl who has been so blinded by love that she's lost all access to her senses and soul. I didn't listen to my family or my friends. I didn't see what was right in front of me. I only…

15 Careers The Internet Has Made Possible For Millennials

BySonya Matejko
Remember when your parents told you you could be whatever you wanted to be when you grew up? Well back in the day, this might have just been a dream. There were laws that prohibited it, sexism or racism that hindered it, technology that delayed it,…

9 Bachelorette Party Cities Your Friends Will Be Pumped To Travel To

BySonya Matejko
Chances are, you’ve already had a friend or two get engaged around the holidays this year. The chances are even greater that you’ll know more people getting engaged between now and Valentine’s Day because — that’s right — it’s that time of year…

The Year Of Travel: What To Do, See And Eat In 14 International Cities

BySonya Matejko
To travel is to discover yourself in many different places. You unearth thought-provoking history and create unforgettable memories. You get to see and experience everything fully. There’s just something about traveling that makes us all come alive,…

How I Learned To Stop Being Offended By The Word 'No'

BySonya Matejko
This week alone, a man rejected my speaking proposal. Even my cat was in on it when he ignored me for days. I shed a few tears when I got the rejection email outlining that my speech had lost the numbers game. I slammed a door when said man rejected…

What To Do When You Realize You Have No F*cking Clue Who You Are

BySonya Matejko
There comes a time in your 20s when you look in the mirror and catch yourself by surprise. You think, “Who is that, and where’s the person I used to know?” You stand there, analyzing the way your face has changed and the way the sparkle in your eyes…

12 Ways To Throw Your Bestie The Perfect Bachelorette Party

BySonya Matejko
At the mere age of 24, I’ve already thrown a few successful bachelorette parties. For a #ForeveAlone, single woman like myself, you might assume this would be tortuous work. Yet, it always turns out to be a really great time, and you can look at it…

Family Is Paramount: 15 Values I Learned From My Foreign Father

BySonya Matejko
My father came to this country with nothing but big dreams and $200 in cash. He left his home, his family and his life to start something grander than what a then-communist country could offer. Fresh off the boat after serving his time in the Polish…

Why Your Best Friends In Life Are The Ones Who Never Judged You

BySonya Matejko
We are all going to have our unfortunate moments, whether it’s the stupid thing we do after one too many drinks or the amount of food we inhale at dinner. What turns these moments into memories is a certain kind of company: the non-judgmental…

Why It Took You Finding Someone New For Me To Finally Get Over You

BySonya Matejko
Well, sh*t, looks like you found someone new. The first thought that came to mind when you walked in with her to the same restaurant was why did you get to find someone first? Didn’t you break my heart into a million pieces, and weren’t you later…

16 Ways To Explain Our Love-Hate Relationship With Tequila

BySonya Matejko
Tequila and I share a special relationship. It’s not quite as relaxing as a glass of wine, and it’s not quite as cliché as vodka. It’s not as old school as gin, and it’s not quite as standard as a beer. Tequila is the big winner. It’s what you grab…

6 People, 7 Places And 8 Events That Make Miami A Great Place To Live

BySonya Matejko
Miami is seen as an adult playground that plays its music too loud and stays up way t0o late for its own good. When someone thinks of Miami, he or she probably thinks of fist pumping at LIV until 5 am (until it's time to go to Space), and…

Familiar Pain: 11 Things That Happen When You Sleep With Your Ex

BySonya Matejko
You swore to yourself that you’d never give in. You convinced yourself you were strong enough to resist temptation, yet sometimes, the love you have for someone is just too resilient. That love still courses through your veins and you still breathe…

Why Monday Doesn't Have To Be The Worst Day Of The Week

BySonya Matejko
Here we are again, another Monday. It’s the day of the week we all dread, the day on our planner we look at with remorse. We cross our fingers for national holidays to hit on this day. We’d easily barter today for another Friday. We binge on coffee…

An Ode To The Awkward Girl Who Shies From Embracing Her Uniqueness

BySonya Matejko
I should preface this with the fact that I spilled wine on my sheets as I casually tried to write in bed. Clearly, I’m qualified to write on this subject. We girls — the awkward ones, the not-so-perfect ones, the I-trip-barefoot ones — must band…

Dreaming About Your Ex Again? 4 Ways To Decode The Meaning Behind It All

BySonya Matejko
We all know what it feels like: You wake up from a dream, smiling. You stretch out, greeting the sun and hit snooze for the fourth time. You open your eyes, look around, and suddenly, it hits you: It was just a dream. Well, looks like you’re still…

Wanderlust Is A Lifestyle: Why I Like To Get Lost On Purpose

BySonya Matejko
Have you ever wanted to get lost on purpose? Have you had the urge to mosey underneath the stars while searching for more in the world? Have you ever succumbed to your desire to climb into the depths of your soul and become astray, to become astray…

4 Reasons Why Nostalgia Is Actually Advantageous To Your Well-Being

BySonya Matejko
What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner. — Sidonie Gabrielle Colette People often vocalize how they should abstain from living in the past. To some degree, I agree with them. Your heart and soul should constantly converge…