• Sara Caliva on New Year, New You

    Why My Goals In 2017 Don’t Include Finding Love

    Why My Goals In 2017 Don’t Include Finding Love

    Yes, 2016 was a bitch of a year. We’ve had countless celebrities pass away, an election that feels devastating for many of us, horrible violence against each other in this country, horrible violence in other countries and the list goes on. The year 2016 is (thankfully) ending, and I know it’s on all of our […]
  • Sara Caliva in Life

    Everything I Want To Say To The Man Who Decided To Follow Me Home

    Everything I Want To Say To The Man Who Decided To Follow Me Home

    I hate being scared. I know many people say it’s normal and it keeps you alert, and I’m sure that’s true, but I hate it nonetheless. I force myself to take elevators even though I’m claustrophobic because I hate when fear wins. I look down when I’m up high even if it makes me dizzy […]
  • Why I Begrudgingly Decided To Vote For Hillary Clinton

    Why I Begrudgingly Decided To Vote For Hillary Clinton

    Roughly two weeks ago, I had an epiphany while driving. I realized that I’m going to vote for Hillary Clinton. As someone who was raised to follow God first and then the elephant, this was a pretty unnerving conclusion. But, for the first time since I learned that Hillary was running for president, I am […]
  • Sara Caliva in Dating

    I Dated A Nice Guy After An Abusive Relationship, But He Didn’t ‘Save’ Me

    I Dated A Nice Guy After An Abusive Relationship, But He Didn’t ‘Save’ Me

    It started with a three-hour date, which consisted mainly of my taking his phone and then awkwardly staring at his features while making him a Bitmoji. It ended a couple of months later with a brief text conversation and wishing each other well. It was perfect. Three months after my abusive relationship, I met a […]
  • Sara Caliva on Lean In

    This Is What Wearing My Headphones Means To Me, As A Woman

    This Is What Wearing My Headphones Means To Me, As A Woman

    I’m a woman. I’m an entrepreneur. I’m a daughter, sister, neighbor and I am a friend. And quite frequently, being all of those things can be exhausting. That’s not to say that I don’t love who I am or the people in my life, but sometimes I need to block out the noises around me. […]
  • Sara Caliva in Dating

    5 Reasons A Mojito Is The Perfect Drink To Order On A First Date

    5 Reasons A Mojito Is The Perfect Drink To Order On A First Date

    I like to consider myself a bit of a mojito connoisseur, which really means I like to drink them a lot. I’ll always order one at a new restaurant, just to see if it’s up to snuff. I’m actually not a huge fan of rum, but I absolutely love the taste of a mojito. It’s […]
  • Sara Caliva on Love Hurts

    Why I’m Happy My Ex Married The Woman He Cheated on Me With

    Why I’m Happy My Ex Married The Woman He Cheated on Me With

    I can’t pretend that I wasn’t pretty upset when I first found out that the man I’d always thought I was going to marry was walking down the aisle with someone else. And not just anyone, but the woman that he had cheated on me with.┬áThe woman that helped him shatter my rose-colored-glasses world. Facebook […]
  • Sara Caliva in Life

    I Stayed In An Abusive Relationship Because I Thought We Would Make It

    I Stayed In An Abusive Relationship Because I Thought We Would Make It

    I found my perfect guy at 28. It happened a little later than I had hoped, but it was worth the wait. He was the guy who sang showtunes with me in the car, the guy who was more romantic than I could possibly hope for and the guy who brought out my goofy side. […]
  • Sara Caliva in Women

    Why ‘Scandal’ Made Me Question If Women Really Can Have It All

    Why ‘Scandal’ Made Me Question If Women Really Can Have It All

    This season of “Scandal” has been an interesting one. Putting aside my undying support for Jake, I have tried to accept that Fitz and Olivia have a love that just can’t be denied. I have tried to get on board because I thought I’d be watching a strong, intelligent woman run her business and still […]
  • Sara Caliva in Dating

    20 Things Every Guy Needs To Know Before Dating An Actress

    20 Things Every Guy Needs To Know Before Dating An Actress

    Actresses are known for being beautiful and creative. There’s no question why men are drawn to them. But does your average Joe know what it takes to keep a lovely free spirit happy (and calm)? Here are some fun tips to keep the drama on the stage: 1. “I can’t because I have rehearsal” is […]