• Sonya Matejko on Tie The Knot

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

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

    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 rings. Did I mention I’m […]
  • Sonya Matejko in Life

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

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

    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 myself in Miami legitimately terrifies me. […]
  • Sonya Matejko on Love Hurts

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

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

    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 saw what I […]
  • Sonya Matejko on Digital Generation

    15 Careers The Internet Has Made Possible For Millennials

    15 Careers The Internet Has Made Possible For Millennials

    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, red tape that bordered it or ideals that didn't […]
  • Sonya Matejko on Tie The Knot

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

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

    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 again. Even if (for right now) you find yourself screenshotting the latest […]
  • Sonya Matejko on Off The Grid

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

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

    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, like we're breathing for the very first time against a new horizon. That's why I wanted more of […]
  • Sonya Matejko in Life

    How I Learned To Stop Being Offended By The Word ‘No’

    How I Learned To Stop Being Offended By The Word ‘No’

    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 me while hailing me a cab. I chased […]
  • Sonya Matejko in Life

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

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

    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 has dimmed. You try to find a […]
  • Sonya Matejko on Tie The Knot

    12 Ways To Throw Your Bestie The Perfect Bachelorette Party

    12 Ways To Throw Your Bestie The Perfect Bachelorette Party

    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 as a practice round for when it's your turn. […]
  • Sonya Matejko on Family Comes First

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

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

    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 Navy, my father flew across the ocean to find […]
  • Sonya Matejko in Life

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

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

    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 kind. They’re there for the moments you just want to let your […]
  • Sonya Matejko in Dating

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

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

    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 supposed to realize what a huge mistake you made? […]