From relationships and love, to life and how to be a better person, hawk + pearl is a lifestyle blog for teens, twenty somethings, adults, girls, guys, and couples alike.

33 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Set And Keep

33 New Year's Resolutions You Can Actually Set & Keep | hawk + pearl

It’s almost time for those “new year, new me!” social media posts, amirite?!   Rather than being one of those people who brag about how they’re going to drastically change then end up stuck in the same exact spot (or worse) come year-end, it’s time to start thinking about goals you really can achieve and …

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Of Living Alone

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Of Living Alone | What It's Like To Live Alone

Living alone is an absolutely incredible experience. It is one that I strongly believe everyone should have the opportunity to do at one point in their life. It’s wild how drastically different it is living on your own as compared to coexisting with other people, whether family or friends or a significant other.   What …

The Impact Of Social Media & Technology On Our Generation

How Social Media & Technology Has Impacted Our Generation l hawk + pearl

Californication’s Hank Moody said it best:   HM: People seem to be getting dumber and dumber. You know, I mean we have all this amazing technology and yet computers have turned into basically four figure wank machines. The internet was supposed to set us free, democratize us, but all it’s really given us is Howard …

How Is It Possible To Balance Life, Work, And Play?

How Is It Possible To Balance Life, Work, And Play | hawk + pearl

I went out yesterday with a bunch of people I hadn’t seen in awhile, including some who asked how my blog is going. Although I regularly receive a nice flow of site traffic and positive feedback from readers, I found myself responding negatively to their question.   Technically, it’s going well, but the truth is …

3 Positive Habits That Will Change Your Life

3 Positive Habits To Pick Up That Will Change Your Life l hawk + pearl

Hi, all! I hope you’re doing well and your new year is off to a happy and healthy start.   We’re already approaching the end of February, which is insane because I feel like the year literally just started. I wanted to take the time to share some things I’ve been doing this year that I …

20 GIFs That Will Perfectly Sum Up Every Part Of Your Monday

20 GIFs That Will Perfectly Sum Up Every Part Of Your Monday | hawk + pearl

Happy Monday, errbody!   Here are 20 GIFs that will perfectly sum up every part of your Monday (specifically if you work Mondays):   When your morning alarm goes off  All images used from GIPHY   When you finally muster up the strength to get out of bed   When you take that first sip …

12 Simple Ways To Be Less Of An Asshole While Driving

12 Simple Ways To Be Less Of An Asshole While Driving l hawk + pearl

The roads are loaded with ignorant, oblivious idiots who don’t look, don’t move, and don’t care. Are you sick of sharing the streets with these dopes? Because I am.   You’d be surprised about how many ways there are to decrease your level of shittiness and become more of a decent driver. To avoid writing …

Happy New Year: It’s Time To Review, Cleanse & Start Anew

Happy New Year: It's Time To Review, Cleanse & Start Anew | hawk + pearl

December is coming to a close which means another year has officially passed by. Congratulations, you’ve made it! Whereas others won’t have the chance to ring in the new year, you will. Too many of us look past this blessing and unintentionally continue to do the same old thing we’ve been doing for the last …

8 Cold Harsh Truths About Modern Dating

8 Cold Harsh Truths About Modern Dating hawk + pearl writing blog

Welcome to the age of the hookup culture and technology-induced awkward interactions!   Modern dating is absolutely horrendous for an infinite amount of reasons. Even with all of the dating apps available for use today, including but not limited to Tinder, Bumble (check out my Bumble BFF review!),, POF, Christian Mingle, SugarDaddie, Gluten-Free Singles, …

3 Reasons Why You Should Eliminate Toxic People From Your Life

3 reasons to eliminate toxic people from your life hawk + pearl writing blog

Have you ever had a friend that just totally dragged you down? And whenever you’re around this person, you feel so drained and so low, so much so that you practically can’t wait to stop hanging out with this person just so you can be alone and recharge? Because I have. I like to call …

16 Reasons Why Fall Is The Best Time Of Year

16 Reasons Why Fall Is The Best Time Of The Year hawk + pearl writing blog

Fall is officially here, and life just got 100x better (and it’s not just because pumpkin spice lattes are back).   Here are 16 reasons why fall is the best time of year: No more sweating Mosquitoes and wasps retreat back to hell BYE, EVIL BEINGS.

What It’s Like To Not Be A Party Girl On The Weekends, Or Ever

what it's like to not be a party girl on the weekends or ever hawk + pearl writing blog

If you’re wondering what I’m doing on a Friday or Saturday night, I’ll probably be doing the same thing as always. But I won’t be out drunk partying all night. I won’t be seeking a next one night stand, and, no, I certainly won’t be in a pair of heels or a short dress. Not that there’s anything …

Dear Future, I Need To Let You Go

dear future, i need to let you go hawk + pearl blog

Dear Future, I don’t know you. I don’t even know if we’ll ever meet. I mean, I hope we do, but nothing is promised, you know. Well, I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately so I figured I’d write you a letter.

Going Back To The Well Season Is The Worst Time In The Dating Calendar

Going Back To The Well Season Is The Worst Time In The Dating Calendar hawk + pearl

Going back to the well season is upon us. For those of you unaware of what “going back to the well season” is, a concept I literally made up 40 seconds ago, hang in there. I will explain. Summer is the time of the year where it’s completely okay to hook up with random strangers …

Bumble BFF App Review: How My First BFF Date Went Down

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It’s not that easy to make new friends anymore. If you don’t go to school, work in a place where new people enter the building all day long, or enjoy frequenting bars every weekend, the odds of meeting potential amigos are slim to none. Thankfully, the friend gods have answered our prayers, and the dating app Bumble has recently …

The 19 Types Of People You’re Friends With On Social Media

People You're Friends With On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram | hawk + pearl

I think it’s a safe assumption to say 99.9% of us have a social media account, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat. I also think it’s safe to say 99.9% of us are “friends” with the same type of people on these platforms. After being on social since the good old Myspace days, I’ve …

So She Didn’t Text Back

So She Didn't Text Back by Lester Lee on hawk + pearl

One day everything is fantastic. You’re texting a girl all day every day. You’re making her laugh. You’re making her think. Your emoji game is fire emoji. But then, all of a sudden, you get nothing. Radio silence.