Love & Lust • Just Another Guy

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“They’ll never know the places we’ve travelled or the stories we’ve told – all while never letting go.”

Girls will meet you.

They’ll shake your hand, learn your name, and catch a glimpse of your mischievous smile.

But, they’ll never know the comfort I get when my hand is interlocked in yours. They’ll never know the places we’ve traveled or the stories we’ve told – all while never letting go.

They’ll never know the times I called your name. Laughing and kicking as I surrendered to your tickle match. They’ll never know the pain behind those late-night-calls, the times I was drunk and vulnerable at 2 a.m.

They’ll never love your smile like I do. Embracing every chance to see it shine. They’ll never know the way your voice cracks mid-laugh, nor will they understand the jokes you mutter from your half amused smirk.

To her, you are jut another handshake.

Another name. Another mischievous smile.

To her, you are just another guy.


This image was illustrated in collaboration with Lemon Chicken Por Favor

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BEING Young & Twenty Submission • Kait

BEING Young & Twenty Submission • Kait

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Kait Mauro
Deer Heart
Age • 25

“I want to focus on what I do have to be grateful for instead of wishing I had a stronger career or was finished with university already or whatever else I stress about.”

BEING Young & Twenty has been rocky, but I’ve learned a lot from my struggles.

I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in my early 20’s and have been since dealing with multiple mental diagnoses. I don’t let this stop me, though. I am a creator, an artist at heart – a photographer, a writer, a poet, a blogger.

At the current age of 25, I am still a little lost.

I recently moved to a new city in a new part of the country because my fiancé started school here. I haven’t made many friends, yet. I’ve been putting a lot of effort into my photography business but it’s difficult because of how often we will have to move during the next 5 years for his career. I am determined, though.

And I’m lucky.

I’m lucky that I have a great psychiatrist to help me manage my mental illnesses, I am lucky to have a fiancé who loves me at my most ugly.

So far, I’ve been lacking gratitude.

I want to focus on what I do have to be grateful for instead of wishing I had a stronger career or was finished with university or whatever else I stress about.

I want to focus on gratitude.

Several people I admire have told me positivity will bring more good things into my life, and I want to believe them, so I am going to try to follow their examples.

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BEING Young & Twenty Submission • Cameron

BEING Young & Twenty Submission

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Cameron Jull
Cameron Jull
Age • 20

“I’ve finally learned how to accept myself, despite going through years of insecurity and low self-esteem.”

BEING Young & Twenty means a lot of things.

It means moving out of the house you’ve always called home. It’s making decisions like getting married, starting a family, and finding a career. It’s sorting out your bills and dealing with responsibilities.

Being the pessimistic teenager I was, I was scared.

“What should I expect from being 20?”

I since discovered the answer to my own question.

BEING Young & Twenty doesn’t always mean deadlines, mortgages or what day the bins go out. It means maturing. It means making mistakes and learning from them. It means spending time with your family and friends, and making sure you’re happy.

I’ve grown a lot since I turned 20. I’m happier than I was during my adolescence.

I feel free.

I’ve made mistakes and I’ve learned from them. I’ve learned how to accept myself, despite going through years of insecurity and low self-esteem.

I don’t know how the next 10 years will go. No one does.

BEING Young & Twenty is about having the time of your life.

So, live. Write a story worth telling.

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RealTalk Poetry • People Come Back

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Don’t let it be all you know.
The way people come back when they have no place to go.

The way people will drag you through mud and hard dirt;
with no care or concern,
’bout the way it would hurt.

The way people will leave
without a simple goodbye.

No explanation.
No closure.
No answer’s to your, “why?”.

Learn to keep those folks out.
Close the door shut.

Don’t let them back in.
Don’t re-open the cut.


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BEING Young & Twenty Submission • Chris

BEING Young & Twenty Submission

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Christopher Michael
Age • 28

“I cannot even begin to tell you how many regrets I have for time that I’ve wasted.”

BEING Young & Twenty is to be aware of how meaningful and important every single day is. I cannot begin to tell you how many regrets I have for the time I’ve wasted.

As a recovering drug addict and alcoholic, with 2 short years of sobriety, the majority of my 20’s (and teens) was spent looking down the neck of the bottle or pipe.

I finally broke the law, got caught, spent a year in jail, and another 7 months in rehab. I’m still finishing up a 5 year deferred adjudicated probation sentence.

I couldn’t escape accountability.

I had to face it head on.

BEING Young & Twenty means I’m not a child anymore.

I say this not because I deserve a pity party – but to STRESS how important it is to be mindful of your actions and how they can, and will, affect your future.

If you know someone going down a questionable path, don’t be afraid to confront them. The future is depending on you and me, us twenty-somethings, so let’s not compromise our values & self-respect!

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Small Business Review • The Bee Box

Small Business Review • The Bee Box

The Bee Box is a quarterly subscription box that brings you artwork and handmade goodies, featuring exclusive pieces that you can ONLY find in The Bee Box. Everything is designed and created by the talented founder of this subscription service: Kristen Winkelbauer.

Kristen is a 25-year-old freelance artist living in the San Fransisco Bay area. She is the proud owner of Winklebeebee Illustrations.

Would you turn your art into a subscription service?
Let me know in the comments!

This page might contain affiliate links meaning, if you make a purchase, Young & Twenty may receive a referral cost. Thank you in advance for helping to keep this website alive!

(2 Exclusive 4″ x 6″ Art Prints)

The goal of The Bee Box is simple. It’s intended to add something fun and cute to your life – just because! It’s clear that Kristen is a talented (and diverse) artist. With no real consistency in this box, you can use these pieces all-year-round.

I’ve been drawing all my life. I think it’s because there’s something inexplicable about art that just makes people happy. That’s why I created The Bee Box. Art has always been a constant that has kept me going through every chapter of my life, happy or sad. Art is meant to be felt and it’s meant to be shared, and I hope each box you open helps add a little bit of brightness to your life,”

(3 Bookmarks)

This month’s month (December 2016) was inspired by the winter months and the changes that come as one year ends and another begins. No matter how you celebrate this time of year, it never hurts to take some time to tell your loved ones you’re thinking of them, and to remember all the good things that are still coming!

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My Box Included

The Queen Box

2 Exclusive 4″ x 6″ Art Prints
4 Piece Greeting Card + Sticker Set
1 Calendar Sheet for 2017
3 Bookmarks
1 Original Full Color Illustration

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(1 Original Full-Color Illustration)

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Costs

BubleBee
$15.00 – $55.00

Honey Bee
$25.00 – $90.00

Worker Bee
$35.00 – $130.00

Queen Bee
$45.00 – $165.00

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(4 Piece Greeting Card + Sticker Set)

(1 Calendar Sheet for 2017)

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HELP SUPPORT THE ARTIST BEHIND THE BEE BOX!

COMPANY • The Bee Box

TYPE • Subscription Service

PRODUCT • Exclusive Artwork & Illustrations

PRICE • $15.00 – $165.00

GIFT OPTIONS • Yes!

SHIPPING • Worldwide

SHIPPING COST • FREE Shipping within the US ($9 elsewhere)


This product was sent for review but opinions remain 100% honest and unbiased.

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