This sentence slapped me in the face. I read it and then again.
My mom was married to a meanie for four years of my childhood. He was her second husband--a quick rebound after she and my dad divorced. He was a narcissistic a-hole who was verbally, and physically, abusive. Thankfully my mom and older step-brother shielded me from the grunt of his rage, he did take some … Continue reading Big Girls Don’t Cry (But Actually We Do Because We Are Human, So Deal With It)
Photo by Damon Hall from Pexels I'm not a patient person. I never have been. When I want something, I need to have it now. In fact, one of my earliest memories is my mom telling me to "be patient." I remember this vaguely because it was the first time I'd heard and understood what the word "patient" … Continue reading (Trying to) Practice Patience During COVID
Photo by Mithul Varshan from Pexels 8 months have come and gone and yet we still are. Ah quarantine, you ol' bastard. How I've (Unfortunately) Become More Materialistic I'm frugal. Not stingy, but let's just say I'm careful with how I spend my hard-earned money. I use my cash for experiences: Eating and drinking with friends. Day trips. … Continue reading This American Consumer Just Discovered Minimalism
As far back as I can remember, I've had a love of language and words and stories. But, like so many people, I get in my own way: Fear. Self-doubt. Self-sabotage.
For as far back as I can remember, I've been a worrier and over-thinker. Some of it was learned behavior, from close family members of mine, but, in retrospect, a lot of it was self-inflicted too. It reached an all-time high in college--I was a senior, studying, interning, trying to figure out my next step … Continue reading Confessions From a Fellow Anxiety Sufferer
As I'm sure many of you are too, I've been in quarantine for a few weeks now. In my isolation, I've found solace in my favorite pastime: reading.