I saw this hashtag today on Twitter, #TheProblemWithMeIn5Words. Oh, I hate it. The positive monster in me wants to shout, "No, don't dwell on what you dislike, dwell on what you love!" and "So many of us spend so many hours on what we dislike … Continue reading #TheProblemWithMeIn5Words … Ew.
I recently looked at the myriad post drafts I haven't touched in years, and I found one that I sort of like. Granted, I am no longer almost-30, but newly 35, but I like much of what I started here. I'll keep what I have … Continue reading 35 life lessons from adulthood
"They're going to burn you at the stake when they find out that you're beautiful, funny, AND intelligent. Fuck them. Be all three. Keep the gold dust in your blood. Be royal as fuck. But don't you dare become small and still. The hardest ones … Continue reading ‘Keep the gold dust in your blood’
I was something of a poetry nerd in college. I did my writing portfolio in it, which let me get a minor in writing, which I did because, simply, it was fun. I also did my honors portfolio in poetry because, simply, it was fun. … Continue reading Trying to fit my way back into poetry
On Friday, I finished the final pages of André Aciman's beautiful "Call Me By Your Name," and I was thrilled to be home alone. Because the beauty and sorrow of the final pages? They came out of my mouth. Shouts and gasps and incredibly loud … Continue reading Book vs. movie: ‘Call Me By Your Name’
My favorite weekends are my lazy ones, the ones with nothing on the schedule, when two days stretch ahead of me to play with as I like. And this past weekend? It was the epitome of that kind of lazy. This weekend, I wrote. A … Continue reading My writerly weekend & being open to ‘the shimmer’
This week, I switched offices at work. It sounds like a tiny thing, even an annoying thing, but it was wonderful. I'm someone who thrives on change, who looks forward to new things. Getting a new job is more exciting to me than scary. I … Continue reading An office change for a bit of revitalization