At the start of this year I "went off" social media, by which I mean I deleted the apps off my phone. I was hoping this would be the answer to the growing anxiety I experienced throughout 2017. On Instagram, I couldn't stop refreshing my feeds, scrolling obsessively until a photo repeated and I completed … Continue reading How to Document the Present
It's almost the end of the year, I'm almost 31, and I just got bangs again because ugh I was bored and you should know me by now. I did mostly everything this year and now I'm tired and taking time these last few days of 2017 to reflect. To recap: I moved from Chicago … Continue reading What We Did This Year
I was thinking about candy today, like I do most days. After Halloween a few people brought in their leftover candy and dumped it in a bowl behind my desk. So now at lunch I've been eating those one-bite Musketeers and Snickers and avoiding the Smarties. I shouldn't be eating any candy. I've written at … Continue reading I Love Candy Forever
http://gph.is/1UOSVLF Lately I've been focused on writing short, satirical comedy pieces and now I'm self-conscious about my ability to write essays. So I'm literally only writing this to prove to myself (and public) I can still write semi-serious, long-form work. You happy? Halloween is next week and for the first time in years, I don't … Continue reading Did You Enjoy Planning Your Wedding?
I've been trying to make a living as a writer since I graduated college 8 years ago. Sometimes it feels like forever ago since I was told I did not get the Groupon Coupon Editor job, and I cried inside a janitor's closet inside a South Loop daycare center (one I was inexplicably hired at … Continue reading The 8 Years It Took Me to Get This One Job
I got engaged and suddenly everyone was looking at my hands. Right after I got engaged I was talking to a colleague and as she was looking down at my ring she said, “It must have been a surprise proposal, you don’t have your nails done.” I vaguely remembered hearing that was a thing some … Continue reading Hand in Marriage
HELLO. It's been over a month since I last wrote here and I'm feeling weirdly self-conscious about it! I was thinking about just not addressing it but that didn't feel ~authentic~ So now comes the part where I tell you all the reasons I've been away and you can decide if they are valid or … Continue reading June + July