I wasn't a great student. Math was traumatic. Science was a wash. History was passable. Even English was dicey. I wasn't good at reading for comprehension and just skirted by the year we spent on grammar. I always gave it a good try, but I was never going to be a star student. Except when … Continue reading Creative Writing Matters
I've put enough dumb shit up here over the years that I figured I should dedicate a little space to the Big Day I had, and the even bigger life I'm going to have because of it! I got married two Saturdays ago, woah! And no I don't feel any different, but I feel happy … Continue reading I Got Married
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