The 8 Years It Took Me to Get This One Job

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

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Hand in Marriage

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, β€œIt 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

June + July

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

A Series of Phone Calls to My Mom About the Horrific Things I’ve Witnessed

Now that I'm a whole week removed from living in Chicago, I've been thinking of ways to talk and write about the past seven years. I think it's funny to describe my Chicago experience as "a series of phone calls to my mom about the horrific things I've witnessed." It's funny because it's a short … Continue reading A Series of Phone Calls to My Mom About the Horrific Things I’ve Witnessed