As a writer and an anxious person I spend a lot of time self-reflecting. So you would think I would love this time of year when everyone looks back on what they've done and what they will do. But no, not really. This concentrated week of self-reflection, "best of" lists, and resolutions always overwhelms me. … Continue reading One More Final Post for 2019
I've been going to therapy for the past two months and taking it seriously for probably the first time in my life. It's difficult. But the more I learn about myself, the more gratitude I have for my writing practice. Officially I can say it's not my therapy, but it is a critical companion to actual … Continue reading It’s One of My Therapies
I always have this feeling like I'm hurtling through space and time whenever I spend a night in New York City. I am an asteroid, barreling towards Brooklyn, and as the night progresses, pieces of me burn up into the atmosphere. A ring I took off and forgot on the bathroom sink, or my inhibitions … Continue reading Friday Night
I love making playlists. Lucky for me I live in 2019 and Spotify has made the process incredibly easy. I don't care, I'm a shill for an evil music streaming service. Their functionality is good. I've gone on two group trips this summer and the collaborative playlists we built tied the whole the thing together. … Continue reading The Summer of the Playlist
Last summer I got married. I was planning to write about the days leading up to the wedding but then (almost) one year passed and I never did. So here goes. I got married on a Saturday and I took that Thursday and Friday off (and also the following week for our honeymoon in Jamaica … Continue reading Before the Wedding
There's a lot of loathsome corporate-isms that I'd be fine "taking offline" indefinitely and don't ever want to "circle back" on. But there's one that I think perfectly and unironically describes what drives me. Have you ever been on a long, meandering email chain (99% of them), and someone bravely jumps in to "close the … Continue reading “Closing the Loop”
It's a fact we all must live with. Summers change when you get older. Occasionally I forget I've been in the workforce for a decade, and whenever June comes around I get excited for summer vacation. That 3-month ship has sailed (Except for my teacher friends! Though they will tell you it basically amounts to … Continue reading Summer is Here Again!!