Writing

Blocked or Scared: Writing the New

            I often define my life in the writing project that corresponds with that moment. From middle school to grad school, it always felt like I had something to work on: a revision, a novel, a poem, fan fiction, script, research, etc. That’s roughly fourteen years of tinkering and playing with my craft and ideas.… Continue reading Blocked or Scared: Writing the New

Lifestyles

The Depression Post

               Cue: “Fake Happy” by Paramore.                I’ve been trying to write this blog since March. I thought I was turning a corner then, or trying to but then I got busy. And it would be better to write this as a retrospective. So May, I thought, since it was Mental Health Awareness Month but… Continue reading The Depression Post

Lifestyles

Celebrating Two Years of Ms. Independent

            The funny thing is if you give anything time your perspective changes. On December 15, 2018, I was heartbroken, sobbing to “All Too Well” in my car as I drove home after what felt like the end. It turns out that was only the beginning.             On December 15, 2019, my friends and I… Continue reading Celebrating Two Years of Ms. Independent

Lifestyles

Raising My Support Standards: Scraps & The Bare Minimum

            I was in the shower, the place where all good deep thoughts happen, when I realized—somewhere in the past couple years of dating—I had neglected something. You see, thanks to a very honest dialogue with my friends, I had immediately raised my standards on the people I matched with on dating apps. They didn’t… Continue reading Raising My Support Standards: Scraps & The Bare Minimum