dear 2022, i’m so ready for you. your predecessor, 2021, was pretty gnarly. sure, i learned a ton— i always do— but 2021 taught me even harder lessons. lessons i didn’t think i’d have to face just yet.
when i look back on a year of worldly pain, my heart aches for the death and fear and injustice and confusion. but it also holds onto hope that one day, maybe a long time from now, we will all look back on 2020 as the year when everything changed.
This post is about welcoming Fall with grace and ease, something I’ve professedly failed at in previous years.
How I Moved Across The Ocean
The majority of my friends nowadays express their fantasies to me about moving across the country, ocean, or world. This “anywhere but here” mentality permeates through age, gender, culture, and social class. How often do you hear friends or coworkers say, “Man, I wish I could live in XYZ. That would be unreal”? Even my…
What I’ve Been Up To
From my very first recollection of reality, I had always known that I was being nurtured, pampered, and molded into a particular person my parents had in mind for me. Not just an image, but a entire person, aspirations and all. As with many youngsters, I spent the majority of my childhood in school. There…
I woke up this morning at my boyfriend’s fairytale cabin in Yosemite, dusted with snow and fragments of golden light, and felt a surge of inspiration to document my revelations. Halfway through February, and I can’t help but think that Life has purposefully pushed me to my edge to watch me break, to molt, to…
What Being In A Long(ish) Distance Relationship Has Taught Me
Long-distance relationships, much like most relationships, can completely alter your understanding of yourself and your partner. Here’s what being in a long-distance relationship over the past year has taught me.
How To Write And Self-Publish Your Book
There once was a time when books were created by publishers in far-off lands with pristine printing presses and hidden formatting magic. This how-to guide will teach you the ins and outs of self-publishing.