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I’m addicted to 30 day challenges

I’m addicted to 30 day challenges

Posted on Oct 1, 2015

Yesterday was Sept. 30, which means yesterday was technically the last day of my post-a-day challenge. For those of you who haven’t followed from the beginning, I made a public promise back in August that I would publish at least one blog post a day for the duration of September. Well, I did it. Pretty […]

Everything’s amazing and nobody’s happy*

Everything’s amazing and nobody’s happy*

Posted on Sep 30, 2015

Today work was slow. My boss, who normally sits directly behind me, was in meetings all morning, and my immediate jobsΒ were finished. It was a rare thing, but I had the time to browse through Facebook as much as I wanted most of the day. There have been moments in my life that doing this […]

Learning how to see the world

Learning how to see the world

Posted on Sep 29, 2015

I picked up the habit of watching from my dad. I remember being somewhere around the age of ten or eleven. My dad had just picked me up from school and we were driving home in his work truck. At one point he leaned towards the wheel, looking up at the sky, and said, β€œHey […]

Mushroom thoughts

Mushroom thoughts

Posted on Sep 28, 2015

I’ve started a lot of sentences lately with β€œMy brain feels like…” And today my brain feels like mush. Or maybe more like a mushroom. It feels spongy and delicate and stringy. Β I’m realizing it usually feels like this on weekday evenings. My job sucks all the texture of my brain into hidden, fibrous pockets […]

Life bucket list

Life bucket list

Posted on Sep 27, 2015

This morning my friend Emily and I had a breakfast picnic in the park. It was misty out, that perfect kind of grey weather that isn’t really hot or cold, and while we nibbled on scones and sipped coffee we talked about some of the yearnings we both felt for far away places, far away […]

Union Square and paper bag drawings

Union Square and paper bag drawings

Posted on Sep 26, 2015

When I worked in New York, I had a habit of keeping paper bags from Trader Joe’s or Whole foods to doodle on during my lunch breaks. I’d sit on one of the benches in Union Square, watching people go by, accidentally eavesdropping on the conversation the guy sitting next to me was having about […]